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    Center Suspends Police Drug Training Due to Funding

    DES MOINES - A center that provides training for police who investigate drug trafficking and substance abuse is suspending its classes over concerns that its federal funding will dry up. The Midwest Counterdrug Training Center at Camp Dodge in Johnston says it is canceling classes starting in December because a key appropriations bill has not been passed. The Des Moines Register ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -4
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    San Francisco Officer Shot In Foot After Breaking Up Fight

    SAN FRANCISCO—A San Francisco police officer was shot in the foot early Saturday morning as he tried to break up a fight involving a large group of women outside a nightclub in the city's Mission District, authorities said. The officer, whose name has not been released, was on patrol when he saw several men trying to hold the women back around ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -1
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    Los Angeles Police Keep Watch for Bin Laden Reprisals

    Los Angeles Police Keep Watch for Bin Laden Reprisals
    LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles city and county authorities say they are concerned about a potential backlash for the killing of Osama bin Laden but there is no known specific threat at this time. Police Chief Charlie Beck and county Sheriff Lee Baca told a press conference Monday that it is, however, important for citizens to report anything suspicious that they see. Beck ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Chicago Researchers Identify Nation's First Female Cop

    CHICAGO — A retired federal agent researching Chicago law enforcement history thinks the country's first female police officer was employed in the Windy City. Rick Barrett says he found a reference to Marie Owens as a Chicago officer in the 1890s. The Chicago Tribune says a woman joined the Los Angeles force in 1910, and that Oregon claims it had a ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    SC Sheriff's Department Missing One of Its Tracking Dogs

    BERKELEY COUNTY, SC - A Berkeley County Sheriff's Office tracking dog can't find his way home. The 3-year-old bloodhound named Red dug his way out of his handler's kennel in the Fairlawn Barony subdivision in Moncks Corner sometime between midnight and 6:45 a.m. Tuesday and hasn't been seen since, according to Dan Moon, sheriff's public information officer. In a twist of ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -4
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    Ohio County Sheriff Can't Wait for Bigger Jail

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, OH - Fairfield County Sheriff Dave Phalen says the solution to jail overcrowding is a new complex to replace two outdated jails in downtown Lancaster. Phalen yesterday attributed a prisoner disturbance on Monday night at the maximum-security jail to overcrowding. "We've got way too many people for the safety of our staff and the safety of other prisoners," he ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    NH Officer Found At Fault for Automotive Accident

    MANCHESTER, N.H. — A New Hampshire police department says one of its officers was at fault for a minor crash that happened when the officer was headed to an emergency. Manchester police say Officer Steven Flynn collided with a southbound motorist at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday while he was turning. The New Hampshire Union Leader says the other motorist, whose name ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -4
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    Police: Man With Gun, Package Found Near Pentagon

    ARLINGTON, VA - A highway ramp near the Pentagon was shut down for hours Monday night while authorities investigated what they said appeared to be a suspicious package. They said it was determined shortly before midnight, about three hours into the incident, that no explosive or suspicious device was involved. Virginia state police said the item was in a vehicle that ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    Man Negotiated with Police from Local Bar

    Man Negotiated with Police from Local Bar
    Oak Forest, Ill. -- Police in Illinois said a man who was believed to be barricaded in his home for several hours was actually talking to police from a bar. Oak Forest police said a call about a man with a gun led them to respond to the 5500 block of Babbette Court at about 4 p.m. Thursday and witnesses identified ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    LAPD Chief Vows to Fast-Track Probe Into Fatal Police Shooting

    LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck promises to accelerate the department's investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Guatemalan immigrant. The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that Beck told the civilian board overseeing the LAPD that the inquiry into the shooting of Manuel Jaminez would be finished much sooner than the eight months it typically takes investigators. The killing ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    Police, FBI Continue Search For Missing Colorado Girl

    Police, FBI Continue Search For Missing Colorado Girl
    GREELEY, CO - A dive team from Union Colony Fire/Rescue Authority on Saturday afternoon searched ponds in the Gateway Lakes Nature Area in south-central Greeley as part of the search for Kayleah Wilson, 12, who has been missing for a week. The fire department was called in by the FBI and Greeley Police Department, according to John Fagerberg, Union Colony spokesman. ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -2
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    Officer Injured In Early Morning Shootout

    Officer Injured In Early Morning Shootout
    TAYLOR, MI - Neighbors said two people, including a police officer, were shot this morning in Taylor when gunfire erupted at a townhouse complex near Northline Road and Telegraph. Taylor Police were not commenting this morning, but an officer at the scene confirmed that two men, including the Taylor cop, were shot. Several neighbors said a dozen or more gunshots startled ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    Governor McDonnell Signs Legislation Extending Disability Benefits for State Police Officers

    RICHMOND –Governor Bob McDonnell today signed legislation which will extend short term disability benefits for Virginia State Police officers injured in the line of duty. SB95, sponsored by Senator Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk), extends the length of time that a state police officer subject to a work-related injury in the line of duty will receive supplemental short-term disability coverage equal to 100% ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +9
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    KS Officers Trade Badges for Aprons in Special Olympics Fundraiser

    OLATHE, KS - Olathe police officers will trade their handcuffs and badges for serving aprons during the annual Tip-A-Cop fundraiser Saturday at Red Robin in Olathe. The event benefits Special Olympics Kansas. Officers will assist Red Robin employees 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the restaurant, 20155 W. 153rd St., by clearing and cleaning tables and refilling drinks. Officers will solicit ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +10
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    Police Fatalities Fall in 2009

    Police Fatalities Fall in 2009
    Five ambush-style incidents that ended in the shooting deaths of 15 police officers are putting a damper on a positive trend this year: The number of officers who died in the line of duty was the lowest in 50 years. "It really is a classic good news-bad news story," says Craig Floyd, chairman and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated +10
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    US Capital Police Escorts Given to Celebs in DC

    WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia police records released Wednesday show that Bill Gates, Jay-Z and other celebrities have received escorts similar to one that officers gave to actor Charlie Sheen. The records conflict with initial police statements that escorts are reserved for the president, vice president and visiting heads of state. Records obtained by The Associated Press through a court order ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -2
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    Ex-Police Chief Sentenced in Drug Smuggling Case

    MCALLEN, Texas - A former South Texas police chief who pleaded guilty to helping Mexican drug cartels smuggle drugs across the border has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Hernan Guerra Jr. pleaded guilty in January to one count of conspiracy with intent to distribute. He was sentenced Wednesday. The 45-year-old was arrested last summer at the Sullivan City Police ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -6
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    22 Cab Drivers Arrested in Undercover Police Operation

    SEATTLE - Nearly two dozen taxi drivers were arrested or targeted by police Thursday after investigators say a months-long investigation showed they were trafficking stolen goods in downtown Seattle. The effort, dubbed Operation Yellow Jacket, lasted at least 10 weeks and targeted what police said was an open-air market for stolen goods in the Westlake Avenue area. The operation was launched ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Officers' Defense in Sodomy Case: Suspect Did It Himself

    Officers' Defense in Sodomy Case: Suspect Did It Himself
    NEW YORK - Lawyers for three cops on trial for a sodomy attack on a suspect branded the alleged victim a lying scammer who caused his own injuries - while his hands were cuffed behind him. "He was digging and digging at his backside," John Patten, lawyer for Officer Richard Kern, said in opening arguments Thursday. The accuser, Michael Mineo, was ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated -2
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    UK Officer Won't Be Charged in G-20 Death

    LONDON -- Britain's chief prosecutor says a police officer filmed knocking down a man who later died during a protest at London's Group of 20 summit won't face charges. Director of public prosecutions Keir Starmer said Thursday he had concluded there was "no realistic prospect" of a conviction. Newspaper vendor Ian Tomlinson died from internal bleeding after being hit by a ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -1
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