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    Newly Sworn Cadets Immediately Laid Off

    Newly Sworn Cadets Immediately Laid Off
    CLEVELAND - Amid tears and cheers, 42 police academy cadets joined the Cleveland force Friday and were immediately laid off as a one-month reprieve expired, underscoring shrinking municipal work forces as cities cope with declining revenues and less state and federal assistance. The city and police union struck a deal in May to allow the cadets to remain in class and ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -31
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    Mexican Drug Cartels Versus the 20-Year-Old Police Chief

    Mexican Drug Cartels Versus the 20-Year-Old Police Chief
    MEXICO -A 20-year-old college student, hailed as "Mexico's bravest woman" in news media, is the new police chief of one of the country's most dangerous drug war towns on the U.S. border, where officers have quit and officials have been killed. Marisol Valles, who studies criminology, took charge of the police force in Praxedis G. Guerrero near El Paso, Texas, just ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +13
  • +39

    Off-Duty Officer Fatally Shoots Home Intruder

    Off-Duty Officer Fatally Shoots Home Intruder
    CHICAGO - An off-duty Chicago Police officer fatally shot a man who tried to break into the officer’s Far South Side Roseland neighborhood home Tuesday morning. Just before 8 a.m. Tuesday, an intruder armed with a weapon entered the home of an off-duty officer in the 10000 block of South Princeton Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. “The ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +39
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    Phila. Police Officer to Lose Job Over Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Man

    Phila. Police Officer to Lose Job Over Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Man
    The off-duty police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 21-year-old man in November during a street fight will be stripped of his badge, Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey announced yesterday. Frank Tepper, 43, a 16-year veteran of the force, committed "numerous violations" of Police Department procedures when he opened fire on William Panas Jr. in the Port Richmond neighborhood where ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -16
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    Fast-Acting Deputy Performs CPR to Save Newborn

    Fast-Acting Deputy Performs CPR to Save Newborn
    Two Santa Clara County sheriff's deputies were having a cup of coffee at Goodie's Good Eats in Campbell on Monday morning when a grandmother came running in: "Help me, help me!" she said. "The baby's not breathing!" Deputies Rick Chaeff and Mike Laddy leaped from their seats, called for emergency crews and rushed outside. Twenty-two-year-old mother Bernice Brown was sitting in ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +93
  • +1

    Supreme Court to Hear Officers' Text-Message Privacy Case

    Supreme Court to Hear Officers' Text-Message Privacy Case
    WASHINGTON, DC - The Supreme Court said today it would rule for the first time on whether employees have a right to privacy when they send text messages on electronic devices supplied by their employers. The justices agreed to hear an appeal from a police department in Ontario, Calif., that was successfully sued by Sgt. Jeff Quon and three other officers ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +1
  • -25

    Handler Blamed When K9 Killed Another Dog

    Handler Blamed When K9 Killed Another Dog
    SAN LEANDRO, CA - The San Leandro Police Department has ruled that the handler of a police dog failed to follow proper procedures when the off-duty canine attacked and killed another dog in a Brentwood park. In a statement announced Friday, the department said its investigation found that the handler of the police dog, a German Shepherd named Arago, "did not ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -25
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    Video: Officer Punches Woman After Being Attacked

    Video: Officer Punches Woman After Being Attacked
    The Atlanta Police Department has launched an internal investigation after a shocking video surfaced showing a cop slugging a woman in the face during a late-night scuffle at an IHOP. In the video, reportedly shot at 4 a.m. on Sunday at one of the pancake chain's restaurants in the Buckhead neighborhood, two cops confront a young woman in a booth. As ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -10
  • +42

    SWAT Team Takes Out Bomb-Wearing Hostage Taker

    SWAT Team Takes Out Bomb-Wearing Hostage Taker
    SILVER SPRING, Md. - A man who railed against the Discovery Channel's environmental programming for years burst into the company's headquarters with at least one explosive device strapped to his body Wednesday and took three people hostage at gunpoint before police shot him to death, officials said. The hostages - two Discovery Communications employees and a security guard - were unhurt ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +42
  • -20

    K9 Attacks Girl; Teen Bites Back

    INDIANAPOLIS — It was a story of "girl bites dog" for a teenager who thought she was in a battle for her life with a police K-9. The dog attacked Natalie Bradley-Wilson outside the Kingdom Hall in the 8200 block of Five Points Road Sunday. "When it bit me over here again, I ended up biting his neck," she said. The ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -20
  • -31

    Family Wins $10 Million In Taser Case

    Family Wins $10 Million In Taser Case
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Taser International must pay $10 million to the family of a Charlotte teenager who died in 2008 after being shocked by a police officer — the biggest jury award ever against the company. The lawyers for Darryl Turner’s parents said Wednesday the federal jury found that Taser International failed to warn that discharging its Taser into the chest ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -31
  • -13

    ACLU Challenges Eavesdropping Act

    CHICAGO - It's not unusual or illegal for police officers to flip on a camera as they get out of their squad car to talk to a driver they've pulled over. But in Illinois, a civilian trying to make an audio recording of police in action is breaking the law. "It's an unfair and destructive double standard," said Adam Schwartz, a ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -13
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    Teen In Police Defense Video Charged With Assault

    Teen In Police Defense Video Charged With Assault
    SEATTLE - A 17-year-old girl who had a confrontation Monday with a Seattle police officer was charged Friday with third-degree assault. The girl, whom Seattlepi.com is not naming because she was charged as a juvenile, pushed the officer Ian Walsh, who retaliated by punching her in the videotaped incident, which drew some nationwide criticism. The Seattle Police Officers' Guild president backed ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +54
  • +44

    Chuck Norris Made Honorary Ranger + Chuck Norrisisms

    Chuck Norris Made Honorary Ranger + Chuck Norrisisms
    GARLAND, TX - In a perfect world, this afternoon's ceremony would include Chuck Norris delivering a signature roundhouse kick to a bad guy attacking Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Reality, however, is likely to be more sedate when the governor makes the star of Walker, Texas Ranger an honorary Texas Ranger. The ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the Texas Rangers ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +44
  • -12

    Houston Chief Worried Over Residents Filming Officers

    Houston Chief Worried Over Residents Filming Officers
    HOUSTON - Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland went on the defensive Thursday during a meeting with local journalists, saying officers have made recent traffic stops in which residents leave their vehicles to take pictures or shoot video — encounters he says could endanger officers and that have increased following the release of the Chad Holley beating footage. "Officers are telling me ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -12
  • +44

    Former Detroit Officer Shoots, Kills Armed Robber

    Former Detroit Officer Shoots, Kills Armed Robber
    DETROIT - A former Detroit police officer -- who was acquitted in 2004 of federal civil rights violations -- shot and killed a man on Detroit's east side Wednesday morning during a robbery near his home, police said. Matthew Zani was questioned by investigators about the shooting, his lawyer Frank Eaman said Wednesday. The incident, which happened about 1:10 a.m. near ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +44
  • +10

    Man Unloads 58 Guns at Gift Exchange

    Man Unloads 58 Guns at Gift Exchange
    COMPTON, Calif.—Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies say they expected a good turnout for the department's "gifts for guns" exchange in Compton, but even they were surprised when a man showed up with 58 guns. After the man unloaded the weapons Tuesday, he drove away with several thousands of dollars in supermarket gift certificates in return. Under the policy, there are no ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +10
  • -20

    Gwinnett Police Lose Radar Certification As Result Of Government Disagreement

    Gwinnett Police Lose Radar Certification As Result Of Government Disagreement
    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police in Gwinnett County won’t be using laser guns to catch speeders on the roads—at least for now. The change came January 1 because of a disagreement among several government agencies. Officers say they’re making adjustments to the way they do their jobs. Radar and lasers are now no longer an option for police in Gwinnett County, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -20
  • -37

    Officers Fired for Damaging Home While Pursuing Suspect

    Officers Fired for Damaging Home While Pursuing Suspect
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Two police officers lost their jobs after an internal investigation found they violated department rules by damaging a home while looking for a suspect. A judge acquitted officers Donald Aldridge and Justin Ranum on charges of criminal mischief last week. But the Daytona Beach Police Chief Michael Chitwood fired them Friday, saying they behaved unprofessionally. Neighbors told ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -37
  • +36

    State 'Move Over' Law Takes Effect Today

    State 'Move Over' Law Takes Effect Today
    MID-HUDSON, NY – Ulster County Sheriff Paul VanBlarcum and Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois remind drivers that a new state law designed to protect law enforcement, fire personnel and emergency workers takes effect on January 1, 2011. The law requires motorists to move over or slow down when approaching a parked authorized emergency vehicle with emergency lights flashing. The Ambrose-Searles “Move ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +36
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