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    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 over 7 years ago | Rated -31
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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 over 8 years ago | Rated +93
  • -23

    Newark PD Stunned Over Officer's Unexplained Death

    Newark PD Stunned Over Officer's Unexplained Death
    NEWARK — Newark police detective Natombe Simmonds was in such great shape that even the criminals he arrested had to be impressed. Fellow detective Jermaine Marbury was with Simmonds in 2009, when their four-man squad was called to Muhammad Ali Boulevard to track down a suspected gunman. The suspect ran when he saw the officers, said Marbury, who figured the gunman ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated -23
  • -29

    Drug Raid Video Gets Torn Apart by Media

    Drug Raid Video Gets Torn Apart by Media
    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah police shot and killed a man within seconds of storming his parents' home, video of the raid shows. The police had a warrant to search for drugs, but found only a small amount of pot and an empty vial that had apparently contained meth. Local media report that Todd Blair, 45, was a drug addict rather ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -29
  • +53

    The Bounty on Sheriff Joe

    The Bounty on Sheriff Joe
    Note: The Following is an Opinion Column For several years one of my biggest heroes has been ‘Sheriff Joe,” the colorful Joe Arpaio of Arizona’s Maricopa County. If ever there was a face for Arizona’s fearless fight against illegal immigrants it is the Massachusetts-born lawman whose no-nonsense approach towards crime in Phoenix has enthralled millions just like me. Now comes word ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +53
  • +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 almost 8 years ago | Rated +44
  • +11

    NYPD Expanding Security Network Over Manhattan

    NYPD Expanding Security Network Over Manhattan
    NEW YORK - The city's top cop said Thursday the ever-expanding network of security cameras monitoring Manhattan streets and subways has played a key role in scores of recent arrests. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the so-called Ring of Steel technology has helped cops nab about 100 criminals in the subways in the past eight months alone. Most of those bandits ...
    Published over 7 years ago | Rated +11
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    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 almost 8 years ago | Rated -20
  • -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 over 8 years ago | Rated -13
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    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 7 years ago | Rated -25
  • -19

    Did Jailer Violate Policy By Posing for Playboy?

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A Washington County sheriff's official says his office is reviewing the case of a jailer who posed nude for a Playboy website, to see if she violated department policy. Jessie Lunderby, 21, said she had no regrets for her off-the-job activities, but the matter had added stress. "My phone has been going like crazy, my e-mail is clogged," ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -19
  • +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 7 years ago | Rated +39
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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 7 years ago | Rated -10
  • +13

    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 about 8 years ago | Rated +13
  • +54

    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 over 8 years ago | Rated +54
  • -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 almost 8 years ago | Rated -12
  • -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 about 8 years ago | Rated -20
  • +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 about 8 years ago | Rated +44
  • -63

    Trijicon Drops Bible Lines From Scope

    Trijicon Drops Bible Lines From Scope
    Rifle scopes bearing references to the New Testament no longer will be issued to American troops, and scopes already in service will have the references removed. Military optics manufacturer Trijicon Inc., of Wixom, Mich., apparently concerned that a Pentagon review of the situation could lead to a loss or interruption of its multi-million dollar contract for the Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -63
  • +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 almost 9 years ago | Rated +10
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