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    K-9 Bites Cop During Burglary Call

    K-9 Bites Cop During Burglary Call
    ALAMEDA -- An Alameda police dog trying to flush out a burglary suspect was shot and killed by an officer Thursday after the dog attacked her and bit her arm, a police spokesman said. Billy, a Belgian Malinois, and his handler were among those responding to a burglary at the Coast Guard recruiting center at 660 Central Ave. shortly before 6:15 ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -27
  • +38

    Injured NJ Officer Thanks Her Friends, Family and Hero

    Injured NJ Officer Thanks Her Friends, Family and Hero
    PARAMUS, NJ - Are you ready for this? From her hospital bed, Paramus Police Officer Rachel Morgan sent a message to everyone praying for her recovery -- and thanked her backup, Officer Ryan Hayo: “I may not have survived had u not gotten there so fast,” she wrote. “Not much time to [c]hat,” Morgan posted on the “Thoughts & Prayers for ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +38
  • -10

    Police Forced to Watch Bay Area Man Drown

    Police Forced to Watch Bay Area Man Drown
    SAN FRANCISCO - Fire and police teams say city policy and budget cuts are to blame for emergency teams watching from shore while a 52-year-old man apparently took his own life in the Bay Area surf near San Francisco on Memorial Day. The San Jose Mercury News says Alameda police and firefighters responded quickly to a 911 call about an attempted ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -10
  • +19

    Missing 12-Year-Old Girl, Believed to be Kidnapped, Found Safe and Sound

    Missing 12-Year-Old Girl, Believed to be Kidnapped, Found Safe and Sound
    SHREVEPORT, LA - The 12-year-old Shreveport girl who went missing for several days is home safe after her father picked her up from a convenience store early Wednesday. After pushing for the public's help in finding Amber White, police are being tight-lipped about the facts of the case. However, they confirmed the girl's father picked her up and never contacted authorities. ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +19
  • -23

    High Court to Officers: Pay Your Speed Camera Fines

    High Court to Officers: Pay Your Speed Camera Fines
    ROCKVILLE, Md. - Some local police officers who contested tickets they received from speed cameras have now been told to pay up. The case involves four Montgomery County Police officers caught speeding while on duty in 2008. At the time, the cars were caught on camera without emergency lights and sirens running. A police department review found the officers were not ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -23
  • +43

    Family Dog Finds, Protects Missing Toddler Until Help Arrives

    Family Dog Finds, Protects Missing Toddler Until Help Arrives
    ELGIN, SC - When two year-old Tyler Jacobson went missing for 12 hours in bitterly cold temperatures - there was one best friend he could count on. In this case, however, his faithful companion had four legs and a very waggy tail. Police found the toddler being guarded by the family Labrador after he wandered out the back door of his ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +43
  • -29

    Early Release: 48 of 56 Freed Inmates Back in Jail

    Early Release: 48 of 56 Freed Inmates Back in Jail
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — When Gov. Pat Quinn halted a secret early prison release program last week, he acknowledged that 56 of the freed inmates were already back behind bars -- 48 of them for violating rules of their parole. What he didn't say was that those broken rules included at least 17 allegations of violent crimes, including attempted murder, armed robbery ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -29
  • +25

    Police Seize Secret Sub Capable of Carrying 10 Tons of Cocaine

    Police Seize Secret Sub Capable of Carrying 10 Tons of Cocaine
    BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - Police in Ecuador seized a 100-foot submarine being built by suspected drug traffickers capable of carrying a crew of six and 10 tons of cocaine on underwater voyages lasting up to 10 days — a "game changer" for U.S. anti-drug and border security efforts, officials said Monday. A raid Friday by 120 police officers and soldiers netted the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated +25
  • -16

    Mehserle Sentence Expected Today

    Mehserle Sentence Expected Today
    SAN FRANCISCO — Those seeking the maximum punishment of 14 years for former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle may be disappointed when a judge hands down his sentence today. Mehserle, who fatally shot Oscar Grant III during an arrest at BART’s Fruitvale station in Oakland on Jan. 1, 2009, could walk free from a Los Angeles courtroom today with mere probation ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -16
  • -39

    Crime-Ridden Town Struggling After Half of Police Force Gets Laid Off

    Crime-Ridden Town Struggling After Half of Police Force Gets Laid Off
    CAMDEN — If you get into a car accident in Camden, the city’s chief of police has this advice: Don’t bother calling the cops unless there are injuries or blocked traffic. Likewise, don’t call about vandalism. Or minor thefts. With the city’s police force cut almost in half by layoffs, Chief Scott Thomson said his department no longer has the manpower ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -39
  • +29

    Criminal Hides In Dumpster; Gets Compacted 8 Times

    Criminal Hides In Dumpster; Gets Compacted 8 Times
    ALLIANCE, OH - A suspected shoplifter was injured Wednesday morning when he jumped into a trash bin and ended up getting compacted in a garbage truck. James Michael Brienzo, 37, of Barberton, was taken by medical helicopter to a Cleveland hospital after he was freed from the compacted garbage, said Lt. Bill Morris of the Alliance Police Department. ''It was mostly ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated +29
  • +19

    LAPD Chief to Return 130 Desk Officers to Streets

    LAPD Chief to Return 130 Desk Officers to Streets
    Streamlining the upper management of the Los Angeles Police Department, Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday he plans to take 130 officers off desk duty and return them to the streets. "This will be the first wave of officers as we move forward," Beck said, outlining the organizational changes he is making during his first months as chief. "This will be extremely ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated +19
  • -31

    Sheriff Critical After Crash With Grandson

    Sheriff Critical After Crash With Grandson
    SPALDING COUNTY, GA - Spalding County Sheriff Dee Stewart was in critical condition Thursday after his vehicle was struck by another one driven by his grandson. Sheriff's spokesman Capt. Tony Ranieri said the accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. when Stewart, driving his county-issued patrol pickup truck, pulled out of Moose Lodge Road onto Highway 1941 in Griffin. Stewart goes on patrol ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -31
  • +20

    Veteran Pilot Keeps Watch Above for Sheriff's Deputies

    Veteran Pilot Keeps Watch Above for Sheriff's Deputies
    SANTA CLARA - Rob Heyde spent more than 10 years working as an engineer for computer giants Hewlett-Packard and Apple. But when manufacturing jobs began moving out of the valley, Heyde's career path went from high-tech to high in the sky above Silicon Valley. Heyde, 56, now spends three nights a week hovering above Santa Clara County and providing a bird's-eye ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +20
  • -32

    Police: Constable Shot After Sex with Prostitute

    Police: Constable Shot After Sex with Prostitute
    HOUSTON - Investigators say an off-duty Harris County deputy constable was shot after getting into an argument with a pimp over money following sex with a prostitute. Capital murder charges have been filed against 31-year-old Lee Eldridge Sonier, the alleged pimp, and 40-year-old Judy Lucille Hambrick, the alleged prostitute. According to a probable cause affidavit released Friday, Hambrick performed a sex ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -32
  • -19

    VIDEO: Police, Firefighters Watch Man Drown

    VIDEO: Police, Firefighters Watch Man Drown
    SAN FRANCISCO - Fire crews and police could only watch after a man waded into San Francisco Bay, stood up to his neck and waited. They wanted to do something, but a policy strictly forbade them from trying to save the 50-year-old, officials said. A witness finally pulled the apparently suicidal man's lifeless body from the 54-degree water. Interim Alameda Fire ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -19
  • -32

    Agents Struck by Train Were Helping Nab Smugglers

    Agents Struck by Train Were Helping Nab Smugglers
    PHOENIX - Two U.S. Border Patrol agents who died when their SUV was struck by a fast-moving train in southern Arizona were trying to head off a group of marijuana smugglers, the agency said. Investigators have declined to speculate on what might have caused the crash but revealed Friday the SUV was moving as slow as 3 mph when it was ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -32
  • -6

    San Jose Police Lieutenant Sues Department, City

    SAN JOSE, CA - An African-American San Jose police officer who says he was repeatedly passed over for a promotion because of racial discrimination has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Police Department, the city and Chief Rob Davis. Glenn Harper, 48, contends that he was passed over for promotion to lieutenant for less-experienced, lower-ranked nonblack candidates by Davis, ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -6
  • -21

    Fifteen Officers Accused of Cheating Recertification Exam

    Fifteen Officers Accused of Cheating Recertification Exam
    DELAWARE COUNTY, PA - A two-year investigation into allegations that municipal police officers cheated on a routine recertification exam has resulted in 15 officers in Delaware and Chester Counties being stripped of their law enforcement powers. The case began after officers in one Chester County department reported that answers were circulated in advance by e-mail to a 10-question, multiple-choice recertification test ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -21
  • +33

    Police: Girl Attacked Officer, Got Broken Nose

    A Mountain View police officer broke a 16year-old girl's nose Monday night after she grabbed his baton, jabbed him with it and tried to strike him over the head, a police spokeswoman said. The officer was assaulted while investigating a fight between two teenagers at Quetzal House, a center on View Street for teen girls who are chronic runaways from the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +33
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