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Records reveal divide on Ferguson police tactics

November 20, 2014

By David A. Lieb Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Newly released emails, sent to and from Missouri’s top public-safety officials, show that the state police captain placed in charge of security … [...]

3 wounded, gunman killed in shooting at FSU

November 20, 2014

By Gary Fineout and Brendan Farrington Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A gunman opened fire early Thursday at a Florida State University library, sending hundreds of students who had been up … [...]

Utah revives plan for executions by firing squad

November 19, 2014

By Michelle L. Price Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Ten years after banning the use of firing squads in state executions, Utah lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a proposal to allow the practice again … [...]

NTSB: Gov’t aircraft regulations apply to drones

November 19, 2014

By Joan Lowy Associated Press WASHINGTON — The government has the power to hold drone operators accountable when they operate the remote-control aircraft recklessly, a federal safety board ruled Tuesday … [...]

Service dog named in honor of slain Ind. officer

November 19, 2014

By David Barras WLFI INDIANAPOLIS — A fallen IMPD officer was honored in a different way on Tuesday. It’s the kind of honor IMPD Officer Perry Renn would have loved. A 3-month-old puppy named … [...]

NM PD uses site to share neighborhood-specific crime info to residents

November 19, 2014

By Ryan Boetel Albuquerque Journal ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police are joining another social media platform to send neighborhood-specific crime prevention tips to local residents. Officials … [...]

Colo. police make arrest in shooting of cop at traffic stop

November 19, 2014

By PoliceOne Staff AURORA, Colo. — Police have arrested a man suspected of shooting an Aurora officer during a Friday traffic stop. The Denver Post reports 20-year-old Jahvell Daquan Forrest was taken … [...]

NC officer shot in leg, suspect dead

November 19, 2014

By Paul Woolverton and Nathan Hardin The Fayetteville Observer FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A burglary suspect who fired at a Fayetteville police officer died after a shoot-out with officers on Rosehill Road … [...]

Okla. officer saves airman who shot himself

November 19, 2014

By PoliceOne Staff YUKON, Okla. — An airman is thankful to be alive after an officer’s quick response to his self-inflicted gunshot wound. KFOR reports Officer Dave Carroll rushed to the scene … [...]

Witness recants, freeing Ohio man after 39 years

November 19, 2014

Associated Press CLEVELAND — A man who spent nearly four decades in prison after being convicted of murder is expected to be freed Friday after a witness confessed he lied as a boy when he told jurors … [...]

NC deputy killed in crash

November 19, 2014

By PoliceOne Staff MONROE, N.C. — A sheriff’s deputy was killed in a crash with a tractor-trailer Wednesday morning. WCNC reports the tractor-trailer rolled over onto the deputy’s cruiser … [...]

NC deputy killed in crash, trucker charged

November 19, 2014

By Steve Lyttle The Charlotte Observer UNION COUNTY, N.C. — A sergeant with the Union County Sheriff’s Office was killed Wednesday morning when a tractor-trailer struck a tanker truck and then … [...]

Gun sales surge ahead of jury’s Ferguson decision

November 19, 2014

By Alan Scher Zagier Associated Press FERGUSON, Mo. — Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury’s … [...]

Papers signed by famous ’30s FBI man found in Ohio

November 18, 2014

Associated Press AKRON, Ohio — Record-keepers examining long-forgotten documents in a courthouse have found some unremarkable depositions with a noteworthy signature: Melvin Purvis Jr., the FBI man … [...]

Mo. governor appoints Ferguson Commission

November 18, 2014

Associated Press ST. LOUIS — A business owner, two pastors, a community activist and a police detective are among the 16 people appointed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to an independent panel tasked … [...]

Colo. cop shot at traffic stop ID’d, reward for perp raised

November 18, 2014

By Alan Gathright The Denver Channel AURORA, Colo. — The Aurora Police Department has identified a patrol officer shot during a traffic stop last week, and increased the reward for information to … [...]

Pa. cops rush to rescue boy, 10, who shot self in head

November 18, 2014

By Mari A. Schaefer The Philadelphia Inquirer DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. — When Police Officer Gene Mackey heard the radio call about a self-inflicted gunshot wound, he had no way of knowing that the victim … [...]

Ill. cop allegedly pulls over bus to deliver son’s lunch

November 18, 2014

By Lisa Black Chicago Tribune JOHNSBURG, Ill. — An Illinois sheriff’s office is investigating a complaint that one of its officers pulled over a school bus while on its route — outside his … [...]

Alaska man arrested in underwear theft spree

November 18, 2014

Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska State Troopers say they have detained a man suspected of stealing women’s underwear during burglaries in Kodiak. KTUU-TV reports an 18-year-old was … [...]

Police: NM suspect tries to escape via ceiling tiles

November 18, 2014

Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico State Police say a woman suspected of stealing a vehicle tried to escape from custody by climbing through ceiling tiles at a hospital where she was … [...]