Authority Reborn: The Reinvented 2014 Harley-Davidson Police Motorcycles

Posted on October 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Greg Bogosian PoliceOne Contributor After 110 years of producing American-made, reliable and meticulously crafted motorcycles, some companies might rest on their laurels and rely upon their previous … [...]

Ind. K-9 bites boy during demonstration at school

Posted on October 28, 2013 by in POLICE

The Indy Channel BRAZIL, Ind. — A western Indiana police department’s search dog is off the job after biting an 11-year-old boy’s leg during a demonstration inside the county courthouse. Brazil … [...]

Baltimore officer, 2 others dead in murder-suicide

Posted on October 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Luke Broadwater and Carrie Wells The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — Christopher Robinson was struggling to accept the end of his relationship with Marie Hartman, continuing to send her text messages … [...]

Okla. police searching for 4 escaped inmates

Posted on October 28, 2013 by in POLICE

The Oklahoman ANADARKO — Four inmates escaped from Caddo County jail Sunday, Caddo County Sheriff Gene Cain said. The are: Dylan Ray Three Irons, 21; Prime Tounwin Brown, 23; Anthony James Mendonca … [...]

More police planned at Nev. school after shooting

Posted on October 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Scott Sonner and Martin Griffith Associated Press SPARKS, Nev. — Students returning to classes at a Nevada middle school on Monday for the first time since a fatal schoolyard shooting a week ago … [...]

Man who shot 3 officers in NM had ‘cop killer’ tattoo

Posted on October 28, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press ALBQUERQUE, N.M. — A man who wounded four Albuquerque law enforcement officers during a high-speed chase through the city had a tattoo labeled “cop killer,” authorities … [...]

NYPD: Cousin admitted fatally stabbing mom, 4 kids

Posted on October 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Verena Dobnik Associated Press NEW YORK — A Chinese immigrant who neighbors said struggled to survive in America was arrested Sunday on five counts of murder in the stabbing deaths of his cousin’s … [...]

Police: barking dogs may have led to quadruple homicide

Posted on October 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Courtney Bonnell Associated Press PHOENIX — Police say loud barking might have led a 56-year-old man to kill four of his neighbors and two dogs before turning the weapon on himself over the weekend … [...]

Police: Barking dogs may have led to quadruple homicide

Posted on October 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Courtney Bonnell Associated Press PHOENIX — Police say loud barking might have led a 56-year-old man to kill four of his neighbors and two dogs before turning the weapon on himself over the weekend … [...]

Cop hostage tried stopping Pa. officer from killing self

Posted on October 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Paul Muschi The Morning Call JIM THORPE, Pa. — The Lansford police officer who was taken hostage at gunpoint Friday night by another borough officer tried but failed to keep his abductor from committing … [...]

3 NM officers wounded, suspect dead after shootout

Posted on October 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two Albuquerque police officers and a Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy were wounded during a shootout and chase that stretched from the south side of the … [...]

Mom, 4 young kids killed in NYC stabbing rampage

Posted on October 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Verena Dobnik Associated Press NEW YORK — A mother and her four young children were killed in a late-night stabbing rampage at their Brooklyn home, and a man has been taken into custody, police … [...]

Calif. gov allows freedom to woman who killed pimp

Posted on October 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A Southern California woman who received a life sentence as a teenager for killing her former pimp will be allowed to go free after Gov. Jerry Brown decided against … [...]

2 arrested after stabbing at Indiana University

Posted on October 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Two Indiana University students were charged Sunday morning in connection with a stabbing that injured another student at a campus apartment building, school officials … [...]

Calif. chief: Failed safeguards led to gunfire at school assembly

Posted on October 26, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CHINO, Calif. — Police policy was not followed leading up to a school assembly where a student pulled the trigger of an assault rifle mounted on a police motorcycle and three children … [...]

Police union: Newtown worker fund is inadequate

Posted on October 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Susan Haigh Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — A private charitable fund created to help pay for the mental health care of first responders, teachers and other workers affected by the mass shooting … [...]

Gunman surrenders after wounding 4 Calif. officers

Posted on October 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Don Thompson Associated Press ROSEVILLE, Calif. — The gunman in a violent confrontation that wounded a federal immigration officer and three local police officers surrendered early Saturday after … [...]

FBI to investigate shooting of teen with replica guns

Posted on October 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Paul Elias Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of a popular 13-year-old boy by a sheriff’s … [...]

Police: Pa. cop takes 2nd cop hostage, kills self

Posted on October 26, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press JIM THORPE, Pa. — Authorities say an off-duty eastern Pennsylvania deputy sheriff took another off-duty officer hostage at gunpoint, then fatally shot himself. Police tell WFMZ-TV … [...]

Suspect with hostages in trunk killed by Calif. police

Posted on October 25, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press RIDGECREST, Calif. — A homicide suspect was killed by police on a Mojave Desert highway early Friday after a lengthy pursuit in which the man fired at vehicles and two hostages in … [...]

Man convicted in Seattle massacre released on parole

Posted on October 25, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press ABERDEEN, Wash. — One of three men convicted in the 1983 massacre of 13 people at a Seattle gambling club is being paroled. The Washington Department of Corrections parole board has … [...]

Ill. police chief dies suddenly on call

Posted on October 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff CICERO, Ill. — The acting police chief for the Hawthorne Park District Police Department of Ill. died of a heart attack Sunday after responding to a disturbance call. Chief Nick … [...]

San Diego cop shot by known gang member

Posted on October 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tony Perry Los Angeles Times SAN DIEGO — A 31-year-old convicted felon is in San Diego County jail on suspicion of shooting a San Diego police officer Thursday while attempting to avoid arrest … [...]

Minn. cop cleared in fatal standoff shooting

Posted on October 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Crystal Dey The Bemidji Pioneer BEMIDJI, Minn. — The investigation into a summer standoff that resulted in the death of a Beltrami County man has been concluded. Beltrami County Attorney Timothy … [...]

Police searching for man who stole 384 lbs. of meat

Posted on October 25, 2013 by in POLICE

NBC Chicago CHICAGO — Chicago police are looking for a man who stole nearly 400 pounds of marinated meat last month from a restaurant on the city’s North Side. Restaurant manager Majid Mustafa … [...]

Photos of the Week for October 25, 2013

Posted on October 25, 2013 by in POLICE

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Ill. woman dies in police shooting after refusing to drop knife

Posted on October 25, 2013 by in POLICE

Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A woman whose brother called 911 to report she was rampaging through the home they shared and had picked up a knife was fatally shot by police when she refused to drop the … [...]

Fla. cop who punched other officer fired

Posted on October 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Susan Jacobson Orlando Sentinel OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — An Osceola County deputy sheriff was fired Thursday in the wake of her arrest on a charge of battering a female police officer she found at … [...]

Gunman surrenders, hostages freed after standoff with NC police

Posted on October 25, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BELMONT, N.C. — A gunman surrendered to authorities after releasing three people he held hostage in a North Carolina drugstore early Friday after a robbery attempt, police said. The … [...]

Guard recruiter held in Tenn. for Navy shooting

Posted on October 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Adrian Sainz Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tennessee — A National Guardsman was being held Friday and awaiting charges in the shooting of two of his superiors at an armory north of Memphis, where he … [...]

Chicago mayor seeks hefty hike in budget for police OT

Posted on October 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Hal Dardick, John Byrne and Bob Secter Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2014 budget more than doubles the amount initially set aside for police overtime this year, reflecting … [...]

Dallas officer who shot mentally ill man is fired

Posted on October 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Nomaan Merchant Associated Press DALLAS — A Dallas police officer who shot a mentally ill man in a disputed incident caught on tape has been fired and charged with felony aggravated assault, police … [...]

2 shot at Tenn. Navy property, 1 in custody

Posted on October 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Adrian Sainz Associated Press MILLINGTON, Tenn. — U.S. Navy officials say a suspect is in custody after a shooting on Navy property at a facility in Tennessee. A tweet on the Navy’s official … [...]

What evidence was found in the Colo. gunman’s home?

Posted on October 24, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CENTENNIAL, Colo. — The defendant in the Colorado movie theater shooting had the day of the attack marked “with a unique symbol” on a calendar, a Batman mask and a violent … [...]

La. police arrest 4 after 63 AR-15s stolen

Posted on October 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michael Kunzelman Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Authorities in Louisiana have arrested four suspects in the theft of dozens of assault rifles from a freight company’s terminal. One of the … [...]

Miss. officer killed deploying spike strip

Posted on October 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff EUPORA, Miss. — A Eupora police officer was killed Wednesday morning laying a spike strip down to stop a vehicle being pursued by police. Officer Keith Crenshaw, 52, was hit by … [...]

Calif. sheriff addresses fatal shooting of teen with replica rifle

Posted on October 24, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SANTA ROSA, Calif. — A Northern California community is anguished over the fatal police shooting of a popular, 13-year-old boy who had been carrying a pellet gun that looked like … [...]

Calif. sheriff addresses shooting of teen with replica rifle

Posted on October 24, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SANTA ROSA, Calif. — A Northern California community is anguished over the fatal police shooting of a popular, 13-year-old boy who had been carrying a pellet gun that looked like … [...]

Teen sues NYPD over shoplifting accusation

Posted on October 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Deepti Hajela Associated Press NEW YORK — A New York teen has filed a lawsuit against high-profile department store Barneys New York, the city and its police department over an incident in which … [...]

Community protests cop’s shooting of teen with replica rifle

Posted on October 24, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Friends and neighbors of a 13-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a Northern California sheriff’s deputy while carrying a pellet gun that looked like … [...]

Suspect who shot Md. cop in custody

Posted on October 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Carrie Wells, Luke Lavoie and Kevin Rector The Baltimore Sun LAUREL, Md. — Without warning, a man opened fire on Howard County police on a busy thoroughfare Wednesday afternoon, disappearing into … [...]

Elementary students injured by police AR-15 at event

Posted on October 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Associated Press Staff CHINO, Calif. — Three children were injured by shrapnel after a fellow elementary school student pulled the trigger of an assault rifle mounted on a police motorcycle during … [...]

3 students injured by police AR-15 at event

Posted on October 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Associated Press CHINO, Calif. — Three children were injured by shrapnel after a fellow elementary school student pulled the trigger of an assault rifle mounted on a police motorcycle during a … [...]

Saving lives using social media (Part 2)

Posted on October 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jse Che Lam Imagine stopping someone from committing suicide because someone saw their tweet or Facebook post stating they were going to jump in front of a train, reported it to 911, and immediately … [...]

Md. cop shot in exchange of gunfire, suspect sought

Posted on October 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff LAUREL, Md. – A police officer was shot Wednesday afternoon during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect who remains at large. The officer, who has not been identified, was flown … [...]

Slain marathon bombing suspect tied to 2011 killings

Posted on October 23, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOSTON — Slain Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was named as a participant in an earlier triple homicide by a man who was subsequently shot to death while being questioned … [...]

Chief: ‘Friendly fire’ likely what killed Detroit officer

Posted on October 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ann Zaniewski Detroit Free Press DETROIT — A Detroit police officer who was shot in April and died of his injuries Saturday was likely struck by friendly fire, Detroit Police Chief James Craig … [...]

Ala. cop found dead of apparent heart attack

Posted on October 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff FORT PAYNE, Ala. — A deputy at the DeKalb County jail died at the Talladega Superspeedway Saturday. Allen Kay, 60, was found dead in his camper after working a midnight shift as … [...]

Real-time tracking products unveiled at IACP 2013

Posted on October 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Vince Lattanzio NBC Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA — Capturing what’s happening now to capture evil-doers quickly was a recurring theme in the flurry of products being shilled to police chiefs … [...]

New video of NYC biker-SUV brawl shows attack

Posted on October 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Darla Miles ABC NEW YORK — Eyewitness News has obtained new video of the assault on an SUV driver by a group of motorcycle riders last month. The expletive-laden video could answer key questions … [...]

Chicago cop stabbed in face, suspect killed

Posted on October 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Peter Nickeas Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Chicago police officers shot and killed a man after he stabbed a sergeant in the face in the Rosemoor neighborhood, authorities said. The sergeant, 46, suffered … [...]

Mass. police get ‘Click It or Ticket’ grant

Posted on October 23, 2013 by in POLICE

Wicked Local Hingham HINGHAM, Mass. — The Hingham police have been awarded a grant to participate in a crackdown on seat-belt and child passenger seat violations. The grant was awarded from the Executive … [...]

Fla. cop catches shoplifter, buys her groceries

Posted on October 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff MIAMI — A single mom struggling to feed her family was caught shoplifting at a Miami grocery store in September, but the responding officer decided to help her by purchasing groceries … [...]

Detroit police chief escapes carjacking

Posted on October 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tony Briscoe Detroit News DETROIT — Detroit Police Chief James Craig told a crowd gathered Monday evening for an anti-carjacking program that he narrowly avoided a carjacking himself on a recent … [...]

Calif. police kill teen carrying replica rifle

Posted on October 23, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Northern California sheriff’s officials and family members say deputies shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a replica assault weapon. Two Sonoma … [...]

Mass. teacher slain; 14-year-old student charged

Posted on October 23, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press DANVERS, Mass. — A 14-year-old high school student was accused of killing a math teacher, whose body was found in the woods behind the school. The body of Colleen Ritzer, 24, of Andover … [...]

Ohio man gets 6½ years after viral DUI crash confession

Posted on October 23, 2013 by in POLICE

Andrew Welsh-Huggins Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio man was sentenced Wednesday to 6½ years in prison for causing a fatal wrong-way crash after a night of heavy drinking, which he … [...]

Social media gaining ground with Mass. police

Posted on October 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Linda Bock Telegram & Gazette HUDSON, Mass. — Hudson Police Detective Chad A. Crogan said he had to sell the idea of using Twitter and Facebook to his bosses. Since the Hudson detective started … [...]

Police test the latest gadgets at IACP 2013 in Philly

Posted on October 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Stephanie Farr Philadelphia Daily News PHILADELPHIA — Sgt. Daniel Moore, of Australia’s New South Wales Police Force, didn’t expect he’d get to fulfill a lifelong fantasy when he came … [...]

Tenn. officer killed in crash on way to work

Posted on October 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of a deputy who lost control of his vehicle and drove onto a construction site on his way to … [...]

Calif. police get $65K for DUI enforcement

Posted on October 22, 2013 by in POLICE

Humboldt Beacon FORTUNA, Calif. — The Fortuna Police Department will be administering a $65,000 state grant to increase “Avoid the 7” DUI task force enforcement across Humboldt County … [...]

Calif. K-9 shot in chest released from hospital

Posted on October 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Matt Weiser The Sacramento Bee SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento County Sheriff’s patrol dog Drago was released from veterinary hospital care on Saturday after being shot through the chest by … [...]

Injured Md. state trooper awarded ‘Trooper of the Year’

Posted on October 22, 2013 by in POLICE

The Capital PASADENA, Md. — As she recovers from the accident that put her in the University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Unit, Maryland State Police Trooper Jacqueline Kline will find more than … [...]

Audio: Shots fired after wife found with younger man

Posted on October 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Veronica M. Cruz The Arizona Daily Star SADDLEBROOK, Ariz. — A 68-year-old man, who told deputies he feared for his safety, shot at a 22-year-old man he found in bed with his wife at the couple’s … [...]

Cop in NYC biker case won’t testify at grand jury

Posted on October 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jennifer Peltz Associated Press NEW YORK — An undercover police detective arrested in a motorcyclist-SUV melee no longer plans to testify before a grand jury, his lawyer said Monday. Attorney John … [...]

Change made in early release policy after 7 inmates forge papers

Posted on October 22, 2013 by in POLICE

Brendan Farrington Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — At least seven inmates in Florida have used forged documents in attempts to escape from prison, including two killers who were mistakenly freed … [...]

Teacher hailed a hero in fatal Nev. school shooting

Posted on October 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Scott Sonner Associated Press SPARKS, Nev. — Students at a Nevada middle school were filing off buses and reuniting with friends on the playground after a weeklong vacation when the pop of gunfire … [...]

Groom sentenced 1 year for making bomb threat at own wedding

Posted on October 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jill Lawless Associated Press LONDON — A forgetful British bridegroom who made a hoax bomb threat rather than admit he’d neglected to book the venue for his wedding was sentenced Tuesday to … [...]

Okla. City police training for mental health issues

Posted on October 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By LeighAnne Manwarren Newsok.com OKLAHOMA CITY — Police officers patrolling downtown Oklahoma City told Staff Sgt. Corey Nooner nothing could be done to help the homeless woman they regularly encountered … [...]

Lawsuit filed after NY police mistake candies for crystal meth

Posted on October 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff NEW YORK CITY — A New York City resident has filed a lawsuit against the NYPD after being arrested for possession of methamphetamine that ultimately turned out to be Jolly Ranchers … [...]

Officer fired after shooting at squirrel

Posted on October 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lauren Haviland WJHL MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. — A Mountain City officer has been fired after a run-in with a squirrel. Jody Putnam, now a former Mountain City Police Officer, was on duty when Dollar … [...]

Officer fired after shooting at, pepper-spraying squirrel

Posted on October 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lauren Haviland WJHL MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. — A Mountain City officer has been fired after a run-in with a squirrel. Jody Putnam, now a former Mountain City Police Officer, was on duty when Dollar … [...]

NC police get funding approved for gang unit

Posted on October 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Holden Kurwicki WWAY-3 WILMINGTON, N.C. — Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous asked for and received more than $142,000 for a new gang investigative unit, and reinforcements are coming to … [...]

Pa. man calls police over stolen break room snack

Posted on October 21, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BREINIGSVILLE, Pa. — If you ever had your lunch disappear from the office refrigerator, consider what one southeastern Pennsylvania man did: He called the cops. KYW-TV in Philadelphia … [...]

Fla. officer assaulted during traffic stop

Posted on October 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Alexandra Seltzer The Palm Beach Post BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Three Boynton Beach Police officers shot at and injured a 25-year-old man Friday night after the man dragged one of the officer’s … [...]

Detroit officer shot in April dies from injuries

Posted on October 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff DETRIOT – An officer who was shot in April died from his wounds Saturday night. According to CBS Detroit, Officer Patrick Hill had been hospitalized since April 2, after being shot … [...]

Ohio trooper demoted for giving murder suspects ride

Posted on October 21, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — A veteran Ohio trooper who has since been demoted violated State Highway Patrol policies when he picked up two teenage murder suspects on a highway and gave them … [...]

2 dead after Mich. senior center shooting

Posted on October 21, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press DETROIT — A man who lives at a senior center in Detroit was in custody Sunday after police said he shot and killed two women that he blamed for a breakup with his girlfriend. The … [...]

Man dressed as ‘Joker’ charged with driving drunk in Maine

Posted on October 21, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PITTSFIELD, Maine — Police didn’t need Batman to help them arrest the Joker in central Maine over the weekend. A man returning from a Halloween party and wearing makeup like the … [...]

2 dead, 2 hurt in Nev. middle school shooting

Posted on October 21, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SPARKS, Nev. — Police say two people are dead and two more are injured in a shooting at Sparks Middle School in northern Nevada Monday morning. Washoe County School District Police … [...]

Attorney General puts focus on police training in mass shootings

Posted on October 21, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder says local police must sometimes be the first law enforcement officers to fire back in mass shootings and must receive intense training and … [...]

Wis. deputy resigns amid sex allegations

Posted on October 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Sandy Cullen The Wisconsin State Journal DANE COUNTY, Wis. — A Dane County Sheriff’s deputy who was accused in June of having a sexual relationship with a woman in a jail diversion program … [...]

Fla. deputy sheriff on leave after DUI arrest

Posted on October 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By David Breen Orlando Sentinel VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A Volusia County deputy sheriff has been put on leave after she was arrested Saturday night on a DUI charge. Deputy Stephanie LeClerc is on administrative … [...]

Mass. police reviewing appropriateness of cop’s audition tape for reality show

Posted on October 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Scott J. Croteau telegram.com WORCESTER, Mass. — A city cop’s three-year-old audition video for a reality show, in which he strips from his department-issued uniform down to his underpants … [...]

Texas officer shot, two accused face charges

Posted on October 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jason Buch San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Two men are facing attempted capital murder charges after police said they shot at a San Antonio police officer on the West Side Saturday … [...]

Calif. sheriff’s station gets new bloodhound K-9 unit

Posted on October 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Neil Nisperos Inland Valley Daily Bulletin RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — The city and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department welcomed the community’s first bloodhound K-9 officers … [...]

Escaped Fla. prisoners grilled by police: Who helped you?

Posted on October 20, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. — Back in custody after using forged documents to escape their life sentences, two convicted killers were being grilled on Sunday by law enforcement authorities … [...]

High-speed pursuit closes US-Mexico border crossing

Posted on October 20, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SAN DIEGO — A high-speed chase that ended with authorities killing a suspected carjacker closed traffic Saturday into Mexico at one of San Diego’s border crossings. Three U.S … [...]

Officer claims fast food worker purposely served him raw burger

Posted on October 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Beth Germano WBZ-TV DERRY, N.H. — Officer Rob Moore pulls up to the McDonald’s drive-through in Derry, New Hampshire a couple times a week for some fast food, ordering a double quarter pounder … [...]

Judge won’t act on marathon death penalty deadline

Posted on October 19, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOSTON — A federal judge on Friday rejected a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to order prosecutors to give the defense more time to prepare … [...]

Air marshal arrested, accused of taking photos under skirts

Posted on October 19, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A federal air marshal has been arrested and accused of taking cellphone photographs underneath women’s skirts as they boarded a plane at Nashville International … [...]

Police make another arrest in biker attack on NYC driver

Posted on October 19, 2013 by in POLICE

Asssociated Press NEW YORK — Another biker is under arrest in connection with a mob attack on an SUV driver during a motorcycle rally in New York City. Kaliq Douglas was charged Friday evening with … [...]

Feds challenge new trial in Katrina shootings

Posted on October 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — The Justice Department is appealing a judge’s decision to order a new trial for five former New Orleans police officers convicted of civil rights violations stemming … [...]

Former police chief pleads guilty to federal charges

Posted on October 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Former Pittsburgh police Chief Nathan Harper has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he conspired to steal police funds deposited into unauthorized credit union accounts … [...]

Photos of the Week for October 18, 2013

Posted on October 18, 2013 by in POLICE

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NYPD arrests teen carrying dead fetus in bag while shopping

Posted on October 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEW YORK — The results of an autopsy could determine whether two teenage girls are hit with serious charges after one of them was found carrying a dead fetus in a bag while shopping … [...]

Police concern grows as flesh-eating drug continues to spread

Posted on October 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Darla Hernandez WSBT SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The images look like something out of a horror movie. Rotting flesh and open sores, this terrible drug is called Desomorphine, commonly known as “Krokodil” … [...]

Theater shooter’s lawyers want his emails barred as evidence

Posted on October 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes have added Holmes’ emails to the list of evidence they say should not be allowed at his trial … [...]

Dallas police probe shooting of mentally ill man

Posted on October 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press RYLIE, Texas — Dallas police have opened a criminal investigation and placed an officer on indefinite administrative leave after he shot and wounded a mentally ill man. A police report … [...]

Craigslist group paying people to provoke police

Posted on October 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lauren Trager KMOV ST. LOUIS, Miss. — Provoking police just to earn cold hard cash: that’s the idea behind a group advertising in St. Louis. But that cash could come out of the tax payer … [...]

6 killed, officer injured in Ohio crash

Posted on October 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio — A police cruiser that was responding to a robbery report, its lights flashing, collided with a car at an intersection just northeast of Ohio’s capital … [...]

Memorial to officer slain by Boston bombing suspects unveiled

Posted on October 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A temporary memorial has been unveiled in honor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer who authorities say was killed by the Boston Marathon … [...]

Ore. police receive $20,000 for youth boxing program

Posted on October 18, 2013 by in POLICE

kuik.com BEAVERTON, Ore. — The boxing program of the Beaverton Police Activities League (PAL) has received a $20,000 grant from the Nike Employee Grant Fund of the Oregon Community Foundations. “Nike … [...]

Ark. man killed in Chicago after asking directions

Posted on October 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Don Babwin Associated Press CHICAGO — An Arkansas man who police say got lost driving around the city was shot and killed early Thursday, apparently by a man he had just asked for directions. According … [...]

Pa. teacher on heroin passed out in class

Posted on October 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Police say a substitute teacher at a Pittsburgh-area high school took heroin before work and passed out in class. KDKA-TV reports that Bellevue Police Sgt. Mike Hudson … [...]

Conn. man throws parrot at police

Posted on October 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff WATERBURY, Conn. — A man in Connecticut has been arrested after throwing a parrot at an approaching police officer. According to NBC Connecticut, Luis Santana, 32, was spotted by … [...]

Suspect in dry ice explosions at LAX airport to be charged

Posted on October 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A suspect in dry ice bottle blasts at Los Angeles International Airport will be charged with two counts of possessing a destructive device in a public place, the district … [...]

Suspect in dry ice explosions at LAX airport to be charged

Posted on October 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A suspect in dry ice bottle blasts at Los Angeles International Airport will be charged with two counts of possessing a destructive device in a public place, the district … [...]

SF cop under investigation for spending hours at home while on-duty

Posted on October 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jaxon Van Derbeken SF Gate SAN FRANCISCO — Most of Officer Ronald Gehrke’s neighbors liked seeing his police cruiser parked outside his house near San Francisco’s Lake Merced. It made them … [...]

Suspect fatally shot after dragging officer during traffic stop

Posted on October 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff BALTIMORE, Md. — A Baltimore man was shot and killed by police after dragging an officer several blocks in an attempt to escape from a traffic stop. According to the Baltimore Sun … [...]

Wrongful death suit filed against Md. sheriff’s office

Posted on October 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The parents of a Maryland man with Down syndrome who died in police custody are suing a sheriff’s office and the owners of the movie theater where he died. Patricia … [...]

Ark. man with knife steals school bus, causes pursuit

Posted on October 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Ark. — Authorities say a man armed with a knife forced his way onto a school bus as it picked up children in central Arkansas, then drove it several miles during a police … [...]

Dash cam captures police shooting suspect as he flees in SUV

Posted on October 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff SANTA FE, N.M. — A newly released dash cam video captures a shooting that occurred in early August when a suspect in a stolen vehicle began to flee police. According to kasa.com … [...]

Ford claims its Taurus is the quickest police vehicle

Posted on October 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Chris Woodyard USA Today MICHIGAN — The new turbocharged Ford Taurus modified into its Police Interceptor sedan proved faster than Chevrolet Caprice V-8 and Dodge Charger with a Hemi V-8 in tests … [...]

Plea to be discussed in Mass. drug lab scandal

Posted on October 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOSTON — Prosecutors and a lawyer for a Massachusetts chemist charged in a far-reaching scandal at a state drug-testing lab plan to meet with a judge to discuss a possible guilty … [...]

Las Vegas officer fired in shooting case

Posted on October 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas police officer has been fired for policy violations for fatally shooting an unarmed Gulf War veteran in a vehicle in a chaotic scene in December 2011 that … [...]

Federal grants aid police with DNA backlog

Posted on October 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Pauline Repard San Diego Union-Tribune SAN DIEGO — The Sheriff’s Regional Crime Laboratory staff will field about 2,900 requests for DNA analysis this year, and they’ve got a backlog … [...]

Naked man impales leg while attempting to evade police

Posted on October 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Myriam Masihy NBC Miami MIAMI — Residents living near 80th Street and North Bay Shore Drive in Miami got a rude awakening Tuesday morning when police responded to a report of a man assaulting a … [...]

Ga. struggle sends officer and suspect through store window

Posted on October 16, 2013 by in POLICE

wspa.com TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. — A video posted to YouTube over the weekend shows a Tybee Police officer nursing a wound, and a broken storefront window. The video allegedly chronicles an incident reported … [...]

Off-duty Texas officer killed in car crash

Posted on October 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas — An off-duty Central Texas police officer has died in a two-vehicle traffic accident while driving to work in an unmarked patrol car. Austin police did not … [...]

NY cop rescues woman trapped in burning car

Posted on October 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Gene Warner The Buffalo News CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, N.Y. — Deputy Stephen Romanik was on regular patrol in a rural Chautauqua County area early Sunday morning when he got the call — of a vehicle … [...]

LAPD cop pleads not guilty in assault arrest turned fatal

Posted on October 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joseph Serna Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles police officer accused of kicking a handcuffed woman, who later died, pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning to assault under color of authority … [...]

NH gas clerk fired for pulling gun on robber

Posted on October 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NASHUA, N.H. — A New Hampshire gas station clerk who thwarted an attempted robbery by pulling out a handgun was fired because company policy prohibits staff from carrying firearms … [...]

Colo. cop on stand recalls arrest of theater gunman

Posted on October 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dan Elliott Associated Press CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A police officer responding to the deadly Colorado theater shooting testified Tuesday that he asked James Holmes twice whether he had an accomplice … [...]

Court skeptical of reversal in sheriff’s killing

Posted on October 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court doesn’t seem likely to agree with a Kansas court that overturned the conviction of a man who admitted killing a sheriff. The justices Wednesday … [...]

Book Excerpt: Destiny of Heroes, by Lt. Dan Marcou

Posted on October 16, 2013 by in POLICE

As John Savage squinted through the stinging sweat in his eyes to see what potential dangers lay ahead, he pondered. In Iraq, the heat was just like the enemy. You sensed its heavy presence, but it surrounded … [...]

“I hate Saddam!”: Capturing and losing Iraq’s Queen of Hearts

Posted on October 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Ambushed By The Queen Of Hearts As John Savage squinted through the stinging sweat in his eyes to see what potential dangers lay ahead, he pondered. In Iraq, the heat was just like the enemy. You sensed … [...]

Two officers shot in Memphis standoff

Posted on October 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Associated Press Staff MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two Memphis police officers were shot and wounded Tuesday as they tried to arrest a man who barricaded himself in a home later engulfed by flames, authorities … [...]

Wash. trooper saves man in submerged car

Posted on October 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Brandi Jewett Grand Forks Herald ELLENSBURG, Wash. — A former Grand Forks man, with assistance from a passing motorist, saved a driver from a submerged car Saturday morning near Ellensburg, Wash … [...]

Convicted Ore. cop killer denied parole

Posted on October 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Stuart Tomlinson Oregon Live The Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision on Tuesday denied parole to convicted cop-killer Sidney Dean Porter. The board deferred the release of Porter for 24 … [...]

Fla. family of fallen cop fights DOJ for benefits

Posted on October 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Policeone Staff ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The family of a fallen Orange County Sheriff’s deputy is caught in a legal battle with the Department of Justice over benefits stemming from the deputy’s … [...]

Texas cop cleared in fatal shooting of unarmed man

Posted on October 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff DALLAS — A Dallas County grand jury has cleared an officer of a fatal shooting this March that occurred when an unarmed man allegedly tried to strangle him. Officer Clark Staller … [...]

NJ police get new K-9 thanks to Steelers quarterback

Posted on October 15, 2013 by in POLICE

FORT LEE, N.J. — Fort Lee police are getting a new dog for their K-9 unit, thanks to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Fort Lee and Fairfield police are the second and third police departments to receive … [...]

Ohio police suspend 63 officers over deadly pursuit

Posted on October 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By John Seewer Associated Press CLEVELAND, Ohio — A review of a deadly police chase in Cleveland nearly a year ago has led to suspensions for 63 patrol officers who violated orders and department … [...]

Police called to home of ‘gruesome’ Halloween scene

Posted on October 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Karl Torp News 9 MUSTANG, Okla. — Johnnie Mullins decided to get “gruesome” this Halloween. His yard features gravesites and ghosts up in a tree, but the real shocker is the fake dead … [...]

NYPD Union sues over ‘stop-and-frisk’ law

Posted on October 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Philip Messing New York Post NEW YORK — The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association is filing a lawsuit Tuesday, challenging a new City Council racial-profiling law to make sure the case is heard … [...]

Official: UK police thwart Kenya-style terror plot

Posted on October 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Paisley Dodds Associated Press LONDON — British law enforcement agencies averted a plot to orchestrate a large-scale terror attack similar to the assault on Kenya’s Westgate mall, an official … [...]

Police: Patient had bag of guns at Ohio hospital

Posted on October 15, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ohio — Police in suburban Cincinnati are investigating why a hospital patient had a bag full of guns and other weapons. Montgomery police have released little information … [...]

LAPD: Dry ice bombs at LAX not terror-related

Posted on October 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Robert J. Lopez and Joel Rubin Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles police officials say there appears to be “no nexus” between terrorism and four dry ice bombs recently found … [...]

Theater gunman’s lawyers spar over delay of Miranda rights

Posted on October 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dan Elliott Associated Press CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Screaming gunshot victims were stampeding out of a Colorado movie theater after police arrested James Holmes, court documents say, so police officers … [...]

‘Son of Sam’ loophole: Mom who drowned kids may collect money

Posted on October 15, 2013 by in POLICE

By Frank Eltman Associated Press MINEOLA, N.Y. — It’s the hallmark of New York’s Son of Sam law and others like it across the nation — convicted criminals should not be able to profit … [...]

Mass. cop working Red Sox game an overnight sensation

Posted on October 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff BOSTON — The front page of Monday morning’s Boston Globe captured the iconic moment a Boston police officer threw his arms up in celebration as Red Sox’s David Ortiz … [...]

Police arrest 2 referees at high school game

Posted on October 14, 2013 by in POLICE

WWLTV COVINGTON, La. — Two referees arrested during last night’s St. Paul’s vs. Mandeville game in Covington have now bonded out of the St. Tammany Parish Jail. 55-year-old Christopher Gambino … [...]

Combative man dies in custody of Texas police

Posted on October 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By David Burge El Paso Times, Texas EL PASO — A 36-year-old man who was combative with officers and tried to resist arrest died Sunday morning after being taken into custody, police said. Officers … [...]

Justice’s wheels slowed as shutdown hits courts

Posted on October 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Matt Volz and Gillian Flaccus Associated Press HELENA, Mont. — The government shutdown is slowing the wheels of justice in federal courts by delaying civil cases, forcing prosecutors to operate … [...]

Suspect in shooting of NC detective killed by police

Posted on October 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Alyssa Rosenberg WWAY-TV WILMINGTON, N.C. — The search for a man wanted for allegedly shooting a New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputy came to a fatal end Sunday. “Brandon Smith is dead,” … [...]

Officer, suspect wounded in Ark. shootout, 4 arrested

Posted on October 14, 2013 by in POLICE

Arkansas Online LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Four people were taken into custody Sunday night at a Little Rock home where gunfire was exchanged with police officers, authorities said. About 9:45 p.m. Sunday … [...]

Riot police break up party in Wash. college town

Posted on October 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Phuong Le Associated Press SEATTLE — Hundreds of college-age revelers in Washington state — thwarted in efforts to continue a large party —​ threw projectiles at police who responded … [...]

Off-duty NJ cop killed in single-vehicle crash

Posted on October 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Wallace McKelvey The Press of Atlantic City BRIDGETON, N.J. — An off-duty Bridgeton police sergeant was killed early Saturday in a single-vehicle crash in Pittsgrove Township, police said. Christopher … [...]

Arrest in ‘Baby Hope’ case brings closure to cops

Posted on October 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Colleen Long Associated Press NEW YORK — The announcement of an arrest in one of New York City’s most notorious cold cases was an especially relieving moment for two hardened investigators … [...]

2 in custody for shooting of 5 at Okla. event

Posted on October 13, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press TULSA, Okla. — Two men are in custody and facing multiple charges for the shooting of five people at a Hmong New Year’s festival in Tulsa. Authorities on Sunday were holding 21-year-old … [...]

Manhunt continues for suspect in shooting of NC detective

Posted on October 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By F.T. Norton Star-News CREEKWOOD, N.C. — The hunt continued Friday for a Southport man wanted in connection with shooting a law enforcement officer in Creekwood on Thursday. Brandon Devone Smith … [...]

Police searching for 9 boys missing from NM youth camp

Posted on October 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Juan Carlos Llorca Associated Press HILLSBORO, N.M. — The search for nine teenagers reported missing from a ranch for troubled youth is moving forward Saturday, authorities said, despite claims … [...]

LE groups criticize NC officer arrest in man’s death

Posted on October 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mitch Weiss Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hours after a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer fatally shot an unarmed man, the department made a rare move: It charged the officer with voluntary … [...]

NFL player’s son, 2, dies after assault

Posted on October 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Chip Scoggins Star Tribune SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Sioux Falls police department released news this afternoon that one of Adrian Peterson’s children, a 2-year-old son, has died from injuries … [...]

Calif. police reject 3% raise, demand double

Posted on October 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By John Woolfolk Mercury News SAN JOSE — San Jose’s police union Wednesday announced the officers have emphatically rejected a 3-percent raise offer and demanded the city double it to end the … [...]

Cop hurt after trapped in suspect’s wrecked car

Posted on October 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff CINCINNATI — An Ohio State trooper was injured after a suspect took off with the trooper in the car and crashed the vehicle. Trooper Brad Hess asked 22-year-old Dimitri Harvill … [...]

Police promise tight security at Chicago marathon

Posted on October 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Don Babwin Associated Press CHICAGO — Fences are going up, streets are closing down and trim athletes are flying in from around the world ahead of Sunday’s Chicago Marathon. But behind the … [...]

2 Mo. officers shot during ambush, suspect later killed

Posted on October 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kim Bell St. Louis Post-Dispatch CEDAR HILL, Mo. — A six-hour manhunt for the gunman who allegedly shot and wounded two deputies early Friday has ended after he jumped out a window of a nearby … [...]

Straight-talkers vs. Yaupers: Which are you?

Posted on October 11, 2013 by in POLICE

Officers, have you ever told the hard truth to power and been unappreciated for doing so? “Lieutenant, I know that’s the policy, but that’s not how it’s being done on a daily basis.” … [...]

NC cop wounded, armed suspect at large

Posted on October 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. — A detective was wounded Thursday night when he and another officer with the Gang Task Force tried approaching a suspicious man to speak with him, and … [...]

Photos of the Week for October 11, 2013

Posted on October 11, 2013 by in POLICE

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NY SAFE Act releases field guide for troopers

Posted on October 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ted Booker Watertown Daily Times A field guide for troopers released last month by the New York State Police answers looming questions about the NY SAFE Act. The 20-page document sheds light, for instance … [...]

Police: Colo. theater gunman researched ‘insanity’

Posted on October 11, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CENTENNIAL, Colo. — An investigator said Thursday an Internet search on the words “rational insanity” was done on a computer belonging to James Holmes, who pleaded not guilty … [...]

Federal COs work for free while inmates get paid

Posted on October 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By S.A. Miller New York Post WASHINGTON, D.C. — The government shutdown has turned federal prisons upside down — the guards are required to work without pay while the inmates collect their checks … [...]

Controversial Pa. chief’s hearing halted when gun hits floor

Posted on October 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michael Rubinkam Associated Press GILBERTON, Pa. — A hearing for a Pennsylvania police chief who made profanity-laced Internet videos about liberals and the Second Amendment was halted suddenly … [...]

Ex-cop who shot at courthouse waved off bystanders

Posted on October 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Vicki Smith Associated Press WHEELING, W.Va. — An ex-police officer did not seem to be targeting anyone or any particular office when he stood across the street from a federal courthouse and sprayed … [...]

TASER’s new venture: Mobile consumer photo and video sharing

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff TASER International, best known for creating less lethal ECDs and the information-sharing cloud service website Evidence.com announced Thursday that it has acquired a tech start-up that … [...]

Ex-mayor of Detroit sentenced to 28 years

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ed White Associated Press DETROIT — A former Detroit mayor was sent to prison for nearly three decades Thursday, offering little remorse for the widespread corruption under his watch but acknowledging … [...]

LAPD officer charged for arrest that turned fatal

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tami Abdollah Associated Press LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles police officer has been charged with assault for allegedly kicking a woman seven times in the groin, abdomen and upper thigh during an … [...]

Chicago woman sues police for alleged excessive force

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in POLICE

SKOKIE, Ill. — A woman has filed suit against the Skokie Police Department, claiming excessive force was used during her DUI arrest earlier this year. Cassandra Feuerstein, 47, was arrested for driving … [...]

Philly police release video of blind man’s beating, seek suspect

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Police have identified a suspect in an assault on a blind man on a Philadelphia street earlier this month, an attack that was captured on a surveillance camera. Officials … [...]

Why the use of an ECD on a child was justified

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff PIERRE, S.D. — Pierre Police Chief Bob Grandpre is defending an officer’s use of a TASER on an 8-year-old girl who was threatening to kill herself with a knife. Police were … [...]

Chief: Why the use of an ECD on a child was justified

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff PIERRE, S.D. — Pierre Police Chief Bob Grandpre is defending an officer’s use of a TASER on an 8-year-old girl who was threatening to kill herself with a knife. Police were … [...]

Diabetic man killed by police told family ‘he wants to die’

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Russ Bynum Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. — Before Jack Lamar Roberson was shot dead by police inside his own home, the south Georgia man’s fiancee called 911 and said he had swallowed pills … [...]

Va. police receive crisis training through grant

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Paul Collins Martinsville Bulletin MARTINSVILLE, Va. — More than $166,000 awarded to the Martinsville Police Department (MPD) will be used in this region for training law enforcement to better … [...]

Police: Texas suspect rammed cruiser, punched officer

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Guillermo Contreras San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio police officer reportedly was punched in the face by a drug suspect who is also accused of ramming an undercover squad car … [...]

Texas suspect rammed cruiser, punched officer

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Guillermo Contreras San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio police officer reportedly was punched in the face by a drug suspect who is also accused of ramming an undercover squad car … [...]

FBI releases death row inmate to search for victim’s body

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Brett Barrouquere Associated Press TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — FBI agents took the unusual step of temporarily letting a federal death row inmate out of his cell so he could help with the search for the … [...]

3 cops, 11 others dead in 3 Mexican gunbattles

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mark Stevenson Associated Press MEXICO CITY — At least 14 people, including three police officers, died in gunbattles between law enforcement and gang members in three separate clashes in Mexico … [...]

Third man convicted in ’09 slaying of Chicago cop

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CHICAGO — A Cook County jury has convicted the gunman in the June 2009 shooting death of a Chicago police officer. Christopher Harris was the third man found guilty on charges connected … [...]

3rd man convicted in slaying of Chicago cop

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CHICAGO — A Cook County jury has convicted the gunman in the June 2009 shooting death of a Chicago police officer. Christopher Harris was the third man found guilty on charges connected … [...]

Retired cop killed after firing at courthouse in WVa

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kevin Begos and John Raby Associated Press WHEELING, W.Va. — Investigators said they are trying to determine why a retired police officer fired up to two dozen shots at a federal courthouse in … [...]

Auto-erotic asphyxiation possible in Castro death

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro may have died from auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide, and two prison guards falsified logs documenting … [...]

Auto-erotic asphyxiation possible in kidnapper Castro’s death

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro may have died from auto-erotic asphyxiation, not suicide, and two prison guards falsified logs documenting … [...]

Police: 4 men shot dead at home in NE Texas

Posted on October 10, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PARIS, Texas — Emergency personnel responding to a 911 call found four men who had been shot to death at a house in northeast Texas, police said Thursday. The four victims were found … [...]

AG: Maine cop cleared in shooting of armed teen

Posted on October 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Matt Byrne Portland Press Herald WEST PARIS, Maine — The West Paris teen, reportedly mentally ill, made a threat with a rifle, the attorney general says. The state trooper who gravely wounded a … [...]

Calif. cop killer on death row found dead in cell

Posted on October 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Robert J. Lopez Los Angeles Times SAN QUENTIN, Calif. — A 53-year-old man convicted of killing two Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputies in 1997 has died after possibly committing … [...]

Man with sword flees police at 100 mph, plows into squads

Posted on October 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Geoff Folsom Tri-City Herald FINLEY, Wash. — A Finley man faces multiple charges for allegedly leading officers on a high-speed chase exceeding 100 mph and deliberately crashing into two patrol … [...]

Grant in honor of fallen officer awarded to Mich. prosecutors

Posted on October 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jessica Fleischman mlive.com SAGINAW, Mich. — The Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office has once again received grant funding through the federal Byrne Justice Assistance Grant program. The $209,500 … [...]

Photo: La. man crashed in to cruiser while shooting heroin

Posted on October 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Amber Stegall KSLA.com SLIDELL, La. — A Slidell, LA police lieutenant suffered minor injuries after a man suspected of shooting up heroin while driving crashed into the back of the lieutenant’s … [...]

Photo: La. man crashed into cruiser while shooting heroin

Posted on October 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Amber Stegall KSLA.com SLIDELL, La. — A Slidell police lieutenant suffered minor injuries after a man suspected of shooting up heroin while driving crashed into the back of the lieutenant’s … [...]

8 lawmakers arrested at DC immigration rally

Posted on October 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Luis Lugo Associated Press WASHINGTON — At least eight Democratic members of the House were among about 200 people arrested Tuesday after they blocked a main street near the Capitol during a massive … [...]

Detroit police chief announces changes to executive team

Posted on October 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Gina Damron Detroit Free Press DETROIT — Detroit Police Chief James Craig announced sweeping changes to his administrative staff during a news conference Tuesday. The appointments, he said, represent … [...]

LAPD tests out new electric motorcycles

Posted on October 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tami Abdollah Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck made a surprising entrance at the Los Angeles Police Museum last month when he stealthily zipped into the parking … [...]

Police: Distracted commuters never noticed SF gunman

Posted on October 9, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A man flashed a gun several times on a crowded commuter train in San Francisco, but passengers were so absorbed in their phones and tablets they didn’t notice … [...]

Police: Distracted commuters oblivious to SF gunman

Posted on October 9, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — A man flashed a gun several times on a crowded commuter train in San Francisco, but passengers were so absorbed in their phones and tablets they didn’t notice … [...]

Can ‘too intoxicated’ serve as a murder defense?

Posted on October 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michael Virtanen Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — Three people convicted of murder in deadly crashes urged New York’s highest court Tuesday to throw out their convictions, arguing they were … [...]

Can ‘too intoxicated’ serve as murder defense?

Posted on October 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michael Virtanen Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — Three people convicted of murder in deadly crashes urged New York’s highest court Tuesday to throw out their convictions, arguing they were … [...]

Detective arrested in NYC motorcycle-SUV melee

Posted on October 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tom Hays and Jennifer Peltz Associated Press NEW YORK — An off-duty, undercover police detective was arrested as fallout from a burst of motorcyclist mayhem reached a new level, with investigators … [...]

Army special agent killed in Afghanistan

Posted on October 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A soldier operating within the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Division was one of four killed in an attack in Afghanistan on Sunday. Only two weeks … [...]

NTOA calls for increased emergency medical training for cops

Posted on October 8, 2013 by in POLICE

NTOA DOYLESTOWN, Pa. — The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is calling for basic Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) training for all police officers in light of recent incidents … [...]

Police: Wife-fearing man faked kidnapping to party with friends

Posted on October 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jared Taylor The Monitor HIDALGO COUNTY, Texas — When Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino learned a man had been taken Tuesday night from his rural home near Monte Alto, he said something didn’t … [...]

Source: Undercover cop took part in SUV attack

Posted on October 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff NEW YORK — An officer who told investigators he had no part in last week’s attack on a Manhattan SUV driver by a group of bikers was allegedly caught taking part in the beating … [...]

Video released of DC cops’ violent crash at Capitol

Posted on October 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff WASHINGTON — Cell phone video captured the moment a D.C. police cruiser crashed into a barrier during the pursuit of Miriam Carey that locked down the Capitol last Thursday. The … [...]

Couple who plotted to torture, kill cops pleads ‘not guilty’

Posted on October 8, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LAS VEGAS — A Nevada judge has entered a not guilty plea for a California ex-convict and a Las Vegas woman pleaded not guilty to plotting to kidnap police officers to draw attention … [...]

Ore. police awarded Homeland Security grant

Posted on October 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jason Chaney Central Oregonian CROOK COUNTY, Ore. — Thanks to a recently-awarded Department of Homeland Security grant, the Crook County Sheriff’s Office and Prineville Police Department … [...]

St. Louis officer wounded in shootout leaves hospital

Posted on October 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joel Currier St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — The 29-year-old St. Louis officer wounded Saturday in a shootout with a drug suspect left the hospital Sunday evening, police say. Meanwhile, police … [...]

Ga. police investigate shooting death of diabetic man

Posted on October 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff WAYCROSS, Ga. — Police are investigating two very different accounts of an officer-involved shooting that ended with the death of a man suffering from diabetes. Police say they … [...]

Boston cops drive kids to school during driver strike

Posted on October 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mark Pratt Associated Press BOSTON — School bus drivers unexpectedly went on strike Tuesday morning, stranding thousands of students and leading police officers to give rides to some of them. The … [...]

LE experts: Video evidence helps, doesn’t tell whole story

Posted on October 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Wallace McKelvey The Press of Atlantic City ATLANTIC CITY — Surveillance technicians followed an underage drinker’s interaction with police outside Tropicana Casino and Resort this summer … [...]

Jury convicts inmate of killing Okla. couple

Posted on October 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jeri Clausing Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The leader of a self-styled Bonnie and Clyde couple who staged a brazen prison escape and a three-week crime spree has been convicted of capital … [...]

SF homeless protest police ban on chess-playing

Posted on October 7, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — At least for an afternoon, the chess players were back at the usual spot they’ve occupied for years along downtown San Francisco’s busy Market Street. But … [...]

Ky. police add body cameras to uniforms

Posted on October 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Angela Sparkman WKYT.com HARLAN, Ky. — There are new sets of eyes in the Harlan City Police Department. Now everything officers do is documented on video thanks to a new camera system. Harlan Police … [...]

NFL bans off-duty officers’ guns in stadiums

Posted on October 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Monica Volante Fox8.com CLEVELAND — A new NFL policy will prohibit off-duty Cleveland police officers from taking their guns into FirstEnergy Stadium. FOX 8 spoke to the president of the Cleveland … [...]

NM police agencies get $3M to fight border-related crime

Posted on October 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lindsey Anderson Las Cruces Sun-News LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Five southern New Mexico counties will receive more than $3 million to address border-related crime through Operation Stonegarden grants … [...]

Off-duty Calif. cop shot with own gun

Posted on October 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bettina Boxall Los Angeles Times LA HABRA, Calif. — An off-duty La Habra police officer was shot with his own weapon early Saturday during a fight after a traffic accident on the 5 Freeway in Castaic … [...]

Two Boston cops hurt after suspect steals cruiser

Posted on October 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joe Dwinell, Mark Garfinkel and Samantha Tatro Boston Herald BOSTON — A South Boston man is facing charges and two police officers are recovering from injuries after a man stole a police cruiser … [...]

Md. trooper critically injured after struck by car

Posted on October 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Chris Kaltenbach and Carrie Wells The Baltimore Sun PASADENA, Md. — A Maryland state trooper was listed in critical condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being struck by a car early … [...]

Undercover & off-duty cops focus of biker-SUV brawl

Posted on October 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jennifer Peltz Associated Press NEW YORK — A motorcyclist accused of smashing a window and catalyzing a bloody encounter between a group of bikers and an SUV driver was arraigned Sunday on gang … [...]

Mass. seeks arrest warrant for marathon bombing suspect

Posted on October 7, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press WOBURN, Mass. — Massachusetts prosecutors say they plan to continue pursuing murder and other state charges against the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect. The Middlesex district … [...]

Mass. arrest warrant issued for marathon bomber

Posted on October 7, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press WOBURN, Mass. — A Massachusetts court issued an arrest warrant Monday for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as prosecutors sought to preserve their right to try him … [...]

Neighbors: We’re less safe after SWAT busted crack ring

Posted on October 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Carolyn Thompson Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — For a dozen years, Theresa Anderson was the queen of Deshler Street. The unassuming woman owned five small wooden houses along the poor side street … [...]

Neighborhood ‘less safe’ after SWAT busts crack ring

Posted on October 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Carolyn Thompson Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — For a dozen years, Theresa Anderson was the queen of Deshler Street. The unassuming woman owned five small wooden houses along the poor side street … [...]

Seattle cop in serious condition after crashing into pole

Posted on October 6, 2013 by in POLICE

Seattle Times SEATTLE — A Seattle police officer was injured early this morning when his marked patrol car struck a power pole, three parked cars and a tree on Rainier Avenue South. The officer, whose … [...]

U.S. Special Forces nab al-Qaida leader in Libya

Posted on October 6, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press TRIPOLI, Libya — U.S. special forces on Saturday carried out a raid in the Libyan capital to capture an al-Qaida leader linked to the 1998 American Embassy bombings in east Africa … [...]

Gunfight at Calif. bike club kills 1, injures 12

Posted on October 6, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press FRESNO, Calif. — A gunfight at a motorcycle club gathering in southeast Fresno has left one dead and at least 12 injured. The Fresno County Sheriff’s office said about 500 people … [...]

Use of force to be studied in DC pursuit, shooting

Posted on October 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By Larry Neumeister and Eric Tucker Associated Press WASHINGTON — Police in Washington are reviewing the use of officers’ deadly force in the killing of a woman who tried to ram her car through … [...]

2 Ohio officers injured in head-on crash

Posted on October 5, 2013 by in POLICE

The Akron Beacon Journal AKRON, Ohio — Two Akron police officers were injured early Friday when their cruiser collided head-on with a minivan on East Avenue. A man and his son inside the Chrysler … [...]

Fla. cop arrested, suspended for punching another cop

Posted on October 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Susan Jacobson Orlando Sentinel OSCEOLA, Fla — An Osceola deputy was arrested and suspended after she was accused of punching a St. Cloud police officer who was at a park with the deputy’s … [...]

NC cop wounded in training alert, off respirator

Posted on October 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Katie Hansen The Daily News MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. — A Morehead City Police Officer’s family said he was alert and off his respirator Friday afternoon after suffering gunshot wounds from a training … [...]

Official: Undercover cop present at violent bike rally

Posted on October 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Colleen Long Associated Press NEW YORK — Authorities are investigating whether an undercover police officer present at a motorcycle rally witnessed a violent confrontation between an SUV driver … [...]

Ex-cop sister questions fatal shooting in DC police pursuit

Posted on October 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Larry Neumeister Associated Press NEW YORK — The sisters of a woman who was fatally shot in Washington after trying to ram her car through a White House barrier say she was not a criminal and police … [...]

Police: Man dead after setting himself ablaze at Nat. Mall

Posted on October 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Eric Tucker Associated Press WASHINGTON — A man who set himself on fire on the National Mall in the nation’s capital has died of his injuries, District of Columbia police said Saturday. Officer … [...]

Cleveland residents badger PD amid probes

Posted on October 4, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CLEVELAND — It hasn’t been a good year for the Cleveland Police Department. A county prosecutor is investigating a deadly chase in November that involved more than 60 squad cars … [...]

Texas officer pays for couple’s dinner tab

Posted on October 4, 2013 by in POLICE

PoliceOne Staff SAN ANTONIO — A couple dining at a local restaurant were treated to a surprise act of kindness after accidentally leaving their charge card at home — an officer paid for their … [...]

Woman escapes robbers as they fight over gun

Posted on October 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Nancy McCleary The Fayetteville Observer LUMBERTON, N.C. — Two men’s plan to rob a woman who gave them a ride Wednesday was thwarted when the would-be robbers fought over who would hold the … [...]

NC woman escapes robbers as they fight over gun

Posted on October 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Nancy McCleary The Fayetteville Observer LUMBERTON, N.C. — Two men’s plan to rob a woman who gave them a ride Wednesday was thwarted when the would-be robbers fought over who would hold the … [...]

Ex-Boston FBI chief pleads guilty in ethics case

Posted on October 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bridget Murphy Associated Press BOSTON — A retired FBI official who once supervised all of the agency’s U.S. criminal probes and ran its Boston office pleaded guilty to an ethics charge Thursday … [...]

Chicago police organize events to take back parks from gangs

Posted on October 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lolly Bowean Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — The night after three teenagers were shot and wounded in Merrill Playground Park on the Far South Side, about 75 residents gathered nearby in the dark, sharing … [...]

Capitol suspect identified, suffered depression

Posted on October 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Eric Tucker Associated Press WASHINGTON — A Connecticut woman who was shot to death by police after a car chase that began when she tried to breach a barrier at the White House suffered from post-partum … [...]

Video released of Capitol shooting, suspect ID’ed

Posted on October 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Eric Tucker Associated Press WASHINGTON — A Connecticut woman who was shot to death by police after a car chase that began when she tried to breach a barrier at the White House suffered from post-partum … [...]

Tenn. police assist domestic violence nonprofit through grant

Posted on October 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bailey Loosemore Columbia Daily Herald COLUMBIA, Tenn. — A local nonprofit that assists victims of domestic violence will have better access to those affected with the help of the Columbia Police … [...]

Sheriff: Ore. teen killed 2 men on hunting trip

Posted on October 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jeff Barnard Associated Press GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 14-year-old boy on a deer hunting trip shot and killed two others in the hunting party at a cabin in the Blue Mountains of northeastern Oregon … [...]

Ohio announces alternative lethal injection drug

Posted on October 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Julie Carr Smyth and Andrew Welsh-Huggins Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio prison officials said Friday they are keeping their primary lethal injection drug in place despite the state’s … [...]

Photos of the Week for October 4, 2013

Posted on October 3, 2013 by in POLICE

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NC cop in coma after shot in chest during training

Posted on October 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. — A Morehead City police officer is in a medically-induced coma after having been shot in the chest by another officer during a training accident. Garrett Hardin … [...]

NM police TASER naked burglar eating cat food

Posted on October 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Gabrielle Burkhart KRQE.com ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque couple is still baffled after a naked man broke into their house Sunday night. And if that wasn’t strange enough, what he did … [...]

Ex-NFL star blames offensive line for failed sobriety test

Posted on October 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Robert Nolin Sun Sentinel SOLON, Ohio — When ex-Dolphins quarterback Bernie Kosar was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Ohio four days ago, the homegrown fave had a quick excuse as to why he couldn’t … [...]

Ala. police receive grant for school resource officer

Posted on October 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Laura Camper The Anniston Star HEFLIN, Ala. — Heflin police officials last week received a $107,300 federal grant that will pay for the salary of a school resource officer. Five police departments … [...]

Police pursuit locks down capitol, officer injured

Posted on October 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bradley Klapper Associated Press WASHINGTON — A woman driving a black Lexus tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday, then led police on a chase that ended in gunfire outside the Capitol … [...]

Houston cops under fire after cruiser crash kills suspect

Posted on October 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dale Lezon Houston Chronicle HOUSTON — A crash that killed a 21-year-old woman in police custody on Wednesday will be investigated by the Houston Police Department’s internal affairs division … [...]

Calif. cop saves abandoned dog in labor with 9 puppies

Posted on October 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Alan Wang ​ABC 7 NEWARK, Calif. — Officer Jennifer Bloom pulled up to a park in Newark and found an abandoned German Shepherd tied to a bench. It was pregnant and in labor. Bloom says the dog was … [...]

Cop told not to wear uniform at daughter’s school

Posted on October 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff MESA, Ariz. — An officer received a call from his daughter’s principal asking that he never again come to campus in his police uniform. Other parents who had seen Officer … [...]

Judge orders monitor for Sheriff Joe in profiling case

Posted on October 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Brian Skoloff Associated Press PHOENIX — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the appointment of an independent monitor and a community advisory board to ensure that an Arizona sheriff is complying … [...]

FBI takes down online drug kingpin at Calif. library

Posted on October 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Paul Elias Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — FBI agents found him in the science fiction section of a small branch of the San Francisco public library, chatting online. The man known as Dread Pirate … [...]

Texas officer dies in shootout

Posted on October 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff McCAMEY, Texas — An Upton County sheriff’s deputy was killed in a shootout with a suspect at a convenience store Wednesday night. Billy “Bubba” Kennedy, 38, came in … [...]

Dangerous new breed of bikers taunts police

Posted on October 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tom Winter, Lisa Riordan Seville, and Andrew Blankstein NBC News NEW YORK — A new and dangerous breed of motorcycle gang is popping up around the country, say authorities, as packs of young bikers … [...]

Police commend boy for returning lost money

Posted on October 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff EXETER, N.H. — A boy and his father who came across a stack of cash while walking their dog turned the money in to police, who found the money’s owner. Guy Parenti and his … [...]

Ocean Systems releases video acquisition field kit

Posted on October 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Police and Security News Ocean Systems, a leading provider of forensic video analysis solutions, has now expanded its product offering of forensic video acquisition and analysis solutions to include … [...]

Audio: Dispatcher laughs at man reporting woman on fire

Posted on October 2, 2013 by in POLICE

My Fox Philly PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. — An Arizona 9-1-1 dispatcher is in hot water for cracking up under pressure. The Pima County dispatcher got the giggles while taking a call about a woman on fire … [...]

Mass. cop helps save overdose victim

Posted on October 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By C. Ryan Barber Cape Cod Times CENTERVILLE — Barnstable police Detective Richard Morse was waiting on the sidewalk for the car to pass, holding the cup of coffee he stopped to pick up on his way … [...]

Dodgers donate to LAPD for body cameras

Posted on October 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joel Rubin Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Since joining the Los Angeles Police Commission last month, Steve Soboroff has been making calls to some of the city’s deepest pockets, asking them … [...]

Ky. man who killed kitten, planned to kill cop, pleads not guilty

Posted on October 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bill Estep Lexington Herald-Leader CLAY COUNTY, Ky. — A Clay County man allegedly beat a kitten to death with a baseball bat while under the influence of drugs. Brandon L. Garrison, 23, is charged … [...]

Critics look to restrict NC police tactics

Posted on October 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ray Gronberg The Herald-Sun DURHAM, N.C. — Critics of the Durham Police Department say officials need to curb its use of consent searches of motorists and raise the status and authority of a civilian … [...]

Suspect at large after escaping Wash. cruiser

Posted on October 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Stacia Glenn The News Tribune PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. — Pierce County sheriff’s deputies were searching Tuesday for a 23-year-old handcuffed man who escaped from the back of a patrol car early … [...]

Drug dealer accidentally texts NJ cop, gets arrested

Posted on October 2, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SPARTA, N.J. — Authorities say a New Jersey man mistakenly sent a text message to a police detective to set up a drug sale and now faces charges. Authorities say a detective received … [...]

San Jose officers cleared in fatal shooting of ill man

Posted on October 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Henry Lee San Francisco Chronicle SAN JOSE — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the parents of a man who was shot and killed by San Jose police in 2009, saying officers did not use … [...]

Suspect arraigned in motorcycle-SUV brawl in NYC

Posted on October 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jennifer Peltz and Colleen Long Associated Press NEW YORK — Prosecutors say a motorcyclist on a New York City highway touched off an encounter with the driver of an SUV that ended with injuries … [...]

Fla. airport closed after ‘destructive’ device found in terminal

Posted on October 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Derek Kinner Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville International Airport was shut down for several hours after authorities found two suspicious packages — one they said was … [...]

Destructive device forces evacuation of Fla. airport

Posted on October 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Derek Kinner Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville International Airport was shut down for several hours after authorities found two suspicious packages — one they said was … [...]

Top 5 police videos of September

Posted on October 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff In September, we saw every kind of rescue: off-duty, on-duty, and even citizens rescuing a cop! Of course, a few unruly suspects also made the list. Check out the top 5 videos of September … [...]

NM cop responding to dispute feeds hungry family

Posted on October 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An officer responding to a domestic dispute ended up purchasing groceries for a family in need at the home he was dispatched to. Officer Hector Marquez Jr. arrived … [...]

Ex-cop freed pending Katrina bridge shootings retrial

Posted on October 1, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has ordered the release on bond of a retired New Orleans police sergeant awaiting a new trial on charges stemming from deadly shootings in Hurricane … [...]

Fencing coach in gear foils robbery attempt

Posted on October 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Carley Gordon WSMV.com NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A fencing instructor foiled a robbery this week, and he was even dressed to do battle as he chased down the suspected thieves. Franco Scaramuzza said he … [...]

Judge asks to bar NYPD monitoring of Muslims

Posted on October 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tom Hays Associated Press NEW YORK — A federal judge on Tuesday revisited a decades-old court settlement restricting how the New York Police Department conducts surveillance after civil rights … [...]

Ga. district considers equipping schools with rifles

Posted on October 1, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Under a plan being discussed by a northeast Georgia school district, AR-15-type assault rifles would be stored in safes inside schools to defend against a shooting … [...]

Court: Is anonymous tip enough for traffic stop?

Posted on October 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mark Sherman Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will weigh whether a motorist’s anonymous tip about reckless driving is enough for police to pull over a car, without … [...]

Calif. cop shot by Dorner back on duty

Posted on October 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Beau Yarbrough San Bernardino County Sun Big Bear Lake — A deputy shot in the face and leg by rogue cop Christopher Dorner returned to work Monday, seven months after the climactic shoot-out that … [...]

Okla. cop replaces bike stolen from boy with autism

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff MOORE, Okla. — A Nicoma police officer collected money from coworkers at his department and at his second job at a car dealership to purchase a new bike for a boy who had his bike … [...]

Book Excerpt: The untold stories of Britain’s bravest police

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in POLICE

‘I’d resigned myself to the fact that I was getting a kicking here. These guys were obviously serious.’ — PC PETER DOHERTY Behind the steel shutters, it sounded as if somebody was … [...]

Texas police use military vehicles to hunt criminals

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in POLICE

Fox News DALLAS — The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office traveled to Fort Hood this month to acquire its own bona fide military vehicle — the International MaxxPro MRAP tactical vehicle — … [...]

Judge: Sheriff Joe can’t use smuggling tactic

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PHOENIX — A federal judge has barred the use of a county policy that allows people who paid to be smuggled into the U.S. to be charged under Arizona’s immigrant smuggling law … [...]

Ex-NYPD cop sues over malfunctioning Mace

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By Oren Yaniv ​New York Daily News NEW YORK — A Mace canister that malfunctioned ended a Brooklyn cop’s career, she claimed in a lawsuit. Former NYPD Officer Brenderline Blake, 40, alleged she … [...]

Trial begins for 2 in Chicago cop’s slaying

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in POLICE

Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Two men charged in the West Englewood slaying of a Chicago police officer in 2009 are scheduled to go on trial today. Kevin Walker and Christopher Harris are accused of killing … [...]

Suspect killed during Md. hostage situation

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By David Anderson The Aegis HARFORD COUNTY, Md. — A man was shot to death by police after barricading himself and a hostage inside a house in Havre de Grace Saturday afternoon, the Harford County … [...]

Cop stops Fla. shoplifter using ECD

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in POLICE

The Bradenton Herald MANATEE — A 30-year-old theft suspect was arrested after leading deputies on a foot chase early Monday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office. Eric Moen was taken … [...]

NY cop faced split-second decision with armed kids at school

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kenneth C. Crowe II Times Union TROY, N.Y. — As students were getting out of Troy High School Friday, two 13-year-old boys started flashing gang signs. Then one of them pulled out a black pistol … [...]

Gunfight at the Sikh temple

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in POLICE

During a recent webcast presented by courtesy of Homeland Security and Dupage College in Illinois, Brian Murphy and Sam Lenda — two officers who bravely engaged and ultimately defeated the highly … [...]

Officer fired over wallet shooting incident

Posted on September 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ciara O’Rourke Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas — A five-year veteran of the Austin Police Department was wrong to shoot at a man who got out of his car during a traffic stop earlier … [...]

LAPD rescinds controversial vehicle impound policy

Posted on September 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joel Rubin Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Friday evening quietly rescinded the department’s car impound policy, a controversial set of rules Beck put … [...]

Tulsa officers engage community by fixing bikes

Posted on September 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dylan Goforth Tulsa World TULSA, Okla. — Amarion Thomas stood patiently Saturday morning under a covered outdoor area at the Tulsa Police Department’s Gilcrease Division Headquarters. It was … [...]

4 dead, including intruders, in Pa. home invasion

Posted on September 29, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press ASHVILLE, Pa. — A woman and an accomplice broke into her family’s home and killed her mother and brother before they were shot to death by her father, state police said Saturday … [...]

Md. gun-control law sparks record sales

Posted on September 28, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PASADENA, Md. — Maryland residents have been buying guns in record numbers before a law takes effect Tuesday, with provisions aimed at helping keep guns away from criminals and the … [...]

DOJ approves $150K for officers at Newtown schools

Posted on September 28, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — The Department of Justice announced Friday it’s giving $150,000 to put police officers in schools in Newtown in the wake of last December’s shooting massacre … [...]

RI detective struck by vehicle, killed at Navy base

Posted on September 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff NEWPORT, R.I. — A Navy employee driving a Navy vehicle struck and killed a police detective Thursday. Frank J. Lema Sr. had served as a detective with the Navy Station’s police … [...]

La. rookie cop killed in 2-vehicle crash

Posted on September 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff BATON ROUGE, La. — An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputy died in a car crash Friday night. Officer Dustin Hamilton, 24, died at the scene after his cruiser collided with … [...]

Off-duty cop suspended for sleeping at 2nd job

Posted on September 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Roman J. Uschak Belleville Times BELLEVILLE, N.J. — A Belleville police officer has been suspended after he was caught sleeping in a police cruiser in a Bloomfield parking lot, police said. A video … [...]

Armed homeowner, deaf dog foil robbery

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in POLICE

KGW.com SALEM, Ore. — A Salem homeowner pulled a gun on an intruder Saturday morning and held him until officers arrived, police said. Just after 6 a.m., Dan Strasser awoke to find an intruder in … [...]

UK police fight crime using ‘super recognizers’

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Maria Cheng Associated Press LONDON — Paul Hyland almost never forgets a face. He’s a “super recognizer,” and that’s giving an unusual kind of help to his employer: Scotland Yard … [...]

Thousands gather to remember slain Ind. officer

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff INDIANAPOLIS — Colleagues, family members and public officials gathered Thursday to share stories about IMPD Officer Rod Bradway, who was killed in the line of duty last Friday … [...]

Photos of the Week for September 27, 2013

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in POLICE

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2 off-duty Philly cops save child in cardiac arrest

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Stephanie Farr Philadelphia Daily News PHILADELPHIA — Tommy “TJ” Ramos, a 9-year-old catcher on the Torresdale Boys Club baseball team, had just stepped onto the field on Leon Street … [...]

DOJ spends nearly $5M on drone

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Pete Yost Associated Press WASHINGTON — The FBI has been using drones to support its law enforcement operations since 2006 and has spent more than $3 million on the unmanned aircraft, the Justice … [...]

Okla. prisoner dialed 911 to report escape

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Justin Juozapavicius Associated Press TULSA, Okla. — Prisoner Joshua Silverman passed up a taste of freedom this week and called the police instead. Silverman could have fled with two other inmates … [...]

Feds help Detroit hire officers

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Corey Williams Associated Press DETROIT — The federal fingerprint in efforts to fix Detroit is growing larger as the Obama administration has found millions of dollars in grant money to help the … [...]

3 ex-soldiers accused of plot to kill DEA agent

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Larry Neumeister Associated Press NEW YORK — Two former American soldiers — one nicknamed “Rambo” — and a German ex-soldier were charged Friday with plotting to kill a U.S … [...]

Wallet flies out of truck, officer tracks down road-tripping owner

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bob Heye KATU News PORTLAND, Ore. — There’s obviously no TriMet service in Cascade Locks. Yet that’s exactly where TriMet transit police deputy Adam Zishka found himself earlier this … [...]

Officer returns flying wallet to road-tripper

Posted on September 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bob Heye KATU News PORTLAND, Ore. — There’s obviously no TriMet service in Cascade Locks. Yet that’s exactly where TriMet transit police deputy Adam Zishka found himself earlier this … [...]

Officer in bra-shaking stop suspended 1 day

Posted on September 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Rick Rousos The Ledger LAKELAND — The Lakeland police officer who asked a woman to shake her bra during a traffic stop May 21 has been suspended for a day without pay. Officer Dustin Fetz was notified … [...]

Cop impersonator confronts undercover detective

Posted on September 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Anthony A. Mestas and Nick Bonham The Pueblo Chieftain PUEBLO, Colo. — An alleged cop impersonator’s act dialed up the wrong number in a Pueblo West cellphone store Monday when the man he was … [...]

OJ Simpson caught hoarding cookies in prison

Posted on September 26, 2013 by in POLICE

The Daily Mail Nevada — Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? O.J. Simpson, apparently. The former gridiron great was recently caught pilfering the sweet treats from the cafeteria of his Nevada … [...]

American hostages thank Kenyan police rescuers

Posted on September 26, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya — As al-Qaida-linked terrorists threw grenades and fired automatic weapons, the three plainclothes Kenyan police officers, lightly armed and wearing no bulletproof … [...]

Wash. police K-9 stabbed by suspect, recovering

Posted on September 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Steve Hunter The Kent Reporter KENT, Wash. — A man stabbed and injured a Kent Police dog during an assistance response to a Des Moines Police assault case. A K-9 officer and his German shepherd … [...]

Columbus Police HQ back to business after explosion

Posted on September 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Allison Manning The Columbus Dispatch COLUMBUS, Ohio — Mysteries, such as the Tuesday night explosion at Columbus police headquarters that turned out to be a faulty battery, can bring out a lot … [...]

Teen accused of killing mom, brother, found in Vegas

Posted on September 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ken Ritter Associated Press LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas-area teenager who had been sought in the U.S. and along the Mexican border following the butcher knife slayings of his mother and younger brother … [...]

Conn. panel orders release of Newtown 911 tapes

Posted on September 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michael Melia Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — The prosecutor leading the investigation into last year’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School said he will ask Connecticut’s courts … [...]

Witness: NM ex-police chief on cartel’s payroll

Posted on September 26, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A former police chief in a New Mexico border town collected more than $2,000 a month from the Juarez Cartel in exchange for protection and help with smuggling … [...]

NY Police Athletic League receives StubHub grant

Posted on September 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Staten Island Advance silive.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The New York City Police Athletic League announced that it has been named a StubHub Rising Star, receiving a major grant of $200,000 over … [...]

15-year-old arrested in shooting death of Ariz. officer

Posted on September 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Terry Tang Associated Press PHOENIX — A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the killing of a Maricopa County detention officer who authorities say was targeted at random and shot in his own driveway … [...]

Teen arrested in shooting death of Ariz. officer

Posted on September 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Terry Tang Associated Press PHOENIX — A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in the killing of a Maricopa County detention officer who authorities say was targeted at random and shot in his own driveway … [...]

Harnessing a nationwide network – from finding bad guys to tracking traffic collisions: A conversation with Appriss CEO Mike Davis

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff The following is paid content from Appriss I recently had the chance to sit down with Mike Davis, CEO of Appriss®, and chat about some of the streamlining and efficacy which his widely-used … [...]

Harnessing a nationwide network to solve crimes: A conversation with Appriss CEO Mike Davis

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff The following is paid content from Appriss I recently had the chance to sit down with Mike Davis, CEO of Appriss®, and chat about some of the streamlining and efficacy which his widely-used … [...]

Standardize your collection & reporting of accident information at no cost with Appriss’ Collision Reporting Solutions

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Greg Bogosian PoliceOne Contributor The following is paid content from Appriss One of the most common challenges facing law enforcement agencies, especially in the modern era of reduced budgets and the … [...]

3 reasons to pick Appriss’ no-cost Collision Reporting Solutions for collection of accident information

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Greg Bogosian PoliceOne Contributor The following is paid content from Appriss One of the most common challenges facing law enforcement agencies, especially in the modern era of reduced budgets and the … [...]

Find suspects, locate witnesses and more instantly nationwide with JusticeXchange

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Greg Bogosian PoliceOne Contributor The following is paid content from Appriss How many times have you heard this story? A law enforcement agency goes looking for an offender, suspect, witness, parolee … [...]

How JusticeXchange helps departments instantly find suspects and witnesses nationwide

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Greg Bogosian PoliceOne Contributor The following is paid content from Appriss How many times have you heard this story? A law enforcement agency goes looking for an offender, suspect, witness, parolee … [...]

Off-duty NJ cop kills self at police HQ

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff EWING, N.J. — A Ewing police officer committed suicide Wednesday morning in the parking lot behind police headquarters. Officer Matthew Wallace, 39, a 14-year veteran, shot himself … [...]

CPH makes switch to Harley Davidson motorcycles

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Eric Rasmussen KTVU.com OAKLAND, Calif. — The California Highway Patrol will have some of its Bay Area officers riding Harley Davidson motorcycles as soon as next week, thanks to a dealership in … [...]

Firefighters arrested for destroying arcade, defecating in water park

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in POLICE

13WHAM.com Sodus Point, N.Y. — Two weeks ago, two firefighters with the Sodus Point Volunteer Fire Department were arrested in Old Forge, N.Y. for breaking into and destroying property at a water … [...]

Wife convinced husband to kill man who ‘telepathically’ raped her

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in POLICE

Standard-Examiner FARMINGTON, Utah — The Centerville woman accused of convincing her husband to shoot their neighbor for “telepathically raping” her has pleaded guilty. At a Thursday pretrial … [...]

FBI releases chilling video of Navy Yard gunman before attack

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Matthew DeLuca NBC News WASHINGTON – Scary new video footage released by the FBI Wednesday shows Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis in the moments before his deadly rampage, entering the … [...]

NYPD cops stop suicidal bridge jumper

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By John M. Annese Staten Island Advance STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Police derring-do helped save the day when a despondent man climbed onto a metal finger of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Tuesday morning … [...]

Hidden camera catches cop removing pro-gun sign

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff LAKE LINCOLNDALE, N.Y. — A man set up a hidden camera used for hunting after his sign reading “Protect the 2nd amendment” was repeatedly removed, and he wanted to catch … [...]

Calif. officer wounded, suspect fatally shot

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Robert J. Lopez Los Angeles Times ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — A deputy-involved shooting in Laguna Niguel left a suspect dead and three people wounded, including a deputy, authorities said Tuesday … [...]

Vegas police search for teen in family’s slaying

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ken Ritter Associated Press LAS VEGAS — A teenager from a Las Vegas suburb remained on the loose Wednesday amid a national manhunt and charges he killed his mother and 9-year-old brother just a … [...]

Last of execution drug used on Ohio cop killer

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Julie Carr Smyth Associated Press LUCASVILLE, Ohio — A white gunman who spewed racial slurs before fatally shooting a black man and a police officer in a 1994 rampage that prosecutors called one … [...]

Ohio cop killer executed with last dose of drug

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Julie Carr Smyth Associated Press LUCASVILLE, Ohio — A white gunman who spewed racial slurs before fatally shooting a black man and a police officer in a 1994 rampage that prosecutors called one … [...]

SF neighborhood gets $1M to reduce crime

Posted on September 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Carolyn Tyler ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s District Attorney’s Office has been awarded a $1 million grant to help reduce crime in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood. Officials … [...]

Report: Columbus Police HQ evacuated after explosion

Posted on September 24, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Columbus Police dispatcher says an explosion at the department’s headquarters has prompted an evacuation of the building but no injuries are reported. The building … [...]

Battery caused explosion that evacuated Columbus Police HQ

Posted on September 24, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio – Officials say a battery for construction equipment exploded at police headquarters in Ohio’s capital, causing a boom that prompted an evacuation and search of the … [...]

Va. police veteran dies suddenly of heart attack

Posted on September 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff RICHMOND, Va. — The Richmond Police Department announced on their Facebook page Tuesday that Detective LaMonte Tucker, 45, died suddenly of a heart attack. “Detective Tucker … [...]

Off-duty cop shoots, kills would-be robber while jogging

Posted on September 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kim Bell St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — An off-duty St. Charles County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a would-be robber late Monday night near the Grand Basin area of Forest Park, authorities … [...]

Police chief: Vest saved DC cop at Navy Yard

Posted on September 24, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia’s police chief says a police officer was shot in the chest but saved by his bulletproof vest while responding to the shootings at the Washington … [...]

Convicted Fla. cop-killer’s resentencing begins

Posted on September 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Stephen Thompson Tampa Tribune CLEARWATER — Was Nicholas Lindsey, who shot and killed a St. Petersburg police officer in 2011, at heart, a decent kid — one who became the man of the house … [...]

Fla. police K-9 dies following on-duty injury

Posted on September 24, 2013 by in POLICE

The Miami Herald MIAMI — The Miami Gardens Police Department will hold services on Wednesday for a K-9 officer killed in the line of duty. Max, a German Shepherd, died after being mortally injured … [...]

$3.4M settlement in deadly ’11 Ariz. SWAT raid

Posted on September 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff PIMA COUNTY, Ariz. — The family of a man killed during a SWAT raid at his home has settled a $3.4 million lawsuit against the four police agencies involved in the operation. Jose … [...]

Police arrest man after girl, 3, dies stuck in sofa bed

Posted on September 24, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEW YORK — A New York City man has been arrested in connection with the death of a 3-year-old girl who got caught inside a sofa bed. Fifty-year-old Mohamed Barry was charged with … [...]

Gunman killed by police near NC campus

Posted on September 24, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press DURHAM, N.C. — Police shot and killed an armed man who came onto North Carolina Central University’s campus after he exchanged gunfire with officers, the public university said … [...]

4 men charged in Chicago shooting that injured 13

Posted on September 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jason Keyser Associated Press CHICAGO — Two suspected gunmen and two others have been charged in a shooting that injured 13 people including a 3-year-old boy in a crowded Chicago park, police said … [...]

4 charged in Chicago shooting that hurt 13

Posted on September 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jason Keyser Associated Press CHICAGO — Two suspected gunmen and two others have been charged in a shooting that injured 13 people including a 3-year-old boy in a crowded Chicago park, police said … [...]

Pittsburgh officers challenge residency requirement

Posted on September 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Moriah Balingit Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH, Pa. — An arbitration panel that will determine the future of the Pittsburgh police residency requirement heard testimony from two city councilmen … [...]

8 throwback photos of New Jersey’s finest

Posted on September 23, 2013 by in POLICE

From the uniforms and weapons to the vehicles and tactics, law enforcement has come a long way. This collection of photographs of police all over New Jersey from the late 1800′s to the mid 1900′s … [...]

State police, Nat. Guard may aid Chicago violence

Posted on September 23, 2013 by in POLICE

CBS Chicago CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn says he would consider using state resources to help combat Chicago street violence, but only if city officials want the assistance. Speaking on this week’s … [...]

NYPD: Upgrade iPhones to prevent theft

Posted on September 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff NEW YORK — New York police have been reportedly hitting the streets telling people that updating their iPhones to the new iOS7 update will make the phones safer against theft. The … [...]

$270M of cocaine found in luggage on plane

Posted on September 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Holly Yan CNN.com France — There was something odd about the 30 suitcases that showed up on a flight from Venezuela. The colorful bags weren’t registered to any of the passengers on the plane … [...]

Pa. cop who saved 8 from fire dwells on lives lost

Posted on September 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kyle Wind The Times-Tribune DUNMORE, Pa. — Patrolman Gene Ruddy likely saved at least eight lives when he ran into a burning building early Saturday, but on Sunday all he could think about were … [...]

Tenn. police receive over $350K for highway safety

Posted on September 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Oak Ridge Today Staff Oak Ridge Today OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Tennessee officials last week announced $21.1 million in grants to Tennessee agencies to support highway traffic safety efforts, with more … [...]

Audio: Cop shot several times describes suspect

Posted on September 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff PAYSON, Ariz. — A Department of Public Safety officer was shot multiple times at a traffic stop Saturday night, yet still described the suspect’s vehicle clearly and calmly … [...]

Calif. girl shot in buttocks, wound mistaken for period

Posted on September 23, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press HAYWARD, Calif. — A Northern California couple didn’t report that their 10-year-old daughter had been shot for more than five hours because they mistook her bleeding for a period … [...]

Boston police commissioner resigns

Posted on September 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dave Wedge, Laurel J. Sweet and Erin Smith Boston Herald BOSTON — Mayor Thomas M. Men-ino has cleared the way for his successor to pick a new police commissioner, pledging cooperation with the … [...]

Boston bombing hearing to focus on death penalty protocol

Posted on September 23, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOSTON — Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will ask a judge to discuss the timeline and procedure for prosecutors to decide whether to seek the death penalty … [...]

Social media fueling Chicago gang wars

Posted on September 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ben Austin WIRED Magazine CHICAGO — Just about any teenager in Chicago today can tell you the story of Chief Keef and Lil JoJo, two rappers from the South Side neighborhood of Englewood whose songs … [...]

Calif. officer killed in motorcycle crash with truck

Posted on September 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Angel Jennings Los Angeles Times LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — A 41-year-old Laguna Beach police officer died in the line of duty late Saturday when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck, authorities … [...]

Chicago shooting shows gap in stepped-up policing

Posted on September 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Carla K. Johnson and Don Babwin Associated Press CHICAGO — A shooting that injured a 3-year-old boy and 12 others in Chicago occurred just outside a section of the city that police have flooded … [...]

Mo. trooper shot by bank robber, saved by armor

Posted on September 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Denise Hollinshed and Susan Weich St. Louis Post-Dispatch WENTZVILLE, Mo. — A Wentzville man was charged Saturday with robbing a bank in Dutzow and shooting a Missouri state trooper during his … [...]

Cop’s credibility key to murder suspect’s retrial

Posted on September 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Brian Skoloff and Adam Geller Associated Press PHOENIX — On the final morning of 4-year-old Christopher Milke’s life, his mother sent him off to visit Santa Claus at a Phoenix shopping mall … [...]

ATF kept out of the loop after Navy Yard shooting

Posted on September 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Alicia A. Caldwell Associated Press WASHINGTON — Within hours of the Navy Yard shootings, the FBI had traced the gunman’s recent shotgun purchase and sent agents to the shop in northern Virginia … [...]

Claim alleges cop gawked at Whitney Houston’s naked corpse

Posted on September 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Matt Stevens Los Angeles Times BEVERLY HILLS — A Beverly Hills police sergeant responding to the scene of Whitney Houston’s death made “inappropriate comments” about the singer’s … [...]

Study: Hospitals warn cops of troubled areas, crime drops

Posted on September 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Nancy Shute NPR.org WALES, England — On Saturday night, the emergency room staff knows all too well what’s coming — people showing up with a broken jaw, a knife wound or a bashed-in face … [...]

Ga. cop sells pot to undercover agent

Posted on September 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kate Brumback Associated Press ATLANTA — Federal authorities have filed drug and firearms charges against a Georgia sheriff’s deputy they say sold marijuana from his squad car to an undercover … [...]

Kenya Red Cross: 22 dead in upscale mall attack

Posted on September 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jason Straziuso Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya — Gunmen threw grenades and opened fire Saturday killing at least 22 people in an attack targeting non-Muslims at an upscale mall in Kenya’s … [...]

Legendary police trainer to be remembered at memorial

Posted on September 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff A memorial has been planned for Robert K. Koga, a renowned police trainer with the Los Angeles Police Department and other agencies whose efforts and expertise made him nationally recognized … [...]

Photos of the Week for September 20, 2013

Posted on September 20, 2013 by in POLICE

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Video released of man who posted wife’s corpse on Facebook

Posted on September 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By David Ovalle The Miami Herald MIAMI — Ever since Derek Medina was accused of murdering his wife and posting a photo of her body on Facebook, his family has insisted his South Miami home’s surveillance … [...]

Ohio police chief invites 85K Facebook fans to party

Posted on September 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kantele Franko Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio police chief who invited his nearly 85,000 Facebook followers to his small town’s community festival this weekend expects at least 1,000 … [...]

Ind. cop ambushed, killed saving woman, gunman killed

Posted on September 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Rick Callahan Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis police have identified the man they say shot and killed an officer who had forced his way into an apartment where a woman was screaming … [...]

Wis. cop killer released from mental hospital

Posted on September 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Dinesh Ramde Associated Press WAUKESHA, Wis. — Alan Randall may have been better off going to prison for killing two Wisconsin police officers in 1975. He might have been freed in his early 30s … [...]

The future of policing is every cop’s responsibility

Posted on September 20, 2013 by in POLICE

For the past several years I’ve been the commander of my agency’s training division. Recently we graduated a class of recruits. These folks were recruited by the recruiting section, then trained … [...]

Burglary suspect falls through ceiling in Calif.

Posted on September 20, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police have arrested a suspected bank burglar after he fell through the ceiling of an apartment and into someone’s bedroom. Police responded to an … [...]

3 y/o shot in head, 13 wounded in Chicago park shooting

Posted on September 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Herbert G. McCann Associated Press CHICAGO — A 3-year-old boy who was among 13 people wounded in a late-night attack on a southwest Chicago park was alert when he arrived at the hospital and was … [...]

13 shot in Chicago park shooting, including 3 year-old

Posted on September 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Herbert G. McCann Associated Press CHICAGO — A 3-year-old boy who was among 13 people wounded in a late-night attack on a southwest Chicago park was alert when he arrived at the hospital and was … [...]

AG to handle fatal NC police shooting case

Posted on September 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mitch Weiss Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina’s attorney general said Thursday that his office will handle the prosecution of a police officer charged with fatally shooting … [...]

Policy change leaves Calif. police with veterinarian bills

Posted on September 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ramona Giwargis Merced Sun-Star MERCED — On the heels of the Merced Police Department’s announcement that officers will call a veterinarian to euthanize injured animals rather than shooting … [...]

Dept. bans shooting range euthanizing, absorbs vet bills

Posted on September 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ramona Giwargis Merced Sun-Star MERCED — On the heels of the Merced Police Department’s announcement that officers will call a veterinarian to euthanize injured animals rather than shooting … [...]

NY police receive $1M to fight human trafficking

Posted on September 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ashley Hirtzel WBFO NEW YORK — Two western New York agencies recently secured additional funding to fight human trafficking. The U.S. Department of Justice awarded the Erie County Sheriff’s … [...]

Ala. cop killed in crash driving home

Posted on September 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff FOLEY, Ala. — An off-duty Orange Beach police officer was killed Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash driving home from his shift. Officials say Investigator Michael Dale Stockwell … [...]

Controversial Ohio chief Kessler awaits fate, unapologetic

Posted on September 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michael Rubinkam Associated Press GILBERTON, Pa. — A suspended Pennsylvania police chief who posted online videos in which he shot borough-owned automatic weapons while shouting obscenities about … [...]

Pa. town seeks to fire controversial police chief

Posted on September 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michael Rubinkam Associated Press GILBERTON, Pa. —Town officials said Thursday they intend to fire a police chief suspended after he posted online videos of himself shooting automatic weapons and … [...]

Report: SWAT told to ‘stand down’ at Navy Yard shooting

Posted on September 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Capitol Police department has launched a review after allegations surfaced that a supervisor ordered a tactical response team to leave the scene of the shooting … [...]

DC would-be mass shooter gets 25 years

Posted on September 19, 2013 by in POLICE

Jessica Gresko Associated Press WASHINGTON — A man who planned a mass shooting at a conservative Christian lobbying group’s Washington headquarters in 2012 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison … [...]

NFL player turns teens’ house-crashing into lesson

Posted on September 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Chris Carola The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — Former NFL offensive lineman Brian Holloway initially thought the Twitter photos showing young people partying at his family’s second home in … [...]

Church volunteers thwart father-son robbers at Bingo

Posted on September 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michael Rosenfield NBC Boston NASHUA, N.H. — A father and son have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a bingo game in Nashua, New Hampshire. One of the bingo volunteers tells … [...]

Detroit chief nixes 12-hour shifts as homicide rate soars

Posted on September 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tresa Baldas and Kristi Tanner Detroit Free Press DETROIT — As new FBI crime statistics show Detroit with its highest homicide rate in nearly 20 years, Police Chief James Craig is unveiling shorter … [...]

FBI reopens odd case that caused cop’s death

Posted on September 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lou Michel The Buffalo News LOCKPORT, N.Y. — In the dead of a summer night 20 years ago, Lockport Police Officer Steven L. Biles sent out a desperate radio call for help. “I’ve been shot!” … [...]

Police release 911 tape in fatal N.C. police shooting

Posted on September 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A sobbing woman pleads for police to “please hurry” because a man was breaking into her front door during a 911 call recorded moments before a responding … [...]

Police release 911 tape in fatal NC police shooting

Posted on September 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A sobbing woman pleads for police to “please hurry” because a man was breaking into her front door during a 911 call recorded moments before a responding … [...]

Bank customer arrested after warning teller of armed man

Posted on September 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By David Owens The Hartford Courant GLASTONBURY, Conn. — A man who became alarmed when he saw a man carrying a gun inside the TD Bank at 2461 Main St. last Thursday afternoon was himself charged with … [...]

Police: Ga. girl abducted from home found alive

Posted on September 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Kate Brumback Associated Press ELLENWOOD, Ga. — A 14-year-old Georgia girl abducted in a home invasion robbery was found alive on Wednesday after a massive search by multiple law enforcement agencies … [...]

Okla. police find 6 cold case bodies at bottom of lake

Posted on September 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michael pearson Michael Martinez CNN FOSS, Okla. — It’s a mystery more than four decades in the making. Two cars — rusted, caked with mud and carrying as many as six bodies — are … [...]

NC cop fatally shoots man, ending hour standoff

Posted on September 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff DURHAM, N.C. — A man was killed Tuesday by police after reportedly waving a gun at officers and saying “shoot me” several times. Officers responded to reports of a distraught … [...]

Federal grant for new hires given to Oakland PD, 38 others

Posted on September 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lee Romney Los Angeles Times OAKLAND — This city’s beleaguered Police Department on Tuesday was among more than three dozen law enforcement agencies across the state to receive a combined … [...]

NY men pose as cops to cut ‘Grand Theft Auto’ line

Posted on September 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Fox News STATEN ISLAND — The game is over for three New York men who reportedly posed as cops to cut hundreds of people in a midnight line to buy “Grand Theft Auto V.” The Staten Island … [...]

Man tortured, whipped girl to beat of ‘Blurred Lines’

Posted on September 18, 2013 by in POLICE

PNJ.com MOLINO, Fla. — A Molino man is facing charges of child abuse after allegedly hitting a child with a switch for 40 minutes, at times to the beat of the Robin Thicke song “Blurred Lines.” … [...]

Cops: Woman stabs roommate over Eagles music

Posted on September 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Authorities say a South Carolina woman stabbed her roommate after getting fed up with the man listening to the Eagles and watching TV with his brother. North … [...]

Austrian gunman who killed 4 fatally shoots self

Posted on September 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press GROSSPRIEL, Austria — Austrian officials say an examination of the charred body believed to be that of the gunman who killed three policemen and a paramedic shows he apparently killed … [...]

Man who made viral confession pleads guilty

Posted on September 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio man who confessed in an online video to causing a fatal wrong-way crash after a night of heavy drinking pleaded guilty Wednesday to … [...]

Feds seize NY sky scraper owned by Iran

Posted on September 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By James O’Toole CNN.com The U.S. government is set to seize a Manhattan skyscraper that prosecutors say is secretly owned and controlled by the Iranian government. The 36-story tower is located on … [...]

Feds seize NY skyscraper owned by Iran

Posted on September 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By James O’Toole CNN.com The U.S. government is set to seize a Manhattan skyscraper that prosecutors say is secretly owned and controlled by the Iranian government. The 36-story tower is located on … [...]

Report: DHS must better track excessive force

Posted on September 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Christopher Sherman Associated Press McALLEN, Texas — A widely anticipated federal report released Tuesday on excessive force among U.S. border agents contained little discussion of use-of-force … [...]

Wis. police ID mystery boy who donated savings to dept.

Posted on September 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff GREENFIELD, Wis. — Police wanted to thank a boy who came into the Greenfield police department September 13 and gave his savings to the woman working the front desk, but the boy … [...]

Md. police officer injured in roadside crash

Posted on September 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kevin Rector The Baltimore Sun HOWARD COUNTY, Md. — A Howard County police officer was injured while conducting a traffic stop on the side of Interstate 70 in Marriottsville late Monday night when … [...]

Grant assists police in fight against distracted driving

Posted on September 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michelle Conerly Pacific Daily News GUAM — Guam, along with seven states, recently received federal grant money to promote and enforce laws against distracted driving. Guam’s grant was more … [...]

Police: Pa. man, 80, used tractor to fling rocks at cops

Posted on September 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press ROCHESTER, Pa. — An 80-year-old Pennsylvania man has been charged with using his lawn tractor to fling rocks and debris at neighbors and police. The Beaver County Times reports Donald … [...]

Ga. police search for girl abducted in home invasion

Posted on September 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press JONESBORO, Ga. — Police are searching for a 14-year-old girl who they say was abducted by robbers from her house southeast of Atlanta. Police early Tuesday morning were stopping cars … [...]

Names released of 12 Navy Yard victims

Posted on September 17, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press WASHINGTON — Police in Washington have released the names of the 12 victims killed in Monday’s shooting rampage at Washington Navy Yard. — Michael Arnold, 59 — Martin … [...]

Austrian gunman kills 3 cops, standoff ongoing

Posted on September 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Philipp-Moritz Jenne and George Jahn Associated Press KOLLAPRIEL, Austria — A gunman in Austria killed four people, including three police officers, and was firing sporadically Tuesday at police … [...]

Austrian gunman kills 3 cops, still at large

Posted on September 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Philipp-Moritz Jenne and George Jahn Associated Press KOLLAPRIEL, Austria — A gunman in Austria killed four people, including three police officers, and fired sporadically at police on Tuesday … [...]

Navy Yard gunman was mentally ill, still had security clearance

Posted on September 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Eric Tucker, Brett Zongker, and Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press WASHINGTON — The former Navy reservist who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard had been hearing voices and was being treated … [...]

High OT bill leads Conn. agency to re-evaluate hiring

Posted on September 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By MariAn Gail Brown The Connecticut Post TRUMBULL, Conn. — When the Trumbull Police Department puts the four recruits in its hiring pipeline on the street in the months to come, their presence should … [...]

Off-duty Va. officer kills bank robbery suspect

Posted on September 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tyra M. Vaughn Daily Press VIRGINIA BEACH — An off-duty Portsmouth police officer shot and killed a man Saturday during a bank robbery in the 5000 block of Ferrell Parkway, according to a City … [...]

Witness recalls events of Navy Yard shooting

Posted on September 16, 2013 by in POLICE

CNN WASHINGTON — A fire alarm went off, as has happened before at the Washington Navy Yard. Terrie Durham wasn’t sure if it was anything serious, or a drill. Then office fire wardens came in and … [...]

Police: Fake guns pose real threat

Posted on September 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kenneth C. Crowe II Times Union ROY — All the police knew was that one of the men riding in either the silver van or gold sedan was armed with a black handgun, which had been reported as they [...]

Lifesaver grant helps police keep track of missing

Posted on September 16, 2013 by in POLICE

MUNHALL, Pa. — It just became a little more difficult to disappear in Munhall — as long as you’ve got the right hookup. The Munhall Police Department recently took delivery of a starter … [...]

Slideshow: Gunman Kills 12 at U.S. Naval Base

Posted on September 16, 2013 by in POLICE

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Slideshow: Gunman kills 12 at Naval base

Posted on September 16, 2013 by in POLICE

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Calif. cop shot with pellet gun spared gunman’s life

Posted on September 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jeremy Hay The Press Democrat LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Clear and cool thinking under pressure by a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy saved the life of a man who repeatedly fired pellet guns at him … [...]

Boy arrested for virtual mass shooting at high school

Posted on September 16, 2013 by in POLICE

WAFB.com GRAY, La. — A 15-year-old boy in Terrebone Parish is facing criminal charges after authorities say he used a mobile app to go on a virtual mass shooting at his high school. Authorities arrested … [...]

Teen arrested for virtual mass shooting at school

Posted on September 16, 2013 by in POLICE

WAFB.com GRAY, La. — A 15-year-old boy in Terrebone Parish is facing criminal charges after authorities say he used a mobile app to go on a virtual mass shooting at his high school. Authorities arrested … [...]

Police: Homeless Boston man hands in cash-filled bag

Posted on September 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOSTON — Boston police say a homeless man who found a backpack containing tens of thousands of dollars in cash and traveler’s checks turned it over to authorities. The man, whose … [...]

NC cop charged with manslaughter to appear in court

Posted on September 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mitch Wiess Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina police officer accused of shooting and killing an unarmed man who had apparently been in an automobile wreck was scheduled to appear … [...]

10 wounded in Navy Yard shooting, gunman at large

Posted on September 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Eric Tucker and Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press WASHINGTON — At least one gunman opened fire inside a building at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning, and officials said several people … [...]

6 dead in Navy Yard shooting, 1 gunman killed, 2 at large

Posted on September 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Eric Tucker and Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press WASHINGTON — At least one gunman opened fire inside a building at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning, and officials said six people were … [...]

DC police chief: 12 dead in Navy Yard shootings

Posted on September 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Eric Tucker and Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press WASHINGTON — Police say at least 12 people have died in the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said during a … [...]

DC police chief: 12 dead in Navy Yard shootings, suspect ID’d

Posted on September 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Eric Tucker and Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement officials say the man accused in a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people … [...]

Wash. legislators can’t get a ticket

Posted on September 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Melissa Santos The News Tribune TACOMA, Wash. — It’s a joke shared privately among some state lawmakers in Olympia: Go ahead, drive as fast as you want on the way to the Capitol. You won’t … [...]

Police: Children found dead in hotel, mother arrested

Posted on September 15, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. — Police found two children dead in a Southern California hotel room Saturday after authorities say their mother crashed her car outside a supermarket and made remarks … [...]

NC police shoot, kill man, officer charged

Posted on September 15, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Florida A&M University says an unarmed man who was shot and killed by a police officer in North Carolina was a former football player at the school. Charlotte-Mecklenburg … [...]

2 bystanders wounded in Manhattan police shooting

Posted on September 15, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEW YORK — Authorities say a man who was dodging cars on a Manhattan street, leading to police gunfire that wounded two bystanders, faces multiple counts including menacing and resisting … [...]

Calif. police policy of killing animals at range under fire

Posted on September 14, 2013 by in POLICE

CBS Sacramento MERCED, Calif. — Animal lovers are questioning a policy where Merced Police officers take injured animals out to the police shooting range to kill them. The penal code has been on the … [...]

Mass. police to make calendar from bomber manhunt photos

Posted on September 14, 2013 by in POLICE

Fox News WATERTOWN, Mass. — A Massachusetts police association is asking for photos of the search for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to be included in a calendar dedicated to the … [...]

NY K-9 makes heroin bust first day on duty

Posted on September 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joe Mahoney The Daily Star WALTON VILLAGE, N.Y. — Ozzie, Delaware County’s new drug-detecting German shepherd, earned his keep on the first day on the job by leading lawmen to two packets of … [...]

Texas law gets tough on public, private drone use

Posted on September 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Will Weissert Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — A hobbyist using a remote-control airplane mounted with a digital camera just happened to capture images last year of a Dallas creek running red with … [...]

Calif. motorcycle cop seriously injured in collision with cruiser

Posted on September 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Katie Nelson The Oakland Tribune FREMONT — A Fremont police civilian employee suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries when her motorcycle collided with a Fremont police patrol car and … [...]

Calif. police employee seriously injured in collision with cruiser

Posted on September 14, 2013 by in POLICE

By Katie Nelson The Oakland Tribune FREMONT — A Fremont police civilian employee suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries when her motorcycle collided with a Fremont police patrol car and … [...]

Officers attacked by man with bat at Vegas jail

Posted on September 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ken Ritter Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Investigators were trying to determine why a man walked into a downtown Las Vegas jail with an aluminum baseball bat and began attacking corrections officers … [...]

Cop accused of lying about murder confession cleared

Posted on September 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Brian Skoloff Associated Press PHOENIX — A prosecutor says a former Phoenix police detective who testified that a woman confessed to him about her role in her son’s murder will not face criminal … [...]

Iowa cop shot, killed, suspect charged

Posted on September 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Barbara Rodriguez Associated Press ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa — The Rockwell City police department lost one of its four officers Friday in an early-morning shooting that occurred during a standoff. Officer … [...]

Colo. police defend standing down during pot giveaway

Posted on September 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jeremy P. Meyer The Denver Post DENVER, Colo. — A high-ranking Denver police official on Tuesday defended the department’s decision to stand down while scores of people lit up marijuana joints … [...]

Miami approved to hire 100 more officers

Posted on September 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Charles Rabin The Miami Herald MIAMI, Fla. — City leaders gave initial approval Thursday night to one of the least controversial budgets in Miami in the past few years, but still struggled late … [...]

Photos of the Week for September 13, 2013

Posted on September 13, 2013 by in POLICE

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ICE launches ‘Operation Predator’ app

Posted on September 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jesse Mendoza Valley Morning Star WASHINGTON — A new iPhone app, titled Operation Predator, launched by Immigration and Customs Enforcement allows users to access information about child predators … [...]

Okla. cop killed in crash responding to call

Posted on September 13, 2013 by in POLICE

The Oklahoman OKEMAH — The Okfuskee County sheriff’s staff is mourning the death of a deputy killed Wednesday night in a fatal wreck, Sheriff Jack Choate said Thursday. David Allford died in a … [...]

Okla. cop killed in crash responding to call

Posted on September 13, 2013 by in POLICE

The Oklahoman OKEMAH — The Okfuskee County sheriff’s staff is mourning the death of a deputy killed Wednesday night in a fatal wreck, Sheriff Jack Choate said Thursday. David Allford died in a … [...]

Calif. legislature OK’s driver’s licenses for immigrants

Posted on September 13, 2013 by in POLICE

Laura Olson and Tracie Cone Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California would become the latest state to grant immigrants who are in the country illegally the right to a driver’s license … [...]

4 found shot dead in car in Tenn. suspect in custody

Posted on September 13, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CRAB ORCHARD, Tenn. — The four people found shot to death in a car in the former mountain resort in Tennessee included one woman and three teenage boys. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation … [...]

Boy, 8, describes mother’s robbery in 911 call

Posted on September 13, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PONTIAC, Mich. — An 8-year-old boy who fled to a neighbor’s home during an attempted robbery at his family’s Detroit-area apartment told a 911 dispatcher that a gunman forced … [...]

London police foil cyber bank robbers

Posted on September 13, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LONDON — London police say they have arrested 12 men involved in an “audacious” attempt to take control of a bank’s computer in order to rob the institution. Police … [...]

Conn. police await word on federal grant following Sandy Hook shooting

Posted on September 13, 2013 by in POLICE

By Davis Dunavin Patch.com NEWTOWN, Conn. — In August, a $602,000 grant from the Department of Justice provided Newtown relief to the police department for many expenses from the Dec. 14 shooting … [...]

Feds seeking 27 years in child porn, ‘cannibal’ case

Posted on September 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By John Zaremba Boston Herald WORCESTER, Mass. — A Worcester man who built a basement dungeon and fantasized about torturing, raping, killing, cooking and eating kidnapped children there should serve … [...]

Police unions join fight against NYPD monitor

Posted on September 12, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEW YORK — New York City’s police unions are seeking to stop a federal monitor from overseeing the NYPD. The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association filed motions Thursday in Manhattan … [...]

‘Anonymous’ hacker gets 3 years for hacking police websites

Posted on September 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Paul Foy Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — A 22-year-old Ohio man linked to the hacker collective Anonymous was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison for breaking into police-agency … [...]

‘Anonymous’ hacker of police websites gets 3 years

Posted on September 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Paul Foy Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — A 22-year-old Ohio man linked to the hacker collective Anonymous was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison for breaking into police-agency … [...]

Undercover Seattle cops don 49ers gear to curb unruly behavior

Posted on September 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Eric Williams The News Tribune RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks announced that the organization has hired undercover cops to wear San Francisco 49ers gear and police Sunday’s big contest … [...]

Public Servants Defense Agency White Paper: Six Questions Every Police Officer Should Ask About Protecting Their Career

Posted on September 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Public Servants Defense Agency Why Do Police Need Personal Legal and Career Protection? According to the PSDA national survey of police officers: • 88% know a fellow officer who was subject to … [...]

Woman caught smuggling cocaine in ‘baby bump’

Posted on September 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Heather Saul ​The Independent Canada — Canadian authorities have arrested a woman for attempting to smuggle two kilograms of cocaine concealed under a fake pregnancy stomach. The Canadian national … [...]

Fla. cop suffers critical brain injuries in car crash

Posted on September 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tonya Alanez and Joe Cavaretta Sun Sentinel POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — A work commute turned nearly fatal Wednesday when a sheriff’s patrol car veered off Interstate 95 and struck a palm tree, leaving … [...]

Pa. bank robber shoots 2 cops, kills self

Posted on September 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By Molly Born Pittsburgh Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH — Authorities in two Central Pennsylvania counties are trying to determine what caused a man to rob a bank Monday afternoon, lead police on a chase … [...]

Police install 37 cameras on Las Vegas Strip

Posted on September 12, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Authorities announced Tuesday they have installed 37 high definition cameras along the Las Vegas Strip in an effort to catch criminals and deter crime. The Las Vegas Metropolitan … [...]

Sheriff: Flash floods kill 3 in Colo.

Posted on September 12, 2013 by in POLICE

By P. Solomon Banda and Steven K. Paulson Associated Press LYONS, Colo. — Flash flooding in Colorado has left three people dead, and widespread high waters are keeping search and rescue teams from … [...]

Ark. State Police won’t probe 107-year-old’s death

Posted on September 12, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas State Police says it won’t investigate the shooting death of a 107-year-old Arkansas man who was killed in a standoff with officers last weekend … [...]

Ex-TSA worker makes false threats on 9/11 anniversary

Posted on September 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Greg Risling The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles International Airport security screener has been charged with making threats hours after he quit his job that led to the closure of … [...]

Ark. schools can arm teachers, staff despite AG

Posted on September 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrew DeMillo Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A state board voted Wednesday to allow 13 school districts in Arkansas to continue using teachers, administrators and other staff as armed guards … [...]

Texas trooper cleared in fatal shooting from helicopter

Posted on September 11, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press EDINBURG, Texas — A grand jury on Tuesday declined to indict a Texas trooper who fired from a helicopter on a fleeing pickup truck along the U.S.-Mexico border, killing two Guatemalan … [...]

Police release video of Zimmerman’s arrest in domestic dispute

Posted on September 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Erin Donaghue CBS News LAKE MARY, Fla. — Lake Mary police on Tuesday released a dash camera video showing police approaching George Zimmerman after a reported domestic dispute with his estranged … [...]

WVa pastor resigns after lending bus to police for drug bust

Posted on September 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bruce Shreiner Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia pastor is being forced out of his church job for lending the church’s bus to law officers for a meth lab bust. Chris Wilkinson … [...]

Charges filed in fatal shooting of Mich. trooper

Posted on September 11, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LUDINGTON, Mich. — A 19-year-old man was charged with murder Wednesday in the shooting of a state trooper in northern Michigan, and his wife was also charged with helping him try … [...]

9/11 anniversary to be marked with solemn tributes

Posted on September 11, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jennifer Peltz Associated Press NEW YORK — Sept. 11 victims’ loved ones were gathering at ground zero early Wednesday to commemorate the attacks’ 12th anniversary with the reading of names … [...]

Protesters attack Portland police station

Posted on September 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Sara Roth KGW.com PORTLAND — A crowd of angry protesters confronted a group of police early Tuesday morning in downtown Portland, leading to multiple arrests, according to a witness who caught … [...]

$500M in ‘Google money’ helps fund RI police

Posted on September 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michelle R. Smith Associated Press PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Five Rhode Island law enforcement agencies are faced with an enviable problem: what to do with $230 million forfeited by Google Inc.? Investigators … [...]

Md. police shoot, kill man who fatally stabbed girlfriend

Posted on September 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Pamela Wood The Baltimore Sun ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Annapolis Police shot and killed a man who they said was stabbing a woman in front of her home shortly after midnight on Tuesday. William Brown, 31 … [...]

Texas cop shot in head ID’d, 9 hour standoff ends

Posted on September 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By David G. Palacio, Michelle Casady, and Drew Joseph San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A San Antonio police officer was in stable condition late Monday after being shot in the head by … [...]

$3.5M fleet of new vehicles purchased by Ohio police

Posted on September 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Taylor Dungjen The Blade TOLEDO, Ohio — Toledo police will soon be patrolling the city streets in new, safer vehicles. New to the department’s fleet are 28 Ford Interceptor sedans, 25 Ford … [...]

Miss. cop dies after heart attack, father also LODD

Posted on September 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff CARTHAGE, Miss. — A Mississippi officer died Thursday, several days after collapsing from a heart attack while interviewing a shoplifting suspect. Corporal Van Perry had collapsed … [...]

Man who stabbed cop and fled court caught

Posted on September 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ed White Associated Press DETROIT — A convict accused of fleeing a Detroit courthouse after stabbing an unarmed deputy and stealing his uniform faces a slew of additional charges that likely will … [...]

Police: Alaska cab driver pepper-sprayed passenger, fired gun

Posted on September 10, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Alaska cab driver has been charged with pepper-spraying a passenger and firing at least one shot into the ground during a dispute over an $11 fare. Anchorage … [...]

Mich. trooper shot, killed on traffic stop

Posted on September 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Associated Press Staff HART, Mich. — A Michigan state trooper fatally shot during a traffic stop was the victim of a “senseless incident,” Gov. Rick Snyder said Tuesday. Trooper Paul … [...]

Mich. trooper shot, killed during traffic stop

Posted on September 10, 2013 by in POLICE

By Associated Press Staff HART, Mich. — A Michigan state trooper fatally shot during a traffic stop was the victim of a “senseless incident,” Gov. Rick Snyder said Tuesday. Trooper Paul … [...]

Former Minn. chief part of effort in Middle East law enforcement

Posted on September 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By David Chanen Star Tribune Former Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan and his contingent didn’t notice the curious crowd gathering as they stood at a checkpoint in the West Bank city of Hebron a few … [...]

Zimmerman’s wife: He threatened me with gun

Posted on September 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kyle Hightower and Mike Schneider Associated Press LAKE MARY, Fla. — George Zimmerman’s wife says on a 911 call that her estranged husband punched her father in the nose, grabbed an iPad out … [...]

Suspect wounded after lunging at NY cops with 2 machetes

Posted on September 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ivan Pereira amNewYork, New York CROWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — Cops shot and wounded a machete-wielding man who confronted them in Crown Heights Saturday night, NYPD said. Rene Loney, 49, was arrested … [...]

Mich. bystander foils suicide-by-cop plot

Posted on September 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff DETROIT, Mich. — A man whose son lives with severe autism took him to the train station, a trip they often take to satisfy his son’s love of trains, when he foiled a potentially … [...]

Cop’s widow meets man who got husband’s heart

Posted on September 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jeff Pegues ​CBS News NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. — Mari DiNardo counts the days since her husband passed away. Marc DiNardo was a 37-year-old father of three. The Jersey City detective was gunned down … [...]

Texas cop shot in head, SWAT surrounds gunman’s hotel

Posted on September 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said in a statement that an officer responding to a call in a Super 8 hotel room was shot in the head during the exchange … [...]

Pa. police receive grant for youth safety

Posted on September 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Linda Finarelli montgomerynews.com MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. — The new grant, which runs September 2013 to July 2015, is for $22,005, with a township match of about $5,800 for a total of almost $28,000 … [...]

Video of fatal New Orleans raid leaves unanswered questions

Posted on September 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff NEW ORLEANS — Video was released of the 2012 New Orleans raid that ended in the fatal shooting of a man by an NOPD officer. One officer’s body camera shows Officer Josh Colclough … [...]

Ohio man who confessed in video charged in crash

Posted on September 9, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio driver who made an online video confessing to causing a fatal wrong-way crash after drinking heavily has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide … [...]

Man who confessed fatal DUI crash in viral video charged

Posted on September 9, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio driver who made an online video confessing to causing a fatal wrong-way crash after drinking heavily has been charged with aggravated vehicular homicide … [...]

Robbery suspect stabs deputy, flees Detroit court

Posted on September 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ed White Associated Press DETROIT — A man awaiting sentencing in an armed robbery was on the run Monday after stabbing a sheriff’s deputy several times in the neck, stealing his uniform then … [...]

Fighting the good fight with moral clarity

Posted on September 9, 2013 by in POLICE

A number of years ago in Anytown USA, officers began picking up their gear to hit the street after the third shift sergeant finished giving lineup. In closing, the sergeant cautioned his officers, “Be … [...]

Video shows alleged excessive use of force in lawsuit

Posted on September 9, 2013 by in POLICE

By Marty Roney The Montgomery Advertiser PRATTVILLE, Ala. — A police department video chronicles the arrest at the center of a South Korean man’s federal lawsuit alleging excessive use of force … [...]

Intruder shot by off-duty police officer in her home

Posted on September 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Liam Ford Chicago Tribune WRIGHTWOOD, Ill. — An off-duty police officer roused by sounds of someone in a downstairs bedroom shot an intruder who came at her after she confronted him in her Wrightwood … [...]

Calif. police K-9s compete for top dog

Posted on September 8, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jason Anderson The Record LODI — The Lodi Police Department hosted the 10th annual Art O’Keefe Memorial Police Canine Competition on Saturday at Tony Zupo Field in Lodi. Sixteen officers from … [...]

Chicago shootings leave 6 hurt, 2 critically

Posted on September 8, 2013 by in POLICE

Chicago Tribune Chicago — Shootings late Saturday and early Sunday left six people injured, two of them critically, authorities said. In the most recent shooting, about 4:45 a.m., a 34-year-old man … [...]

Ark. SWAT kill 107-year-old man in standoff

Posted on September 8, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Police in the southeast Arkansas city of Pine Bluff say a 107-year-old man is dead after SWAT officers shot back at him during a standoff at a home. Pine Bluff … [...]

NY sheriffs: We won’t enforce gun laws, magazine limits

Posted on September 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Mark Boshnack The Daily Star NEW YORK — Don’t expect any change in local enforcement of New York’s SAFE Act following recent comments by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. That was the response from two … [...]

Ohio kidnapper said police missed chance in 2004

Posted on September 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Regina Garcia Cano Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man who held three women for a decade in his Cleveland home said authorities missed an opportunity to catch him in 2004, because his picture … [...]

Ariz. woman released after decades on death row

Posted on September 7, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bob Christie and Brian Skoloff Associated Press PHOENIX — An Arizona woman is getting her first taste of freedom in more than two decades after an appeals court overturned her murder conviction … [...]

Police: 2 men arrested over break-in at UK palace

Posted on September 7, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LONDON — Police said Saturday that they arrested two men over a suspected break-in at Buckingham Palace, a rare — but not unheard-of — breach of royal security. London’s … [...]

Undercover cop delivers frames full of cocaine, busts smuggler

Posted on September 7, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Customs officers say they found a kilogram of methamphetamine hidden in two large picture frames of religious artwork. The frames were delivered to a Pittsburgh store … [...]

Ohio man posts video confession of fatal crash online

Posted on September 6, 2013 by in POLICE

Regina Garcia Cano Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — A driver has confessed in a video posted online that he’s to blame for a wrong-way car crash stemming from a night of heavy drinking that killed … [...]

‘Butt slasher’ sentenced to 7 years, time served

Posted on September 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By Metta Pettus WUSA9.com FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Friday, the man police dubbed “The Butt Slasher” was sentenced to seven years in prison. Earlier this summer Johnny Pimentel pleaded guilty … [...]

Son of fallen officer throws out first pitch at Orioles game

Posted on September 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jessica Anderson The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — The son of slain Baltimore County police officer Jason Schneider threw out the first pitch at Thursday’s Orioles game against the Chicago White … [...]

Photos of the week for September 6, 2013

Posted on September 6, 2013 by in POLICE

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Cops go undercover as construction workers, cite 52 drivers

Posted on September 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lindsay Eaton MyFox8 GREENSBORO, N.C. — Cops or construction workers? Officers went undercover as part of the Aggressive Driving Campaign on Wendover Avenue on Thursday afternoon. Greensboro police … [...]

Detroit chief strives to improve communications unit

Posted on September 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By Eric D. Lawrence Detroit Free Press Mother’s Day will never be the same for Tracey Hightower. That was the day her daughter was fatally stabbed at an apartment in Detroit. The months since police … [...]

Paralyzed Portland cop back to work

Posted on September 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By Maxine Bernstein The Oregonian PORTLAND — Officer Paul Meyer drove back to work this week, arriving at the Portland Police Bureau’s Central Precinct about 10 a.m. Tuesday, a remarkable feat … [...]

Police arrest driver in speed lap around Manhattan

Posted on September 6, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEW YORK — New York City police have arrested the driver who they say posted an Internet video of himself speeding around Manhattan in just over 24 minutes. Police have charged 30-year-old … [...]

Calif. officer awarded valor medal in deadly confrontation

Posted on September 6, 2013 by in POLICE

By Vivian Ho San Francisco Chronicle SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police awarded a silver medal of valor to an officer Wednesday night for her role in shooting and killing a mentally ill man who … [...]

Excerpt: Principles of training and developing an ASR training plan

Posted on September 5, 2013 by in POLICE

US Army doctrine has established 10 principles of training that is found in FM 7-0 Training the Force. With some modification we have adopted them for law enforcement use. These principles provide guidance … [...]

Former cop and body camera creator earns praise

Posted on September 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Matt Markovich KOMO News SEATTLE — Steve Ward doesn’t care about reasons why the cameras are worn, just that police wear them. Six years ago, Ward created VieVu, a company that produces a rugged … [...]

Oakland police leader’s new focus: Hire more cops

Posted on September 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Matthew Artz Oakland Tribune OAKLAND — The city’s court-appointed police leader responsible for satisfying long overdue reforms has expanded his mission to include bolstering the ranks of Oakland’s … [...]

9 dead in NJ city crime wave, boosting patrol

Posted on September 5, 2013 by in POLICE

Katie Zezima Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — Mayor Cory Booker, with six weeks left in his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat, is grappling with a surge in violence that has left nine people dead in … [...]

400-pound man injures Fla. officer at drug house

Posted on September 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Amy Pavuk Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO — A roughly 400-pound man was taken into custody Wednesday after he allegedly pushed an undercover deputy into something sharp and cut his arm while officials … [...]

400-pound man injures Fla. officer at drug house

Posted on September 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Amy Pavuk Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO — A roughly 400-pound man was taken into custody Wednesday after he allegedly pushed an undercover deputy into something sharp and cut his arm while officials … [...]

Calif. cops honored for saving fellow officer

Posted on September 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Melissa Pinion-Whitt San Bernardino County Sun COLTON, Calif. — Tom Dennie stood by his wife and smiled as four officers bearing medals approached and hugged him in City Council chambers Tuesday … [...]

Ind. police supplement overtime funds with $40,000 grant

Posted on September 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrew Walker thestarpress.com MUNCIE, Ind. — United States Attorney Joseph Hogsett on Tuesday handed Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler a $39,943 check to help supplement law enforcement efforts in Muncie … [...]

Family booted from theme park over dad’s police t-shirt

Posted on September 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Amy Pavuk Orlando Sentinel ORLANDO — A South Florida family was recently denied entry into Universal Orlando because one member was wearing a shirt that said “police,” and he is not a … [...]

Woman: Suspect in officer shooting had machete, knives

Posted on September 5, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press DRAPER, Utah — A day before a Utah police officer was killed, a man suspected of the shooting was looking for money, showing off weapons and behaving strangely, the sister of another … [...]

Police: 3 shot in apparent murder-suicide in Md.

Posted on September 5, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SALISBURY, Md. — Authorities say a 21-year-old man shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend and fatally shot another man at a house near Salisbury University on Maryland’s Eastern Shore … [...]

NY judge: Justice expert to lead stop-frisk review

Posted on September 5, 2013 by in POLICE

By Larry Neumeister Associated Press NEW YORK — The head of a nonprofit center for justice policy research was appointed Wednesday to organize public meetings and take other steps to ensure the city’s … [...]

2 Ariz. officers wounded in shooting

Posted on September 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff PHOENIX — Two Phoenix officers were wounded Tuesday night while pursuing suspects wanted in connection with a shooting. Phoenix police Sgt. Trent Crump said the officers, who haven’t … [...]

Calif. police defend video of violent arrest

Posted on September 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joseph Serna Los Angeles Times LONG BEACH, Calif. — Long Beach police are defending the actions of officers shown on a video in a violent encounter with a suspect. Sgt. Aaron Eaton told KTLA-TV … [...]

Drunk driver faces 5 felonies in crash that injured officer

Posted on September 4, 2013 by in POLICE

The Green Bay Press Gazette GREEN BAY, Wis. – Ryan Rivard of Green Bay, who had a revoked driver’s license, was drunk and driving around 100 mph when his car smashed into Officer Tracy Liska’s … [...]

Fla. cop fired for speeding fights for job

Posted on September 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff MIAMI — A Miami police officer is fighting for his job back after he was fired for routinely speeding off-duty in his cruiser. Fausto Lopez said at an arbitration hearing Tuesday … [...]

Tenn. police mentor youth through grant

Posted on September 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Becky Campbell Johnson City Press JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — Youth in two Johnson City Housing Development complexes are getting up-close encounters with city police officers — in a positive way … [...]

1 dead, 3 injured in Texas high school stabbing

Posted on September 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A 17-year-old student was fatally stabbed and three other students were injured Wednesday morning at Spring High School. According to Sheriff Adrian Garcia … [...]

Fort Hood shooter forcibly shaved in prison

Posted on September 4, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — The Army psychiatrist sentenced to death for the Fort Hood shooting rampage has been forcibly shaved, an Army spokesman said Tuesday. Maj. Nidal Hasan began … [...]

Police: Woman attacks ex’s sleeping son with dumbbell

Posted on September 4, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LANDOVER, Md. — Police in Maryland say a woman broke into her ex-boyfriend’s home and tried to bludgeon his sleeping 8-year-old son to death. Prince George’s County police … [...]

NY judge severly beaten with toilet lid after arraignment

Posted on September 4, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press WATERLOO, N.Y. — Authorities say a judge in an upstate New York village has been choked and hit on the head with a toilet tank lid as he locked up court after an arraignment. Police … [...]

NYC mayor sues state over new police rules

Posted on September 4, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jennifer Peltz Associated Press NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked a court on Tuesday to block a law that would make it easier for people to sue over stop-and-frisk or other police techniques … [...]

Cleveland kidnapper Castro commits suicide

Posted on September 4, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio corrections officials say Ariel Castro, who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade, has committed suicide at a state prison facility. Spokeswoman … [...]

Bike cop tired of being ‘doored’ looks to policy change

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Eric Andrew-Gee TORONTO, Canada — When Jeff Taylor was hit by a car door while riding his bike in June, his fall was cushioned by a bulletproof vest. Unlike the force he has served on for more … [...]

Bike cop tired of being ‘doored’ looks to policy change

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Eric Andrew-Gee TORONTO, Canada — When Jeff Taylor was hit by a car door while riding his bike in June, his fall was cushioned by a bulletproof vest. Unlike the force he has served on for more … [...]

Bike cop tired of being ‘doored’ looks to policy change

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Eric Andrew-Gee TORONTO, Canada — When Jeff Taylor was hit by a car door while riding his bike in June, his fall was cushioned by a bulletproof vest. Unlike the force he has served on for more … [...]

Ark. police receive grant for ECDs, body armor

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lee Hogan thecabin.net CONWAY, Ark. — The Conway Police Department and the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office will receive the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, which the two … [...]

Ark. police receive grant for ECDs, body armor

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lee Hogan thecabin.net CONWAY, Ark. — The Conway Police Department and the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office will receive the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant, which the two … [...]

Police: Marijuana grower killed by own booby trap

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Steve Barnes Times Union BERNE, N.Y. — A 50-year-old town man died Saturday after he apparently became the victim of booby traps he had set to protect marijuana plants on his property, Albany County … [...]

Police: Marijuana grower killed by own booby trap

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Steve Barnes Times Union BERNE, N.Y. — A 50-year-old town man died Saturday after he apparently became the victim of booby traps he had set to protect marijuana plants on his property, Albany County … [...]

Fla. man steals squad right from department lot

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Christina Veiga Miami Herald MIAMI — A man stole a North Miami Beach police patrol car right out of the department’s parking lot because he “just wanted to drive around for a little … [...]

Fla. man steals squad right from department lot

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Christina Veiga Miami Herald MIAMI — A man stole a North Miami Beach police patrol car right out of the department’s parking lot because he “just wanted to drive around for a little … [...]

Photo: Funniest arrest report ever?

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff A Toronto cop’s arrest report about an unruly baseball fan has surfaced, and it’s been dubbed ‘perhaps the best arrest report ever written.’ The officer who wrote … [...]

Photo: Funniest arrest report ever?

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff A Toronto cop’s arrest report about an unruly baseball fan has surfaced, and it’s been dubbed ‘perhaps the best arrest report ever written.’ The officer who wrote … [...]

Photo: Funniest police report ever?

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff A Toronto cop’s arrest report about an unruly baseball fan has surfaced, and it’s been dubbed ‘perhaps the best arrest report ever written.’ The officer who wrote … [...]

SWAT officer shot when child pulls trigger in holster

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

CBS Sacramento LODI, Calif. — A Lodi Police SWAT officer had a Glock 35 with a flashlight in his thigh holster at a children’s reading event when a boy managed to pull the trigger and shoot … [...]

Escaped inmate apologizes: ‘It could have been my family’

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

Susan Montoya Bryan Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It was summer and there was no air conditioning in their cramped car. The escaped Arizona convicts had already driven more than 1,000 miles … [...]

Federal investigators focus on Ill. suburb’s police force

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Gregory Pratt and Joseph Ryan Chicago Tribune MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. — A top south suburban police officer has come under federal scrutiny, with a grand jury seeking information about misconduct allegations … [...]

Launch nears for police social media site BlueLine

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Terry Collins Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The final stages are near completion for the launch of a law enforcement social media network designed exclusively for the men and women in blue … [...]

Hospital employee makes hateful comments following officer’s death

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff BALTIMORE, Md. — A University of Maryland Medical Center employee is being investigated after making disparaging comments on her Facebook page about the death of Officer First Class … [...]

Drug agents’ access to phone records revealed

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Gene Johnson and Eileen Sullivan Associated Press SEATTLE — For at least six years, federal drug and other agents have had near-immediate access to billions of phone call records dating back decades … [...]

Ohio man who threatened police holds ‘idiot’ sign

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CLEVELAND — A man who threatened officers in Cleveland is making a court-ordered public apology by standing near a police station with a sign describing himself as an idiot. A judge … [...]

Prostitutes added to human trafficking victim list

Posted on September 3, 2013 by in POLICE

By Martha Irvine AP National Writer CICERO, Ill. — Cops in the Chicago area call it a “track,” a stretch of street known for its steady sex trade. Women in tight, scant clothing stand in … [...]

UK soldiers suspected of beating NY cop

Posted on September 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Alexander Smith NBC News NEW YORK — An off-duty New York police officer was allegedly assaulted and robbed outside a Manhattan bar by six soldiers from a Scottish regiment who were in town on a … [...]

Bicycle cops making impact in Minn. city

Posted on September 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Eric Roper Star Tribune MINNEAPOLIS — The thumping music, bright lights and crowded streets of downtown Minneapolis are reaching fever pitch at 2 a.m. on a recent Saturday when a squad of bicycle-riding … [...]

‘Save The Gun’ law bars NC cops from destroying guns

Posted on September 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Matt Pearce Los Angeles Times This week, a North Carolina law goes into effect that blocks police from destroying confiscated or unclaimed firearms. In the polarized post-Sandy Hook political era — … [...]

Former cop’s homeless son praised for helping officer under attack

Posted on September 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Vic Lee ABC 7 SAN FRANCISCO — Officers at a San Francisco police station Friday thanked a homeless man who came to the aid of a colleague who was attacked when she tried to make an arrest. After … [...]

Ill. police shoot lunging, knife-wielding man

Posted on September 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By Carlos Sadovi Chicago Tribune SKOKIE, Ill. — A 53-year-old man was shot by a Skokie police officer on Saturday after the man lunged at the officer with a knife, police said. The incident began … [...]

Utah cop ambushed, killed, 2 wounded

Posted on September 2, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff DRAPER, Utah — A man and woman crashed their vehicle Sunday morning, and then the driver shot the officer who came to investigate the car, before shooting his passenger and himself … [...]

Off-duty Chicago cop fatally shoots burglar

Posted on September 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Peter Nickeas Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Chicago police shot and killed a man in the Old Town Triangle neighborhood before midnight Saturday night, according to police and a union spokesman. The … [...]

Chicago cop bitten by K-9 during robbery investigation

Posted on September 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Carlos Sadovi Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer was injured this morning after she was bitten by a dog during an armed robbery investigation that nabbed several people in the North … [...]

College football player knocks out ND cop

Posted on September 1, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press MINOT, N.D. — Police arrested four Minot State University football players on misdemeanor drug charges and charged a fifth with attempted murder, saying a recent transfer to the school … [...]

St. Louis takes control of PD from the state

Posted on September 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Blythe Bernhard St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — St. Louis has regained control of its police department from the state after Mayor Francis Slay signed an executive order Saturday he said was … [...]

Pa. lawsuit: Renters fear eviction over 911 calls

Posted on September 1, 2013 by in POLICE

By Maryclaire Dale Associated Press PHILADELPHIA–Last summer, Lakisha Briggs’ ex-boyfriend, who was living with her, allegedly smashed an ashtray across her face, then stabbed her in the neck with … [...]

‘Operation Blue Wave’ combats gangs in Minn.

Posted on August 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Richard Chin Pioneer Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — St. Paul police call it Operation Blue Wave. It means more cops on squad cars, motorcycles, bikes and horses in St. Paul’s East Side, and fewer … [...]

Mo. officer rescues girl, 3, from burning home

Posted on August 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kristin Hoppa St. Joseph News-Press ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Heavy smoke and fire did not deter a veteran police officer from rescuing a 3-year-old girl from a house fire Friday afternoon. Officer Jeff … [...]

Beloved Fla. police captain loses fight against cancer

Posted on August 31, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jerriann Sullivan Orlando Sentinel ST. CLOUD, Fla. — St. Cloud Capt. Boyd Graham, a military veteran and longtime law-enforcement officer, lost his battle against liver cancer Friday morning. Graham … [...]

Student charged in NC school shooting, 1 wounded

Posted on August 31, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — An 18-year-old has been charged with shooting and wounding a fellow student at a North Carolina high school. Police say Christopher Lamont Richardson Jr. was … [...]

Spokesman: Shots fired at NC high school

Posted on August 30, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A school spokesman says there has been a shooting at a Winston-Salem high school and that a suspect is in custody. Winston-Salem-Forsyth County Schools spokesman … [...]

Miss. sheriff indicted on 31 charges

Posted on August 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By Holbrook Mohr Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi sheriff has been indicted on 31 counts, including charges accusing him of pushing a murder case even though a detective thought the … [...]

Woman offered undercover cop stamps to pay for murder

Posted on August 30, 2013 by in POLICE

The Associated Press NEW YORK — New York City police say they’ve arrested a woman after she offered an undercover officer a $60,000 stamp collection to kill her husband. Police say Elena Adams … [...]

NYPD K-9 tracks down subway fare beater

Posted on August 30, 2013 by in POLICE

The Associated Press NEW YORK — A New York City police dog is being credited with helping collar a subway turnstile jumper who threw an officer to the ground. The officer chased the fare beater as … [...]

Off-duty police officer attacked while jogging

Posted on August 30, 2013 by in POLICE

Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — An off-duty police officer jogging on a path near Sauganash Park and the LaBagh Woods on the Northwest Side was attacked by a man who tried to rip her clothes off. The officer … [...]

Terror suspect charged with plotting FBI agent’s murder

Posted on August 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jason Meisner Chicago Tribune HILLSIDE, Mich. — A west suburban teenager accused of plotting to set off a bomb outside a downtown bar is facing new charges he solicited the murder of an undercover … [...]

Pa. chief Kessler back from suspension, awaiting fate

Posted on August 30, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press GILBERTON, Pa. — A northeastern Pennsylvania police chief suspended for posting videos in which he fired borough-owned automatic weapons while shouting obscenities could soon learn … [...]

Feds won’t sue to stop marijuana use in 2 states

Posted on August 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By Pete Yost and Gene Johnson Associated Press WASHINGTON — Despite 75 years of federal marijuana prohibition, the Justice Department said Thursday that states can let people use the drug, license … [...]

Photos of the Week for August 30, 2013

Posted on August 30, 2013 by in POLICE

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Police: Sister killed as 8-year-old boy drove car

Posted on August 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By Paul Davenport and Bob Christie Associated Press PHOENIX — An 8-year-old boy who took the family car and crashed it into a power pole probably won’t face criminal charges in the death of his … [...]

Cops: NY robber fell 21 floors down garbage chute

Posted on August 30, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Authorities say a 26-year-old man is in critical condition after falling 21 floors in the garbage chute of an apartment building in upstate New York after robbing … [...]

Top 5 police videos of August

Posted on August 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff In August, we saw everything from dancing DUI suspects to heroic rescues to bizarre suspect pursuits. Below are the top 5 videos for August. Tell us which videos make your top picks in … [...]

Cameras cited in 23% crime drop in Fla. city

Posted on August 30, 2013 by in POLICE

By Richard Danielson Tampa Bay Times Staff Writer TAMPA, Fla. — Crime in downtown Tampa has dropped 23 percent since last year, and while police don’t give all the credit to the surveillance cameras … [...]

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Posted on August 30, 2013 by in POLICE

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Man shoots marijuna-wrapped arrow at jail window

Posted on August 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Caleb Hutton The Bellingham Herald BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A Bellingham man wrapped a baggie of marijuana around an arrow and fired it at the second-floor recreation area of Whatcom County Jail on … [...]

DC no-chase policy lets illegal ATV riders run wild

Posted on August 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Darcy Spencer ​NBC Washington WASHINGTON, D.C. — Riders of ATVs and motorbikes are openly breaking the law on D.C. streets, but there’s not much police can do about it. Dirt bikes, four-wheelers … [...]

Calif. man stabs self, chokes and bites police K-9

Posted on August 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lisa Fernandez and George Kiriyama NBC Bay Area SAN JOSE, Calif. — Santa Clara County Sheriff’s spokesman Kurtis Stenderup said they took Frank Garcia, 34, into custody on charges of resisting … [...]

New technology revives cold cases for Fla. police

Posted on August 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Elizabeth Johnson The Herald Tribune SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — New technology is breathing life into Sarasota County cold cases. Unsolved crimes will have answers. Criminals who thought they got … [...]

Obama adds 2 new policies to curb gun violence

Posted on August 29, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press WASHINGTON — Striving to take action where Congress would not, the Obama administration announced new steps Thursday on gun control, curbing the import of military surplus weapons … [...]

Cleveland police banned from shooting at/from moving vehicles

Posted on August 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Corey Shaffer Northeast Ohio Media Group CLEVELAND, Ohio — A new order essentially bars Cleveland police from shooting at or from a moving vehicle, city officials announced Wednesday in what is … [...]

Veteran NY trooper dies of heart attack

Posted on August 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff BATAVIA, N.Y. — A veteran New York State Trooper died last week of a heart attack while attending a Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance conference. Trooper William P. Keane, 56 … [...]

Vegas police rescue children after 22-hour standoff with mom

Posted on August 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ken Ritter Associated Press LAS VEGAS — A Las Vegas mother of three who was wounded by police after holding her young sons hostage at home during a 22-hour standoff will face multiple felony charges … [...]

Police agencies in Conn. to share $2.5 million for Sandy Hook incident

Posted on August 29, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrew Gorosko The Newtown Bee NEWTOWN, Conn. — The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday, August 28, that the Town of Newtown will receive more than $600,000 of an overall $2.5 million … [...]

DHS developing facial-scanning technology for police

Posted on August 28, 2013 by in POLICE

Fox News The Department of Homeland Security is testing surveillance technology that could someday allow law enforcement to scan crowds with video cameras and ID people by their faces — in another advancement … [...]

Plainclothed SF cops fight misconduct allegations with body cameras

Posted on August 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jaxon Van Derbeken San Francisco Chronicle SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police supervisors will soon wear video cameras on their chests in a pilot project aimed at reassuring the public in the … [...]

Plainclothes SF cops fight misconduct allegations with body cameras

Posted on August 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jaxon Van Derbeken San Francisco Chronicle SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police supervisors will soon wear video cameras on their chests in a pilot project aimed at reassuring the public in the … [...]

Executive Q&A: L-3 Mobile Vision’s PatrolScout®, with Chief Mike Burridge (ret.) – VP of Sales and Marketing

Posted on August 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Greg Bogosian PoliceOne Contributor The following is paid content sponsored by L-3 Mobile Vision I recently had the chance to sit down with Chief Mike Burridge (ret.) from L-3 Mobile Vision to talk about … [...]

See what they see, when they see it, with L-3 Mobile Vision’s PatrolScout®

Posted on August 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Greg Bogosian PoliceOne Contributor The following is paid content sponsored by L-3 Mobile Vision Since the advent of in-car video systems, one central problem has always been present: while it’s … [...]

Tech inside the gear: L-3 Mobile Vision’s PatrolScout®

Posted on August 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Greg Bogosian PoliceOne Contributor > The following is paid content sponsored by L-3 Mobile Vision For years, many agencies have been utilizing the Flashback2 and Flashback3 in-car video systems from … [...]

Fort Hood gunman sentenced to death

Posted on August 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michael Graczyk and Nomaan Merchant Associated Press FORT HOOD, Texas — A military court on Wednesday sentenced Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, giving the U.S … [...]

Audio: Teen calls 911 to report ‘massive freaking’ spider

Posted on August 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Paul Craig ​WFSB.com FOREST GROVE, Ore. — A teenage girl in Forest Grove called 911 not for an emergency, but instead for a spider. Police said it happened during the night of Aug. 16. “I’m … [...]

Fla. family sues police over fatal ECD incident

Posted on August 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By David Ovalle The Miami Herald MIAMI — Miami Beach police used excessive force in shooting teenage street artist Israel Hernandez-Llach with a Taser stun gun, and failed to give him proper medical … [...]

Suspect killed, officer injured during Fla. shootout

Posted on August 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Erika Pesantes Sun Sentinel OAKLAND PARK — A Fort Lauderdale murder suspect was killed during a shootout with police and a deputy was hurt when law enforcement agencies were trying to apprehend … [...]

Baltimore officer fatally shot serving warrant

Posted on August 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jessica Anderson and Kevin Rector The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — A Baltimore County police tactical officer was fatally shot while serving a search warrant at a Catonsville home on Wednesday morning … [...]

Fleeing robbery suspect trips on own saggy pants

Posted on August 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Daniel Prendergast The New York Post BROOKLYN — A Brooklyn cellphone crook’s poor wardrobe choices led to his arrest when his saggy jeans tripped him up during his getaway attempt and allowed … [...]

Calif. governor proposes $315M prison fix

Posted on August 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Don Thompson Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday responded to a federal court order to significantly reduce California’s prison population by proposing a $315 … [...]

Documents show NY police designated mosques as terrorism groups

Posted on August 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo Associated Press NEW YORK — The New York Police Department has secretly labeled entire mosques as terrorist organizations, a designation that allows police to use informants … [...]

N.C. police replace interview room equipment thanks to grant

Posted on August 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Sharon Myers The Dispatch LEXINGTON, N.C. — The Lexington City Council accepted a $7,903 Interview Room Equipment Grant from the Governor’s Crime Commission during its meeting on Monday on … [...]

Guns and the mentally ill: A cloudy enforcement issue

Posted on August 28, 2013 by in POLICE

By Katie Wedell and Sharahn D. Boykin Dayton Daily News MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO — Montgomery County sheriff’s Sgt. M.D. Hutchison holds a .50-caliber sniper rifle confiscated from a man later … [...]

Police K-9 ‘wedding’ sparks outrage

Posted on August 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By The Star via The Associated Press COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan police apologized Tuesday for holding a group wedding for dogs trained to detect explosives and drugs after the country’s culture … [...]

8 biggest ‘bad guy’ fails caught on camera

Posted on August 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff A recent video of a robber being ejected by a mysterious force came across our radar recently and got us thinking, “This looks awfully familiar…” so, we started digging … [...]

2 off-duty Calif. cops fire guns toward each other

Posted on August 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Robert Faturechi Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said “alcohol is suspected” to have been a factor when two off-duty deputies … [...]

Grant writer honored for role in mental health crisis training

Posted on August 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Gregory Connolly wydaily.com WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — During a police officer’s day-to-day interaction with the public, chances are he or she will run into a person with mental illness — … [...]

Pa. child porn victim sues viewers for $150k each

Posted on August 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Maryclaire Dale Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — A child pornography victim from Pennsylvania is using a law that carries her name to seek at least $150,000 each from her father and 13 other jailed … [...]

Homeless man robs bank of $1 for health care in jail

Posted on August 27, 2013 by in POLICE

KATU.com PORTLAND, Ore. — A man allegedly robbed a bank for $1 and then waited there for deputies to arrest him, Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies said. Deputies said he did so as a way to go … [...]

Elderly woman fatally struck by Minn. cruiser

Posted on August 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andy Greder Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. ST. PAUL, Minn. — The St. Paul police officer whose squad car backed into a 101-year-old pedestrian has two prior sideswipe vehicle accidents that were … [...]

Mercy considered for condemned Ohio cop killer

Posted on August 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Parole Board is ready to announce its decision on whether a condemned Ohio killer who shot two people including a police officer should be spared. Death … [...]

NYPD taunted following stop-and-frisk ruling

Posted on August 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Larry Celona , Natasha Velez and Jamie Schram The New York Post NEW YORK — Thugs with guns think they’re the ones calling the shots on the streets in the wake of the anti-NYPD stop-and-frisk … [...]

Wis. cop severely beaten fighting for gun

Posted on August 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ashley Luthern Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee police officer has been released from the hospital, a Froedtert Hospital employee said Tuesday morning, after he was treated for … [...]

Self-proclaimed cop killers threaten CO, get arrested

Posted on August 27, 2013 by in POLICE

By Hilda Munoz The Hartford Courant SPRINGFIELD, Conn. — Police arrested four people who threatened and attempted to rob a Corrections Officer from Hartford at a gas station early Monday, police said … [...]

Police find man in freezer, search for 3 missing kids

Posted on August 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Prosecutors say a Minnesota woman beat her boyfriend to death, taped his body up in plastic and hid it in a freezer because he was trying to break up with her. Jetaun … [...]

NY man steals bucket truck, knocks out power for thousands

Posted on August 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press ELMONT, N.Y. — Officials say a New York City transit worker stole a bucket truck and extended its boom as he drove, pulling down a dozen utility poles and knocking out power to thousands … [...]

Ontario police to use stun guns in wake of teen shooting

Posted on August 27, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press TORONTO — A provincial official says all front-line police officers in Ontario will be allowed to carry stun guns following the fatal shooting of a Toronto teenager last month. Community … [...]

Wash. state receives $5 million for criminal justice

Posted on August 26, 2013 by in POLICE

courierherald.com Wash. — The U.S. Justice Department today awarded nearly $5 million dollars in grants to improve criminal justice in Washington State, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. The … [...]

Chicago cop assaulted with baseball bat, in serious condition

Posted on August 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Peter Nickeas Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer was hit in the head with a baseball bat while trying to break up a fight in the West Englewood neighborhood, according to authorities … [...]

NY police rescue woman from would-be murderer

Posted on August 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Sheila Anne Feeney amNewYork BRONX — A Bronx man — who’s in critical condition after being shot by a cop — is facing multiple charges after repeatedly stabbing a woman and trying … [...]

Police: Fla. man threatened to kill wife over cat litter

Posted on August 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Julie Murphy The Daytona Beach News-Journal PALM COAST, Fla. — A Palm Coast man is accused of threatening to kill his wife after the couple argued about whose responsibility it is to change the … [...]

Colo. town considers allowing ‘drone hunting’

Posted on August 26, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press DEER TRAIL, Colo. — This tiny plains town an hour east of Denver doesn’t have much to offer visitors — a gas station, a bar and a small-time rodeo one weekend a year. But … [...]

Police: Handcuffed arrestee flees in squad car

Posted on August 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Rosemary Regina Sobol Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A 42-year-old handcuffed man is accused of getting behind the wheel of a Chicago police squad car and driving away with it on the West Side Friday … [...]

Pot farms in forests a growing problem

Posted on August 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bob Frye The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review CHEQUAMEGON-NICOLET, Wis. — Visits to Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin come with a warning these days. It’s not ticks that forest officials … [...]

Crime rise feared as NYPD faces loss of 3,000 to retirement

Posted on August 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Philip Messing The New York Post NEW YORK — Nearly 3,000 veteran cops who flooded the Police Academy 20 years ago as part of the NYPD’s seminal Safe City, Safe Streets program are eligible … [...]

Detroit police struggle to protect bankrupt city

Posted on August 26, 2013 by in POLICE

By Gina Damron Detroit Free Press DETROIT — Wind whipped through downed windows and the speedometer reached 90 m.p.h. as the police cruiser sped down the interstate. Weaving through traffic, Detroit … [...]

Police shoot, kill man who shot mom, fled on tractor

Posted on August 26, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — A 29-year-old man killed his mother, set her house on fire and then shot randomly at passers-by in a Southern California neighborhood before officers, who had … [...]

Second suspect arrested in death of WWII veteran

Posted on August 26, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — Police arrested a second teenage suspect Friday in the fatal beating of an 88-year-old World War II veteran outside an Eagles Lodge in North Spokane. The victim … [...]

Police History: Was U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves the real Lone Ranger?

Posted on August 26, 2013 by in POLICE

Some say U.S. Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves was the inspiration for “The Lone Ranger.” If he was, you might say he lived a life more dangerous and interesting than the legend that rose from it … [...]

Book Excerpt: Cop without a Badge

Posted on August 26, 2013 by in POLICE

Maher wracked his brain. What could he give Doherty? Maher realized he better come up with something because he was a two-time loser and, considering the fact that he had been charged with burglary and … [...]

12 people sue Wash. police over jail video recordings

Posted on August 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Adam Lynn The News Tribune PUYALLUP, Wash. — Eleven women and one man have sued the city of Puyallup, claiming it inappropriately video-recorded them undressing or using the toilet at the city … [...]

50 years after NJ police slayings, gruesome killer free

Posted on August 25, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kim Lueddeke NorthJersey.com LODI, N.J. — Fifty years ago Monday, two Lodi police officers responding to a routine noise complaint were brazenly slain execution style in a seamy roadhouse bar on … [...]

3 dead, 2 wounded in Fla. truck company shootings

Posted on August 25, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LAKE BUTLER, Fla. — Investigators in a small Florida town worked Sunday to determine what led a longtime trucking company employee to go on a shooting spree that left the man, his … [...]

Fla. officer delivers baby at elementary school

Posted on August 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michael Vasquez The Miami Herald MIRAMAR, Fla. — Miramar Police Officer Natasha Richardson has had suspects who need to be tasered, and at numerous points in her 11-year police career she’s … [...]

Ind. police use new technology to improve video quality

Posted on August 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jeff Wiehe ​The Journal Gazette FORT WAYNE, Ind. — It’s a thumb drive with a few accompanying cables and plug-ins that can all be zipped up snugly into a black satchel that fits into a hand … [...]

La. Police: Boy fatally shot 90-year-old relative

Posted on August 24, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SLAUGHTER, La. — Authorities in Louisiana said Friday that an 8-year-old boy intentionally shot and killed a 90-year-old woman who was his caregiver after watching a video game with … [...]

More armed resources officers at schools this year

Posted on August 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Christine Armario Associated Press MIAMI — In the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Pembroke Pines, students returning to school this year are being greeted not only by their teachers and principal. They’re … [...]

Analysis: Backlash for NYPD as Bloomberg era ends

Posted on August 24, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jennifer Peltz and Colleen Long Associated Press NEW YORK — They took responsibility for keeping New York City safe in the aftermath of Sept. 11. And for years, their approach was seen as nearly … [...]

Fort Hood gunman found guilty on 13 counts of murder

Posted on August 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Will Weissert and Paul J. Weber Associated Press FORT HOOD, Texas — Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday for the deadly 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a shocking assault against American … [...]

Couple who plotted to kill cops face Vegas judge

Posted on August 23, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LAS VEGAS — A couple accused of plotting to abduct, torture and kill police in a plot to draw attention to an anti-authority “sovereign citizens” movement has told a Las … [...]

Cop cleared after pointing TASER at off-duty firefighter

Posted on August 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff EVANSVILLE, Ind. — A police officer who stopped an off-duty firefighter on his bicycle and threated him with a TASER did not violate any regulations, according to an internal investigation … [...]

Man on drugs punches teen, kicks dog, beats worker with shovel

Posted on August 23, 2013 by in POLICE

The Associated Press MERIDIAN, Idaho — Police in a Boise suburb arrested a man Thursday after they say he went on a 90-minute rampage through a downtown neighborhood, punching a teen, kicking a dog … [...]

Photos of the Week for August 23, 2013

Posted on August 23, 2013 by in POLICE

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Chicago police use ‘heat list’ to prevent violence

Posted on August 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jeremy Gorner Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Robert McDaniel was puzzled when the Chicago police commander dropped by his West Side home unannounced last month. The visit was cordial, but Barbara West’s … [...]

Texas K-9 dies after accidentally left in hot squad

Posted on August 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Robert Stanton The Houston Chronicle HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – K-9 officers at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are mourning the loss of one of their own – a canine that died last week after … [...]

Lawmakers OK NYPD watchdog, overriding vetoes

Posted on August 23, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jennifer Peltz Associated Press NEW YORK — New York police have been given two layers of oversight in two weeks that are intended to balance the force’s culture of aggressive crime prevention … [...]

Police: No charges after gun goes off in school

Posted on August 23, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police say no charges will be filed against a kindergartener after a gun discharged inside the child’s backpack in a school cafeteria. Police spokeswoman … [...]

Random Wash. attack leaves WWII veteran dead

Posted on August 23, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — Police in Spokane, Wash., say they have arrested one of two teens suspected of fatally beating an 88-year-old veteran of World War II who had survived the Battle … [...]

Ex-Patriot Hernandez indicted on murder charge

Posted on August 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Erika Niedowski Associated Press ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was indicted Thursday on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of a friend whose bullet-riddled … [...]

NYPD sued for death of store owner during robbery

Posted on August 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bethan McKernan NEW YORK — The family of a store employee shot and killed by police as he fled an armed robbery filed a $25 million lawsuit Thursday against the New York Police Department. Twenty-year-old … [...]

Plot to torture, kill cops foiled by Vegas police

Posted on August 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Ken Ritter Associated Press LAS VEGAS — A four-month undercover operation foiled a plot by two people to abduct, torture and kill at least one police officer to gain attention for their “Sovereign … [...]

Demand for police SUVs trumps sedans nationwide

Posted on August 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Karl Henkel The Detroit News Sport utility vehicles are quickly replacing cars as the vehicle of choice for police forces across the nation. Demand for specially equipped SUVs is growing faster than … [...]

No reported injuries after 5-year-old fires gun at school

Posted on August 22, 2013 by in POLICE

The Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A gun discharged inside a 5-year-old kindergartener’s backpack at a Tennessee elementary school cafeteria on Thursday, though no one was hurt, officials said … [...]

Mass. police replace stolen iPad for autistic boy

Posted on August 22, 2013 by in POLICE

WDHD.com STOUGHTON, Mass. — It was brand new and still in the box when it was delivered to Ryan Cardoso. Stoughton Police delivered a brand new iPad the Cardoso’s three and a half year old son … [...]

Pa. police get funding for station renovations

Posted on August 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Susan Bettinger timesleader.com HARVEYS LAKE, Pa. — The borough has received approval from Harrisburg for the $78,000 state Local Share Account grant that will be used to make updates and repairs … [...]

Former cop: Shooting is never a ‘win’ situation

Posted on August 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bryna Zumer The Aegis, Baltimore Sun BEL AIR, Md. — Ed Andrews was a police officer in Washington, D.C., and was making a traffic stop one time when the person in the car, “a big, huge man,” … [...]

Vote set on NYPD oversight

Posted on August 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jennifer Peltz Associated Press NEW YORK — After a federal judge rapped one of the New York Police Department’s core tactics as racially discriminatory and appointed a monitor to oversee changes … [...]

Parents of teen shot by DEA agents awarded $3M

Posted on August 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Daisy Nguyen Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A federal judge awarded $3 million Wednesday to the parents of a Southern California teen who was fatally shot by Drug Enforcement Administration agents … [...]

Nerf gunfight brings police to Ohio school

Posted on August 22, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press ELYRIA, Ohio — Police say confusion over a phone message about a toy gun fight prompted a false report of a shooting at a Cleveland-area school on the first day of class. Emergency … [...]

School employee helped avert tragedy in Ga. standoff

Posted on August 22, 2013 by in POLICE

By Kate Brumback and Phillip Lucas Associated Press DECATUR, Ga. — The 911 tapes from a frightening standoff and shooting at an Atlanta-area school show how a school employee’s calm demeanor and … [...]

Man charged in Ga. elementary school shooting

Posted on August 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bill Barrow and Kate Brumack Associated Press DECATUR, Ga. — A man with an assault rifle and other weapons exchanged gunfire with officers Tuesday at an Atlanta-area elementary school before surrendering … [...]

Las Vegas feels fallout from police shootings

Posted on August 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By John M. Glionna Los Angeles Times LAS VEGAS — In 2010, police were involved in four times the number of shootings per capita in Las Vegas as in New York, and twice as many as in Los Angeles — … [...]

$100,000 grant brings new ticketing system to Mich. police

Posted on August 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Anthony Sabella wilx.com JACKSON COUNTY, Mich. — With only three available cars, Columbia Township Police officers can be spread pretty thinly during patrols. Taking one car out for several hours … [...]

Ariz. police questioned after man dies in custody

Posted on August 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff PHOENIX — Police arrived at an apartment complex to help a man off a roof who later died in custody, prompting an investigation into the officers’ tactics. Video taken by … [...]

NJ active shooter drill an exemplary training model

Posted on August 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Cynthis Cummings The Alternative Press WEST ORANGE, N.J. — What can you say about a spectacularly well-organized Mock Shooter Drill that encompassed local, state, and federal agencies; Montclair … [...]

Carjacker due in Vegas court in fatal CHP officer crash

Posted on August 21, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LAS VEGAS — A man was due Wednesday for an initial appearance in a Las Vegas court on felony charges alleging he stole and crashed a pickup, killing an off-duty California Highway … [...]

No defense from suspect in Fort Hood shooting trial

Posted on August 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Michael Graczyk and Paul J. Weber Associated Press FORT HOOD, Texas — The soldier on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood rested his case Wednesday without calling any witnesses on … [...]

2nd trial set for Detroit cop in raid that killed girl

Posted on August 21, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press DETROIT — A judge has set a December date for the second trial of a Detroit police officer who admits he accidentally shot and killed a 7-year-old girl during a raid. Joseph Weekley … [...]

Court: Widow of off-duty officer entitled to benefits

Posted on August 21, 2013 by in POLICE

By Barry Massey Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. — A New Mexico court has ruled that the widow of an off-duty tribal police officer who died more than a decade ago while rescuing a boy is entitled … [...]

Pa. man arrested after child’s whispered 911 call

Posted on August 20, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press COOPERSBURG, Pa. — A child’s whispered 911 call seeking help at an eastern Pennsylvania home has led to the arrest of a man accused of threatening to kill a woman with a butcher … [...]

Sheriff Joe: Armed militias beware or be shot

Posted on August 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Brian Skoloff Associated Press PHOENIX — Tough-talking Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is warning civilians who embark on armed patrols in remote desert terrain that they could end up “seeing 30 … [...]

Simulator trains Md. police for scenarios with mentally ill

Posted on August 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tricia Bishop The Baltimore Sun TOWNSON, Md. — The voices are constant. They fight each other for space in your brain, and while you try to process what they’re saying — “You’re … [...]

Shots fired at Ga. school, suspect in custody

Posted on August 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bill Barrow Associated Press DECATUR, Ga. — A suspect was in custody after reports of gunfire at an Atlanta-area elementary school Tuesday, the school chief said, with television footage showing … [...]

Grant allows Tenn. police to screen rape kits

Posted on August 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jeff Beimfohr localmemphis.com MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Dating back years—even decades—there are thousands of unscreened sexual assault kits in Memphis and Shelby County. Many of those kits … [...]

LeBron James’ video of police escort prompts investigation

Posted on August 20, 2013 by in POLICE

The Miami Herald MIAMI — En-route to Friday’s Justin Timberlake and Jay Z concert, Miami Heat superstar LeBron James was given a police escort to navigate the bumper-to-bumper traffic into Sun … [...]

Ex-Ill. police chief pleads guilty to federal charges

Posted on August 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joseph Ryan Chicago Tribune COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. — A former south suburban police chief pleaded guilty today to coercing a witness in a federal fraud probe of the ex-cop’s state grant … [...]

Arrest made in 1999 Iowa cold case murder

Posted on August 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Lee Hermiston The Gazette CEDAR RAPIDS — Monday was a bittersweet day for Kristin Twilla. On one hand, Twilla, 29, of West Liberty, learned that an arrest was made in the 1999 murder of her mother … [...]

Escaped inmate who shot trooper killed by retired CO

Posted on August 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff BEDFORD, Iowa — A couple was held hostage for four hours in their rural Iowa home before one of them fatally shot the man — a wanted inmate who allegedly shot a trooper days … [...]

Calif. prison reforms costing LAPD $18 M

Posted on August 20, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A new report says the transfer of state prisoners to county jails has forced the Los Angeles Police Department to pull dozens of officers from regular patrol duties … [...]

FBI trains police nationwide on mass killing response

Posted on August 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Eric Tucker Associated Press SALISBURY, Md. — Two men stand anxiously at the classroom entrance and another lies seriously wounded beside a wall outside. “Don’t come down here, I’m … [...]

2nd man dies after Vegas carjack that killed trooper

Posted on August 20, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Hospital officials say the second man who tried to stop a pickup truck theft in Las Vegas over the weekend has died of his injuries. A spokeswoman at University Medical … [...]

Friends tried to reason with ‘suicide by cop’ man

Posted on August 20, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jorge Milian The Palm Beach Post BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Friends tried helping Timothy Dillon on Saturday afternoon as the 43-year-old drank alcohol and threatened to hurt himself with a gun. But … [...]

Spotlight: Black Mamba Protection specializes in Mobile Digital Video Solutions for LE

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in POLICE

Company Name: Black Mamba Protection Headquarters: Austin, Texas Signature Product: Law Enforcement: The Patriot Website: www.blackmambaprotection.com/ Named after the deadly African Black Mamba snake … [...]

Google Glass app brings innovation to police work

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff At this year’s Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) tradeshow, Mutualink, Inc. plans to unveil their real-time multimedia interoperability for public safety … [...]

App brings Google Glass to police work

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff At this year’s Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) tradeshow, Mutualink, Inc. plans to unveil their real-time multimedia interoperability for public safety … [...]

Ceremonies honor Philly officers’ sacrifices

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrew Maykuth and Jonathan Lai The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — Saturday was a day of reflection on the sacrifices made by Philadelphia police officers. Several hundred friends and family … [...]

Facebook ‘Likes’ leads to surf riot suspect’s arrest

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jeremiah Dobruck Los Angeles Times HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Police arrested three more people this week suspected of participating in the July 28 disturbance that broke out in downtown Huntington … [...]

Police receive trauma kits

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joce DeWitt statesmanjournal.com SALEM, Ore. — In light of an incident in which Salem Police responded to a shooting in Benton County in August 2012, the Salem Police Department provided new trauma … [...]

Ore. police receive trauma kits

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Joce DeWitt statesmanjournal.com SALEM, Ore. — In light of an incident in which Salem Police responded to a shooting in Benton County in August 2012, the Salem Police Department provided new trauma … [...]

Woman uses daughter as human shield from police

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in POLICE

Newson6.com TULSA — A woman used her 8-year-old daughter as a human shield when police tried to arrest her, according to police. According to a police report, 26-year-old Elizabeth Cox was drunk at … [...]

Judge, Ill. officer tackle fleeing defendant

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Steve Schmadeke Chicago Tribune COOK COUNTY, Ill. — A Cook County judge and a sheriff’s deputy tackled a defendant who tried to run out of a courtroom Friday at the Leighton Criminal Court … [...]

Off-duty officer killed in Vegas carjacking

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Authorities say a man killed in a Las Vegas Strip hotel valet carjacking was a 33-year-old California Highway Patrol officer from Visalia. The Clark County coroner says … [...]

Iowa cop shot, escaped inmate sought

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By PoliceOne Staff NEW MARKET, Iowa — Officials are searching for an inmate who escaped a minimum security prison Friday morning and is suspected of shooting an officer. Deputy Dan Wyckoff was responding … [...]

Police sting catches gun smugglers on NYC on buses

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tom Hays Associated Press NEW YORK — A pair of gunrunners smuggled firearms into New York City by hiding them in luggage they carried on discount buses offering cheap fares and lesser odds of getting … [...]

NYC officer stable after shooting self

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press NEW YORK — A New York City police officer who accidentally shot himself in the leg while holstering his weapon is in stable condition. The police department said the officer was responding … [...]

Trayvon Martin’s mother speaks out against stop-frisk

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in POLICE

The Associated Press NEW YORK — The mother of Trayvon Martin spoke out Sunday against the stop-and-frisk police practice in New York City, saying neither police nor civilians have the right to stop … [...]

2 charged with posing as cops, robbing tourists in Fla.

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press MIAMI — Two Miami men are behind bars after authorities say they posed as police officers and robbed two Swedish tourists. Alejandro Filguieras and William Carles were arrested and … [...]

Toronto cop charged in shooting death of teen on streetcar

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Charmaine Noronha Associated Press TORONTO — Ontario’s police watchdog on Monday charged a Toronto police officer with murder in the shooting death of a young man wielding a knife in an empty … [...]

Police militarization and the need for officer safety

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in POLICE

Governor Mike Huckabee recently complained about the “militarization of law enforcement” on his Fox News program Knowing the governor commuted the 75-year sentence of Maurice Clemmons made it … [...]

2 new watchdogs for NYPD possible; mayor questions need

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jennifer Pelz The Associated Press NEW YORK — After years of burnishing a reputation as one of the nation’s most potent police forces, the New York Police Department appears poised to become … [...]

NYPD faces prospect of 2 new watchdogs

Posted on August 19, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jennifer Pelz The Associated Press NEW YORK — After years of burnishing a reputation as one of the nation’s most potent police forces, the New York Police Department appears poised to become … [...]

Minn. cops face lawsuits alleging misconduct

Posted on August 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Randy Furst Minneapolis Star Tribune MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis Police Department is defending itself against 61 lawsuits alleging that officers used excessive force that led to injuries, 53 … [...]

23 dead in area of conflict for Mexican drug cartels

Posted on August 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Gustavo Ruiz Associated Press MORELIA, Mexico — At least 23 bodies were found in two neighboring states in western Mexico where drug cartels, vigilantes and security forces have been fighting for … [...]

Maine cops closing in on serial burglary suspects

Posted on August 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Nick Sambides Jr. Bangor Daily News LINCOLN, Maine — Police are awaiting forensic test results that they hope will help them crack a burglary ring of three to 10 suspects who have allegedly targeted … [...]

Md. cop charged after off-duty treaffic accident

Posted on August 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Tina Reed Maryland Gazette ANNAPOLIS —An off-duty Howard County police officer has been charged with reckless and negligent driving in a June car accident that injured four in Pasadena, records … [...]

Details emerge on NM OIS incident

Posted on August 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Bill Rodgers Albuquerque Journal SANTA FE — A State Police search warrant affidavit provides new details of last week’s police shooting in which Santa Fe city officers wounded the driver of … [...]

Vacancies outnumber new jobs in Tenn. Department’s budget

Posted on August 18, 2013 by in POLICE

By Beth Burger Chattanooga Times Free Press CHATTANOOGA — In the past, the Chattanooga Police Department has had as many as 120 detectives to investigate crimes ranging from theft to homicide, but … [...]

Police ride pay tribute to fallen MIT officer

Posted on August 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A procession of police officers on motorcycles has paid tribute to fallen Massachusetts Institute of Technology Officer Sean Collier by putting a single red rose … [...]

Police ride pays tribute to fallen MIT officer

Posted on August 18, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A procession of police officers on motorcycles has paid tribute to fallen Massachusetts Institute of Technology Officer Sean Collier by putting a single red rose … [...]

Ind. team leads fight against child porn

Posted on August 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Charles Wilson Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — In a cluttered office cubicle in a nondescript building on Indianapolis’ derelict east side, a man with rolled-up shirt sleeves scans email attachments … [...]

St. Louis officer’s quick thinking saves cop in fiery wreck

Posted on August 17, 2013 by in POLICE

St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS, MO — Officer Sandy Lentz was parked in her city police pickup truck, on a detail to inspect commercial vehicles traveling on and off Interstate 70 near North 10th … [...]

Wash. officer rescues baby in need of medical care

Posted on August 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Jeremy Pawloski The Olympian YELM, Wash. — A pregnant Yelm woman tested positive for methamphetamine, so she tried to hide the fact that she gave birth to her daughter in a bathtub at her home … [...]

Sheriff Joe opposes appointment of monitor

Posted on August 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Brian Skoloff Associated Press PHOENIX — Outspoken Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is opposing the appointment of an independent monitor and other moves to address a judge’s finding that his agency … [...]

Indiana team leads fight against child pornography

Posted on August 17, 2013 by in POLICE

By Charles Wilson Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — In a cluttered office cubicle in a nondescript building on Indianapolis’ derelict east side, a man with rolled-up shirt sleeves scans email attachments … [...]

Stolen wedding dress crisis averted thanks to 911 operator

Posted on August 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Daily Mail TACOMA, Wash. — There were emotional scenes when a 911 operator and a bride she donated her wedding dress to after hers was stolen met for the first time yesterday. Newlywed Amanda, from … [...]

Denver man shot after firing at propane tank

Posted on August 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press DENVER — A man suspected of killing a woman and wounding another is in the hospital after being shot by Denver police after he fired at a propane tank he was carrying. The suspect … [...]

Manure-filled hot tub leads to man’s arrest

Posted on August 16, 2013 by in POLICE

CBC News QUEBEC — A man from Quebec’s Lanaudière region is facing charges after he allegedly filled his estranged wife’s hot tub with manure after being served with divorce papers … [...]

Pa. cop praised for carrying wounded dog to safety

Posted on August 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Andrea Gillhoolley Lebanon Daily News, Pa. LODONDERRY, Pa. — A patrolman who wants to start a K-9 unit in South Londonderry Township proved just how qualified he is to handle dogs during an unusual … [...]

Prowling ‘ninja’ claims he was helping police

Posted on August 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Everybody agrees that a 19-year-old Pennsylvania man dressed up as a ninja and lurked near homes, but they disagree whether that’s a good idea — or legal … [...]

Texas inmate heard threatening to kill cop on phone

Posted on August 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal LUBBOCK COUNTY, Texas — A Lubbock County Detention Center inmate faces a retaliation charge after telling his wife in a monitored telephone call he was going to kill a city … [...]

Ga. sheriff, chief deputy injured in crash

Posted on August 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Marcus K. Garner The Atlanta Journal-Constitution COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren and his chief deputy were injured in a wreck on southbound I-75, the Georgia State Patrol said … [...]

Philadelphia sheriff’s office raided by FBI

Posted on August 16, 2013 by in POLICE

By Solomon Leach Philadelphia Daily News PHILADELPHIA — FBI agents seized computers and other documentation during a raid of the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office yesterday morning. FBI spokeswoman … [...]

Mass. cop who released bomber photos back to work

Posted on August 16, 2013 by in POLICE

Associated Press BOSTON — The Massachusetts state trooper who leaked arrest photos of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is going back on patrol. Sgt. Sean Murphy, who had been stationed … [...]