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Ohio PD says no to crimes reported on Facebook

September 17, 2014

Associated Press KETTERING, Ohio — An Ohio police department wants residents to stop reporting crimes on its Facebook page. Kettering police spokesman Ron Roberts tells the Dayton Daily News that … [...]

NJ officer dies of heart attack

September 16, 2014

By PoliceOne Staff NEWARK, N.J. — A veteran Newark officer died on-duty Tuesday after suffering a heart attack. NJ.com reports 47-year-old Reinaldo Arocha Jr., a 23-year veteran police officer, was … [...]

Ga. man gets 20 years for gun battle at school

September 16, 2014

By Ray Henry Associated Press DECATUR, Ga. — A gunman who was persuaded by a bookkeeper to surrender during a 2013 gun battle with police at a school near Atlanta pleaded guilty to multiple charges … [...]

Ohio woman wants playing cards to help solve homicides

September 16, 2014

Associated Press CINCINNATI — A crime victim advocate’s use of decks of cards intended to help solve cold-case homicides is getting a boost from some Cincinnati officials. City officials have … [...]

FBI investigates Mo. cop’s ECD use after teen hospitalized

September 16, 2014

Associated Press INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized … [...]

FBI investigates Mo. cop’s ECD use after teen hospitalized

September 16, 2014

Associated Press INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The FBI is investigating after a police officer in suburban Kansas City, Missouri, used a stun gun to subdue a 17-year-old during a traffic stop, leaving him hospitalized … [...]

Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

September 16, 2014

By Dave Collins Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and ’90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and … [...]

White House backs use of body cameras by police

September 16, 2014

By Josh Lederman Associated Press WASHINGTON — Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution for bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White … [...]

Prosecutor: Utah man killed by police had real sword, despite reports

September 16, 2014

By Brady McCombs Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — A young black man who was fatally shot last week by Utah police lunged at the officers with a real sword that had a 2.5-foot steel blade, prosecutors … [...]

Man fights Ind. cops, firefighters during escort to home

September 16, 2014

By PoliceOne Staff RICHMOND, Ind. — A man faces charges of battery and resisting law enforcement after an incident Sunday night. Pal-Item.com reported that Joseph E. Pentecost, 20, was arrested after … [...]

Officials: Wash. cop pursues suspect who shot him

September 16, 2014

Associated Press DUVALL, Wash. — Authorities say an officer in Washington state who had been shot in the leg by a suspect got back into his patrol car and pursued the fleeing man. The King County … [...]

Profile of gunman who ambushed Pa. troopers released

September 16, 2014

By Michael Rubinkam Associated Press BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. — The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police. He regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp. He made … [...]

Ariz. police given 6 life-saving AEDs for patrol cars

September 15, 2014

By Carmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star MARANA, Ariz. — The Marana Police Department will be presented Friday with six automated external defibrillators to be used by patrol officers. The Steven M. Gootter … [...]

Trending topics: When non-compliance is met with a TASER

September 15, 2014

By PoliceOne Staff For this week’s ‘Trending Topics,’ we look at 5 more videos capturing police using one of the most vital tools on their duty belt – a TASER. From a standoff in … [...]

10 police motorcycle tips for on and off-duty safety

September 15, 2014

By PoliceOne Staff Lately we’ve had a surplus of news stories about officers involved in motorcycle accidents – both off-duty and on. While fun, motorcycles do not offer the same amount of safety … [...]

Teen accused as accessory in deadly Calif. bank heist

September 15, 2014

Associated Press STOCKTON, Calif. — A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of moving what had been an intended getaway car two days after a deadly Northern California bank robbery, police said … [...]

Calif. school district defends acquisition of MRAP

September 15, 2014

By PoliceOne Staff SAN DIEGO — Officials in San Diego are defending their acquisition of a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle in response to media coverage of the purchase. KPBS reports the San … [...]

Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task

September 15, 2014

By Allen G. Breed and Sharon Cohen Associated Press MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. — When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn’t take Bill Carson … [...]

LAPD: ‘Django Unchained’ actress detained for ‘basic police work’

September 15, 2014

By Amina Khan Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles police official defended the actions of officers who detained “Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts as “basic police work” … [...]

Details emerge in recapturing of Ohio school shooter, others

September 15, 2014

By Alan Johnson The Columbus Dispatch LIMA, Ohio — T.J. Lane and the two other inmates who escaped last night have been transferred to the Ohio State Penitentiary at Youngstown, the state’s “supermax” … [...]