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Calif. governor blocks parole for ex-Mexican Mafia chief

February 21, 2015

By Don Thompson Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown blocked parole for a former leader of the notorious Mexican Mafia prison gang who has turned on his former comrades and now aids … […]

Questionable reform: New Orleans PD axes education requirement

February 20, 2015

By Leischen Stelter, American Military University In Public Safety The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) no longer has a higher education requirement for recruits. The change, effective Feb. 9, was sought … […]

Ga. SWAT team gets over $700K in funding

February 20, 2015

By Hilary Bitschek Marietta Daily Journal MARIETTA, Ga. — The Cobb County Police Department won a federal grant for 15 Chevrolet Tahoes, worth nearly $740,000, to be used by its bomb squad and SWAT … […]

Md. police liaison fired for Facebook post about COs

February 20, 2015

By Brian Witte Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A Maryland state employee’s smart-alecky comment on Facebook about being “groped” by corrections officers has gotten him fired. Stephen … […]

Will California’s replica gun law work?

February 20, 2015

By Sarah Parvini, Patrick McGreevy and Emily Alpert-Reyes Los Angeles Times The last thing Jordan Baylon wants is a fake pink gun. Baylon, 22, spends much of his free time dressed in camouflage fighting … […]

Fla. man with HIV bites deputy during arrest

February 20, 2015

By Kate Jacobson Sun Sentinel PALM BEACH, Fla. — A man who said he has HIV bit a deputy during an arrest — taking out a chunk of his skin — outside of a Wellington bar, according to the … […]

Fla. man who claims he has HIV bites deputy during arrest

February 20, 2015

By Kate Jacobson Sun Sentinel PALM BEACH, Fla. — A man who said he has HIV bit a deputy during an arrest — taking out a chunk of his skin — outside of a Wellington bar, according to the … […]

Video from police, public examined in fatal Wash. OIS

February 20, 2015

By Nicholas K. Geranios Associated Press KENNEWICK, Wash. — Investigators asked the public Thursday to provide more social media images and eyewitness accounts of a fatal police shooting that has … […]

Fla. K-9 fired after biting cop, doughnut shop worker

February 20, 2015

Associated Press COCONUT CREEK, Fla. — A Florida police dog is being kicked off the force after biting a doughnut shop worker and an officer in separate incidents. Officials say 4-year-old Renzo had … […]

Man arrested in Vegas killing was gunman, police seeking 2nd suspect

February 20, 2015

By Ken Ritter Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Police took an important step toward solving the mystery surrounding the road-rage killing of a Las Vegas mother outside her home, arresting a teenage neighbor … […]

Report: Man in Santa Barbara rampage searched how to kill silently

February 20, 2015

By Tami Abdollah Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A young man went online to find ways to kill silently with a knife just before stabbing his first three victims — one of them 94 times — … […]

FBI agent accidentally shot at Calif. training facility

February 20, 2015

Associated Press SAN DIEGO — An FBI agent was accidentally shot in the leg Thursday when his gun unintentionally discharged during firearms training at a San Diego facility for law enforcement. The … […]

OPTI-LUX 365 is a compact, lightweight flashlight for CSI

February 19, 2015

By PoliceOne Staff Spectronics Corporation’s OPTI-LUX 365 UV-A LED inspection flashlight is a compact, lightweight flashlight aimed at reducing user fatigue during crime scene investigations. Producing … […]

Police arrest suspect in Vegas road-rage case after standoff

February 19, 2015

By Ken Ritter Associated Press LAS VEGAS — A suspect was arrested Thursday in the killing of a Las Vegas mother of four who was gunned down a week ago in a road-rage shootout after giving her daughter … […]

Ben Roethlisberger Foundation grants $55K to K-9 programs

February 19, 2015

By Rick Wills The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review PITTSBURGH — The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund awarded six grants to Pittsburgh-area police K-9 programs totaling $55,000. Departments … […]

Fla. cops save autistic boy’s birthday after no one shows up

February 19, 2015

By PoliceOne Staff ST. CLOUD, Fla. — Police and firefighters in Florida reached out to a boy and his mother after a post on social media caught the attention of the local community. According to WKMG … […]

Drunken passenger assaults police, airline staff at LAX

February 19, 2015

Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Authorities allege a drunken Delta Air Lines passenger assaulted airline staff and police at Los Angeles International Airport before she was arrested. City News Service … […]

Seattle cop’s court testimony recalls ambush that killed partner

February 19, 2015

By Christine Clarridge The Seattle Times SEATTLE — The audio recording brought it all back with grim poignancy. Officer Britt Kelly is heard sobbing and saying, “Oh my God,” while trying … […]

Justice Department may sue Ferguson PD

February 19, 2015

By PoliceOne Staff FERGUSON, Mo. — The Department of Justice may file a lawsuit against the Ferguson Police Department if it does not agree to make changes to its tactics. CNN reports the preparation … […]

Chicago cop accidentally shoots himself at courthouse

February 19, 2015

By Deanese Williams-Harris and Lauren Zumbach Chicago Tribune COOK COUNTY, Ill. — A Chicago police officer accidentally shot himself at the Bridgeview courthouse Wednesday morning. Authorities said … […]