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Tenn. Chief Uses Polygraphs To Weed Out Racists

March 8, 2013
The Coopertown (Tenn.) Police chief has begun using polygraph testing on recruits to keep racists off a force he was hired to rebuild after numerous police scandals.

Former Philly Cop Indicted for Loansharking

March 8, 2013
A former Philadelphia Police officer has been charged with extortion for allegedly operating a loan-sharking business that took advantage of at least one fellow officer, reports the FBI.

Former Texas Cop Punched Handcuffed Subject

March 8, 2013
A former Laredo (Texas) Police officer pleaded guilty today to violating the civil rights of an arrestee, when he struck a suspect he had handcuffed in the back of a patrol car.

Conn. Lawmakers Create Sandy Hook Responder Fund

March 7, 2013
A unified legislature on Wednesday established a special fund to help Newtown responders who suffered psychological issues related to the killing of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

SRO Program Suspended After Accidental Discharge at High School

March 7, 2013
A New York school district suspended its resource officer (SRO) program Tuesday, after an officer's gun accidentally discharged in a high school hallway.

LAPD Chief To Reduce Sworn Personnel

March 7, 2013
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said he expects severe cuts to sworn personnel, following the failure of a half-cent sales tax measure to fund public safety.
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N.C. Cop's Good Deed Praised on Social Media

March 6, 2013
A Winston-Salem (N.C.) Police officer's kind act helping a woman stranded in the rain received hundreds of "likes" after it was posted to Facebook and Twitter.

Newtown Considers Retired Officers for School Security

March 6, 2013
Newtown (Conn.) Police Chief Michael Kehoe has proposed hiring retired officers as "school security officers" to help beef up security at district schools.

L.A. Voters Reject Sales-Tax Funding for More Cops

March 6, 2013
A proposed half-cent sales tax billed by supporters as critical for funding public safety and other Los Angeles city services appeared to be heading for a narrow defeat.

Texas Cop Fired for Deadly 41-Round Fusillade

March 4, 2013
Officer Patrick Tuter shot and killed Michael Vincent Allen after a 30-minute high-speed pursuit that began in Garland and ended in a Mesquite cul-de-sac. Officer Tuter, who reloaded twice after opening fire, told investigators he believed Allen was armed.
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