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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.
<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;https://twitter.com/EdMackvsu/status/306391096232132609&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Ed McNeal</a>/Twitter.</p>

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.

Texas Bill Would Streamline Police Hiring of Soldiers

March 4, 2013
The Texas Legislature is now debating a bill named in honor of fallen Navy SEAL Chris Kyle that would streamline hiring of former military personnel at law enforcement agencies.
<p>Screenshot via Dallas Morning News.</p>

Dallas Lt. Suspended for Violent Rap Song

March 4, 2013
Lt. Regina Smith has been on administrative leave since November, after she appeared in a video as rapper "Lucille Baller." Smith owned music production company Big Rush In and appeared on that website in uniform.
<p>Photo courtesy of Operation 10-24.</p>

Fla. Students Design License Plate Honoring Fallen Officers

March 1, 2013
The plate would include two thin blue lines, several stars, two badges, and the words "A man remembered never dies."

Calif. Cop Wounded by Dorner Leaves Hospital

February 28, 2013
Riverside (Calif.) Police Officer Andrew Tachias underwent several surgeries for wounds that were so severe he couldn't move his arms.

Lee Baca Named Sheriff of the Year

February 27, 2013
Lee Baca has been awarded Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriffs' Assn. His spokesman said the honor was appropriate given Baca is "the most progressive sheriff in the nation" and "a guy that works seven days a week."
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