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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."
<p>Photo via Savage Range.</p>

Savage Range Introduces Fun Targets

February 27, 2013
The flopper targets, which are built using a 3/8-inch AR500 steel plate, pop up a second target when the first is hit. When you knock down the second target, the first pops up again.

Mass. SWAT Cop Shot In Training Exercise

February 27, 2013
A Chicopee (Mass.) Police officer was shot and seriously injured during a special weapons and tactics training exercise Monday afternoon just outside Westover Air Reserve Base.

Six Fired LAPD Cops Seek Reviews

February 27, 2013
Since the Los Angeles Police Department started investigating allegations by a former officer who left a trail of violence to avenge his firing, at least a half-dozen former officers have requested a reopening of their termination cases.
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