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Law Enforcement Agencies Relaxing Hiring Standards

November 15, 2016
Police departments are relaxing age-old standards for accepting recruits, from lowering educational requirements to forgiving some prior drug use, to try to attract more people to their ranks.
<p>Officer Brandon Smith with Aidan Munro. (Photo: Seguin PD)</p>

Texas Officer Gives His Own Game Console to Little Boy Who Had His Stolen

November 15, 2016
After investigating the burglary and seeing Aidan’s obvious disappointment, Officer Smith went back to his own home, retrieved his own PS3 game system, controllers and games, and then went and purchased Aidan's favorite game (Minecraft).
<p>Officer Rafael Burgos (Photo: Facebook)</p>

NJ Officer Hailed as Hero for Rescuing Animals from Burning Pet Store

November 15, 2016
Though humans are capable of sustaining a large amount of smoke inhalation, the lungs of pet animals are much more sensitive to irritation. If Burgos had not acted as quickly as he did, many of the pets could have perished from the smoke or flames.

Entire Session of Los Angeles Police Commission Focuses on Racial Profiling

November 15, 2016
On Tuesday, the city’s civilian police commission took the unorthodox step of devoting its entire weekly meeting to the topic of biased policing, as department brass spoke to commissioners and a packed crowd of residents inside City Hall about a 143-page report, which looks at how the LAPD and other agencies investigate allegations of biased policing.

Chief Beck: LAPD Will Not Aid Trump Deportation Efforts

November 15, 2016
The Los Angeles Police Department says it will not change its immigration policies, despite pledges by President-elect Donald Trump to toughen the nation’s immigration laws and deport millions of "criminal" undocumented immigrants.

Video: WA Pursuit Ends with Suspect Run Over by His Vehicle

November 15, 2016
Toward the end of the pursuit, the suspect's front left wheel fell off of his vehicle. He eventually began to brake, jumping out and running around the front of the car. The car continued to roll after he leaped out.
<p>Master Dep. Robert Bittner and Master Dep. Levi Reiter were injured in the attack. (Photo: Charleston County SO)</p>

Bystanders Come to Aid of Injured SC Deputies Under Attack

November 15, 2016
With the help of 6-10 bystanders, the man was brought down and taken into custody. Others captured the fight on video and turned that video over to authorities.

Video: Civilian Shoots, Kills Man Attacking Deputy on FL Interstate

November 14, 2016
A civilian shot and killed a person who was sitting on top of and fighting with a Lee County (FL) Sheriff’s Office deputy on Interstate 75 Monday morning.
<p>A Cedar Rapid, IA, officer was taunted and haranged by a woman who live-streamed their encounter in a local cafe. (Photo: Screen shot from live-stream video)</p>

Woman Live-Streams Herself Taunting Iowa Officers Days After Fatal Des Moines Ambushes

November 14, 2016
A woman live-streamed herself harassing police officers at a Cedar Rapids, IA, cafe on Nov. 6, just days after two Des Moines officers were ambushed and killed while sitting in their squad cars.

Video: Shots Fired at San Jose Officers, Reward Offered for Suspect

November 14, 2016
Two San Jose police officers were shot at Sunday evening, and the department launched a manhunt for the suspects in what investigators are calling an attempted homicide.
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