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Gang Parolee Fires At Oakland Cops

February 7, 2011
An alleged gang member released from prison several weeks ago fired on officers responding to the shots-fired call, after he fired at another vehicle on Saturday in North Oakland.

DUI Suspect Drags Kentucky Officer

February 7, 2011
Frankfort (Ky.) Police Officer Byron Redmon pulled over a truck driven by Russell Wheat, who put the truck in reverse while talking with Officer Redmon. The officer kept up with the truck, before being dragged when Wheat pulled the truck forward.
Photo via Flickr (HacksHaven).

Detroit Offers Cops Foreclosed Homes, Fix-It Funds To Live In City

February 7, 2011
Under a program known as "Project 14," officers would pay up to $1,000 for foreclosed houses and receive up to $150,000 in federal grants to rehabilitate them.

Addicted Thieves Increasingly Target Pharmacies

February 7, 2011
In Maine, one pharmacy began using a tracking device on prescription bottles so police could quickly locate the thieves. Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, provided training to officers with the Biddeford (Maine) PD on how to investigate pharmacy thefts.

Man Apologizes While Robbing Convenience Store

February 7, 2011
The robbery is the fourth in the five years John Henry has owned the convenience store. Surveillance cameras captured the man telling Henry, "Empty the till. I'm robbing you sir."
<p>Photo courtesy of Nassau County PD.</p>

Officer Killed Conducting Traffic Stop Along Long Island Expressway

February 5, 2011
Officer Michael J. Califano, 44, was sitting in his cruiser while writing a summons for the driver of a box truck he had pulled over, when he was struck by a flatbed truck. The collision pushed his cruiser under the box truck, and the flatbed ended up on his roof.

N.J. Woman Lied To Purchase Gun Used In Trooper's Death

February 4, 2011
Emily Gross pleaded guilty to writing the Pennsylvania address of Autenrieth, instead of her own Westfield, N.J., address on a federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms form required to purchase the Taurus 9mm handgun Autenrieth used to kill Miller.

Report: Feds Could Have Prevented Fort Hood Shooting

February 4, 2011
A 14-month Senate investigation of the Fort Hood killings concluded that the Department of Defense and the FBI "collectively had sufficient information to have detected Hasan's radicalization to violent Islamist extremism but failed both to understand and to act on it."

Houston TV Station Airs Controversial Arrest Video

February 4, 2011
In June, four of the seven officers involved in the March 24 arrest of Chad Holley were indicted on charges of misdemeanor oppression and violation of civil rights of a prisoner.
Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Mexican Nationals Used Dive Scooters To Illegally Enter U.S.

February 4, 2011
At about 8:45 p.m., the crew of an aircraft piloted by the Customs and Border Protection's Office of Air and Marine spotted two suspicious subjects in wetsuits who were carrying the self-propelled underwater devices. The males were walking north on the beach, south of Seacoast Drive.
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