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Wash. Deputy Dies From Injuries Caused by Vehicle Stop Assault

March 4, 2011
Dep. Shandon Wright could not be revived by deputies and paramedics who responded to his home. The deputy was at home with his wife and 2-year-old daughter. Wright suffered the injury Aug. 19 while responding to a vehicle stop in Spanaway.

Phoenix Chief Reassigned Amid Mislabeled Kidnapping Reports

March 3, 2011
Public Safety Manager Jack Harris' salary and title will remain the same. However, he will not be stationed at police headquarters. He will remain focused on emergency management, criminal justice coordination, infrastructure and service security, and public transit security.

NIJ Requires Mandated Wear for Body Armor Funds In Dallas

March 3, 2011
The NIJ has informed the agency that, "If we're going to supply funds, we expect the officers to wear the vests," Janse said. "In order for us to continue receiving the funds, they're asking us to make it mandatory."

Detroit Police Bring Back Precincts

March 3, 2011
The move "enhances our community policing efforts, data-driven approach toward deployment, and maintains our trajectory toward consent-decree compliance by the end of this calendar year," according to a statement released by Police Chief Ralph Godbee.

Arizona Agency Offers Alternative to Sheriff Joe's Tent City

March 2, 2011
For $200 per night, inmates can spend their time in Scottsdale, eating frozen meals indoors rather than spooning up a "horrific mixture of odds and ends" under the blazing sun in Tent City.

Bankrupt Calif. City Becomes Prostitution Magnet

March 2, 2011
City officials have had to trim the police force from 155 to 90, leaving the remaining officers with little time to haul in hookers and johns. As a result, streetwalkers and pimps have come from as far away as Oregon and Mexico to work Vallejo.

Ambushed Detroit Officer 'Never Had a Chance'

March 2, 2011
Jason Gibson, 26, then allegedly fired three .45-caliber rounds from inside the home at Officer Huff — two struck and killed the officer who "never had a chance," Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Thomas Trzcinski told jurors Wednesday.

LAPD's Chief Supports Banning Extended Magazines

March 2, 2011
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck announced his support for federal legislation that would ban weapon magazines carrying more than 10 rounds.

Prankster Radios Officer Down with Stolen Portable

March 2, 2011
A portable radio stolen from a Lake County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputy was used Monday to call in "officer down" and "shots fired" to dispatchers, who caught on to the prank and didn't send patrol units.

Chicago's Top Cop Departs, Former Supt. Takes Interim Job

March 2, 2011
Weis resigned a day before the end of his contract; he took over leadership of the department in 2008 as a former FBI agent and Florida native who improved the agency's image yet strained relationships with rank-and-file officers.
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