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Suspect Who Shot 18 In Arizona Had 'Troubled Past'

January 8, 2011
Jared Lee Loughner is said to have posted online commentary about government "mind control" and illiteracy. He has had several contacts with law enforcement and made prior threats. "There's reason to believe this individual may have a mental issue," according to Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik.

Police Impersonator Used Cruiser, Robbed Hispanics

January 8, 2011
The officer, Dato Dacilien, is a five-year veteran who likely didn't know about the robberies and may have been manipulated by Larry Hawkins, 27. Hawkins is the brother of Prince George's Police Officer Brandon Hawkins and may have used his uniform during one of the robberies.

NAUMD Opens 2011 Public Safety Uniform of the Year Competition

January 8, 2011
The Public Safety Council of the North-American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD) is now accepting submissions for its newly named "NAUMD Public Safety Uniform of the Year Awards."

St. Louis Officer Pulled From Patrol After Filmed 'Beating'

January 7, 2011
The encounter occurred at about 2:30 a.m. on New Year's Day at a Shell gas station, after the subject told the officer to, "Shut Up." St. Louis PD's Officer Dustin Ries was off duty and providing security from a substation on the property.
Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff's deputies patrol the Vekol Valley, where Dep. Louis Puroll said he was shot by smugglers. Photo by Paul Clinton.

Arizona Deputy Fired Over Comments To Newspaper

January 6, 2011
The office launched an Internal Affairs investigation into the incident on Dec. 1, which led to the termination. Babeu cited 10 violations by Puroll, including competency, truthfulness, an abusive attitude and conduct that brings discredit to the county. Puroll is appealing the decision.

Connecticut Officer Falls Through Skylight

January 6, 2011
Police said officers initially responded to a burglary at a home before 1 a.m. this morning. Three suspects were discovered at that location, attempting to steal copper materials from a vacant home, police said. One suspect was apprehended, while two other suspects fled and officers began a chase on foot, police said.
A view of a road on the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border on the outskirts of Nogales, Ariz. To the left of the fence is Sonora. Photo by Paul Clinton.

Mexican Teen Shot During Border Confrontation

January 6, 2011
The Sonora State Investigative Police told the news outlet that 17-year-old Ramses Barron Torres, who died shortly after 3 a.m. at a Nogales, Sonora, hospital, was shot in the back of the right arm, with the bullet continuing into his chest cavity, puncturing a lung, and lodging in the left side of his ribcage.
Photo via Flicker (jurvetson).

Calif. High Court OKs Cell Phone Searches Without Warrant

January 6, 2011
The majority of justices, in their ruling, agreed that the cell phone was a personal item of Diaz's at the time of his arrest and during administrative processing at the station.

Oregon Chief Killed In Confrontation At Car Stereo Shop

January 5, 2011
Chief Painter, 55, had responded to the shop's call at about 11 a.m. that a man later identified as 21-year-old Daniel Armaugh had entered the bay and was acting suspiciously. Armaugh apparently wrestled the gun from Chief Painter and fatally shot the officer.
Attorney General Eric Holder convened the inaugural meeting of the Cabinet‐level "Reentry Council" in D.C. to identify and to advance effective public safety and prisoner reentry strategies. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Justice.

AG Holder Leads Prisoner Reentry Council

January 5, 2011
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today convened the inaugural meeting of the Cabinet-level "Reentry Council" in D.C. to identify and advance effective public safety and prisoner reentry strategies.
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