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Dodgers Choose Former LAPD Capt. As Security Chief

April 27, 2011
The Los Angeles Dodgers have chosen former LAPD Capt. Rich Wemmer as security chief. Wemmer was a commanding officer for the Rampart and Northeast patrol divisions and training divisions, as well as the Van Nuys, West Los Angeles and Wilshire-area stations.

San Jose Cuts 9% of Police Force

April 27, 2011
After months of talk of possible layoffs, the San Jose (Calif.) Police Department learned today the force would lose 9% of its sworn officers in a city cost-cutting move. The agency will send lay-off notices to 106 officers and an additional 20 cops may soon be demoted.

DHS Systems Provides Demo of Deployable Shelter In May

April 27, 2011
The DRASH capabilities demonstration will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 10 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 11. DHS Systems is located at 401 Lime Quarry Road in Madison, Ala.

Police Captain Found Guilty of Illegal Bus Passing

April 27, 2011
A North Carolina police captain receives a 45-day suspended sentence for passing a stopped school bus in his police cruiser. The mother of a boy who was crossing the street to board the bus and witnessed the incident says she had to yell her son's name to prevent him from stepping out in front of Gentry's car.

L.A.-Area Shooting Leaves Officer, 2 Others Wounded; Suspect Dead

April 26, 2011
Monterey Park Police Department officer Gilbert Alvarez was hospitalized for treatment of a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the head and several other injuries sustained while falling, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

LAPD Copter Shooting Results in Six Felony Charges

April 26, 2011
Prosecutors charged an 18-year-old Tuesday with half a dozen felonies, including attempted murder of a peace officer, in connection with the Easter Sunday shooting of an LAPD helicopter that pierced its fuel tank.
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Michigan State Police Say Cell Phone Data Only Extracted with Consent, Warrant

April 26, 2011
Michigan State Police use devices to extract information from people’s cell phones only with owners’ consent or with a search warrant, an official told a House committee today.

Cop Killer Mumia Abu-Jamal Gets New Sentencing Hearing

April 26, 2011
Mumia Abu-Jamal was awarded a new sentencing hearing today by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, but an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court appears likely by the district attorney.

Suspect in Colo. Mall Bomb Scare Arrested

April 26, 2011
The man suspected of placing a failed explosive device inside a Jefferson County, Colo., mall last week was arrested this morning in Boulder after someone spotted him drinking coffee at Starbucks inside a King Soopers, sources said.

Convicted Murderer Sues California for Sex Change

April 26, 2011
Stevens has been on female hormones for more than a decade - standard preparation for a sex change operation; has had a hormone-linked tumor in Stevens' brain; and is in dire need of the surgery, according to court records.
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