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N.C. Officer Dies In Rappelling Accident

July 6, 2011
A Sanford (N.C.) Police officer has died in a "freak accident" after injuring himself while rappelling down a four-story building during a training exercise.

Florida Officer of the Year Allegedly Distributed Meth

July 6, 2011
The Boynton Beach (Fla.) Police Department's 2010 Officer of the Year has been indicted in a federal drug probe alleging he distributed more than 500 pounds of methamphetamine.

"Scarf Face" Robber Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison

July 6, 2011
During both robberies, Lonnie Troy wore a hooded jacket, gloves, and a black scarf over the bottom half of his face, and brandished a chrome-plated long-barrel .45-caliber revolver. As Troy left both stores, he wished the clerks, "Merry Christmas."

Man Charged In Killing Memphis Officer Eligible for Death Penalty

July 6, 2011
The 22-year-old man accused of killing a police officer and his wife's ex-husband will face two charges of first-degree murder, which could bring the death penalty.

Charlotte Officer Seriously Hurt in Head-On Collision

July 6, 2011
Officer Jim Guard was driving southbound on Steele Creek Road, police said, when his patrol car collided with a Jeep Liberty SUV traveling northbound around 2:12 p.m.

BART Chief Backs Officers In Fatal Shooting

July 5, 2011
The Bay Area Rapid Transit police Chief Kenton Rainey on Monday publicly defended how his officers responded Sunday by fatally shooting an intoxicated man who used a bottle as a weapon and had a knife.

Texas Town Cuts Police Department

July 5, 2011
The City Council in Alto, Texas, has essentially eliminated its police department, reducing the police budget to zero and coordinating with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Officer to handle calls for the 1,200-resident town.

LAPD Officers To Pay Increased Health-Care Costs In Labor Deal

July 5, 2011
Los Angeles Police officers will pass up a cost-of-living raise and shoulder increased health-care costs under a new labor deal with the city that was announced today.
<p>Photo: Miami PD.</p>

Miami Chief Offered 'Bribe' to Resign

July 5, 2011
A day after saying he was offered $400,000 to "leave quietly," Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito now says city officials offered him a $200,000 to leave his post as top cop. Prior to a Jan. 13 commission meeting, Miami's Mayor Tomas Regalado, then City Manager Tony Crapp, and CFO Larry Spring met to discuss whether $200,000 would be enough incentive to persuade Chief Exposito to resign.
<p>Photo:<strong id="yui_3_3_0_3_13098981969881166"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/alesadam/"> Alesa Dam</a></strong></p>

N.Y. Biker Protesting Helmet Laws Dies of Head Injuries In Crash

July 5, 2011
Philip A. Contos, 55, was killed on Saturday afternoon during a ride in Onondaga when his 1983 Harley fishtailed and threw him over the handlebars. Contos would likely have survived had he been wearing a helmet, according to New York State Police.
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