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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.

Paralyzed Oklahoma Officer Receives On-Duty Benefits

March 1, 2011
An off-duty Oklahoma City Police officer paralyzed when he tried to help escort rowdy patrons out of a bar will receive "on duty" benefits from the city, including having his medical bills paid and six months of one-the-job injury leave.

St. Louis Officer Disarmed, Shot With Own Gun

March 1, 2011
The officer arrived at the 5200 block of St. Louis Avenue at about 1 a.m. Tuesday to find a man who had been stabbed. The officer entered the home and chased the suspect, who was able to wrestle the officer's gun away from him and fire one shot at him.
Photo courtesy of St. Petersburg PD.

Florida Officer Was 'Crusty Veteran' With Heart of Gold

March 1, 2011
Thousands of officers, dignitaries and others attended the memorial service for slain St. Petersburg (Fla.) Police Officer David Crawford on Tuesday at First Baptist Church.

Heavily Armed Gunman Shoots La. Deputy In Sheriff's Office

March 1, 2011
John Futrell was armed with a rifle, handgun, and knife, as well as extra magazines of ammunition for each firearm. Dep. Barkley Roberts was shot once in the chest and received medical treatment.
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