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Washington State Trooper Takes Hit to Stop Wrong Way Driver

September 25, 2012
The crash disabled the patrol car with a broken axle. The wrong-way car was able to drive away. It continued to Interstate 5, still going the wrong direction before it broke down.

St. Louis PD Assigns Officer to Animal Abuse Crimes

September 25, 2012
Officer Louis Naes, a nine-year veteran of the St. Louis Police Department, has become the department's first animal abuse investigator and a member of the new Animal Abuse Task Force. It includes the circuit attorney's office, mayor's office, the health department, and Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

Portland Mayor Fights Reinstatement of Fired Officer

September 25, 2012
Portland Mayor Sam Adams Monday said he'll urge the City Council to appeal a state board ruling that ordered the city to reinstate fired officer Ronald Frashour to the police force with back pay and benefits.

N.C. Murderer Escapes from Minimum Security Prison

September 24, 2012
A helicopter flew over rural Tillery, N.C., Sunday night searching for the convicted murderer, who was given three consecutive life sentences in 1981. Bloodhounds also assisted in the ground search.

Court: Man Can Sue LAPD Over Allegedly Forced Confession

September 24, 2012
A Los Angeles man who spent 19 years in prison for murders he did not commit will be able to sue the LAPD for allegedly coercing his confession, a panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Monday.

Houston Officer Fatally Shoots Man in Wheelchair

September 24, 2012
Brian Claunch, who had been living at the home for the past 18 months with two other men, ignored officers' commands and made threats against them and other occupants of the home, Garcia said the caretaker told him. Claunch trapped one of the officers in a corner, authorities said.

Phoenix Officers Protest Order to Wear Polyester Uniforms

September 24, 2012
Phoenix Police Chief Daniel V. Garcia has ordered that beginning Oct. 1, the department's 2,500 patrol officers must wear only their polyester-blend uniforms with dark-blue button-down shirts and dress-style pants. The black, cotton-blend polo shirt and tactical pants that patrol officers have had the option of wearing for the past 15 years will no longer be allowed.

Drunk Suspect Jumps Out of Moving Dallas PD Unit

September 24, 2012
Dallas police say a man who had been arrested for public intoxication and criminal mischief late Sunday night tried to jump head-first out of a squad car traveling on a local freeway at 60 mph.

Parents of Slain Border Agent Call DOJ Report a 'Cover Up'

September 21, 2012
The parents of a U.S. Border Patrol agent killed with a gun sold in the government's botched "Fast and Furious" gunrunning investigation believe a Justice Department Inspector General’s report into the case was mostly an effort to keep Attorney General Eric Holder from being blamed.

Video: Mich. Cop 'Aggravated' By HIV+ Subject

September 21, 2012
A Dearborn, Mich., police officer was caught on tape telling a man and a woman that he was issuing them traffic and marijuana possession tickets because he was "aggravated" that the woman failed to disclose her HIV-positive status before he searched the couple's car.
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