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Mel Gibson's booking photo from July 28, 2006, after Los Angeles Sheriff's deputy James Mee arrested him in Malibu for driving drunk.

California Deputy's Retaliation Suit Involving Mel Gibson Arrest Continues

February 24, 2011
Deputy James Mee claims he was passed over for promotions and had his job performance unfairly scrutinized, after he resisted a supervisor's request to keep derogatory remarks made by Gibson out of the arrest report.

Okla. Capt. Sues Superior In Islamic Event Flap

February 24, 2011
The Tulsa (Okla.) Police captain reprimanded for declining to send officers to an Islamic center event fired back Wednesday, filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against his supervisor.

Baltimore's Top Cop Uses Ruse In Kickback Arrests

February 24, 2011
Fifteen of the officers reported to the academy, and were stripped of their badges and arrested. An academy recruit witnessed the arrests that included Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld saying, "I'm here to reclaim our badge."
The St. Petersburg (Fla.) PD is now processing a pair of flip flops found at the scene of Officer David Crawford's shooting for DNA evidence. Photo courtesy of SPPD.

Fla. Cop Killer Turns Self In, After Mom Tells Him To 'Man Up'

February 23, 2011
Nicholas Lindsay's mother said she knew it was her son, when she watched surveillance video footage posted by the St. Petersburg PD showing an African-American in a hoodie sweatshirt. The department also located two flip-flops at the scene of the shooting that are now being tested for DNA.

Slain Florida Cop Wasn't Wearing Body Armor

February 23, 2011
St. Petersburg Police Chief Chuck Harmon said he will review the department's policy of optional body armor for officers. Chief Harmon said vests have improved substantially, yet Florida's heat and humidity have made it hard for him to mandate them for all officers.

Oklahoma Capt. Faces IA Probe for Not Ordering Force To Islamic Event

February 22, 2011
Capt. Paul Fields apparently violated the department's obedience policy, when he declined to send the officers because he said the order conflicted with his personal religious convictions and violated his civil rights.

Wounded Oregon Officer Leaves Hospital In Good Spirits

February 22, 2011
Officer Steven Dodds, 45, was shot multiple times during a Jan. 23 vehicle stop. The officer will undergo several more surgeries and begin working on regaining his strength.

California Officers Accept 13% Pay Cut To Avoid Layoffs

February 22, 2011
Members of the Colton Police Officers Association agreed to the concession as part of a new contract with the city. The pay reduction was approved "by a large margin" of members.

New Chief Expands Racial Profiling Definition

February 22, 2011
The change makes it a policy violation for an officer to show "any biased behavior at any time during an encounter with the public." In the past four years, the department investigated 150 bias complaints and didn't sustain any of them.

10 Laid-Off Oakland Officers Return to Duty

February 22, 2011
The officers are expected to return to the streets in a week or two, after undergoing some retraining, including firearms qualification and being updated on changes to department policies.
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