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Large California City May Lay Off Quarter of Force

February 18, 2011
City officials are working to close a $110 million budget gap with the public safety layoffs, which could also include 149 firefighters.

Seattle Officer Birk Resigns, Internal Probe Continues

February 18, 2011
Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk, who was cleared by his agency and the King County prosecutor in the shooting of a partially deaf woodcarver, has resigned from the force.

Texas Congressman Calls Attack on ICE Agents a 'Game Changer'

February 18, 2011
McCaul went on to say, "The United States will not tolerate acts of violence against its citizens or law enforcement, and I believe we must respond forcefully. This should be a long overdue wake-up call for the Obama administration that there is a war on our nation's doorstep."
Lt. Daniel McCann will return to command the Philadelphia PD's Mounted Unit. Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Police Foundation.

Philly Police Saddle Up Mounted Unit

February 17, 2011
Philadelphia faces mighty obstacles to buck the trend of disbanding horse patrol — constructing or renting stables; reacquiring equipment, including leather goods; training officers; purchasing special vehicles; and funding the unit in hard budgetary times.

Streamlight Introduces All-LED Twin-Task Models

February 17, 2011
Each of the new Twin-Task lights is IPX4 rated for water resistant operation. All models are corrosion and water resistant, are O-ring sealed, and are impact resistance tested to one meter. They range in price from $50 to $80.

Bad Taillight Leads To Fatal Gunfight In Florida

February 17, 2011
Jason A. Wilson, 29, was fatally shot in New Port Richey, after officers pulled over a vehicle with him riding in the back seat at 1:45 a.m. Wilson fired after a deputy yelled "gun."

Oregon Man's Dog Flings Drug-Filled Sock Toward Deputy

February 17, 2011
A Sherman County (Ore.) Sheriff's deputy had help from a suspect's pit bull during a vehicle stop, when the dog wrestled away a marijuana-filled sock and tossed it toward the officer.

Pa. Officer Dragged 50 Feet Is Uninjured

February 17, 2011
The officer approached three people loitering in the pavilion of Midway Park. They fled to a silver four-door sedan, and the officer tried to stop a fourth person from getting into the car.

Toronto Officer Apologizes for Telling Women Not to Dress 'Like Sluts'

February 17, 2011
The officer made the remarks while speaking at Osgoode Hall Law School. As assistant dean said that kind of remark makes it difficult for sexual assault victims to trust officers.

Florida Sgt. Killed In Crash On Way To Work

February 17, 2011
Delray Beach (Fla.) PD's Sgt. Adam Rosenthal was killed when his cruiser struck a tree outside of Boca Raton, as he headed to the station to begin his shift
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