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Minn. Man Gets 17 Years for Police Ambush

April 3, 2013
A Minneapolis man who called 911 so he could "hurt some cops" has been sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison for the ambush attack. Marsenior P. Johnson, 39, was sentenced Friday.

Detroit Cop Critically Wounded by Murder Suspect

April 3, 2013
Two Detroit Police officers were wounded Tuesday evening, when a murder suspect opened fire from inside a vehicle. A sergeant and officer had stopped a vehicle being driven by the suspect.
<p>Photo via Sheriff Eugene Crum/Facebook.</p>

W.Va. Sheriff Shot, Killed Eating Lunch

April 3, 2013
A West Virginia sheriff known for cracking down on the drug trade in the state's southern coal fields was fatally shot in a drive-by Wednesday while eating lunch with a deputy in his squad.

Texas CO Collapses Responding to Alarm

April 3, 2013
Officer Brandon Kountz apparently died of a heart attack while rushing to assist other officers after a body alarm. He had served the agency for 11 months.

NRA Report Argues for Weapons Training for School Personnel

April 2, 2013
The School Shield Initiative task force recommended improved training for school resource officers and a training program for designated school personnel that wish to be armed. The model for both, as outlined in the report, involves 40 to 60 hours of comprehensive instruction.
<p>Hopkins County Jail escapees John Marlin King (L) and Brian Allen Tucker (R). (Photo: Hopkins Co. Sheriff&rsquo;s Dept.)</p>

2 Prisoners, Including Murder Suspect, Escape East Texas Jail

April 2, 2013
The men have been identified as 44-year-old Bryan Allen Tucker, who has been indicted on capital murder charges, and 39-year-old John Marlin King, who’s in jail on theft charges.

Police Shooting Ruled Justified in Oakland Lawsuit

April 2, 2013
Officers Eriberto Perez-Angeles and Omar Daza-Quiroz smiled and hugged their attorneys after a jury in U.S. District Court in Oakland, after deliberating for less than a day, ruled that they had not used unreasonable force against Derrick Jones, 37, when they shot and killed him in November 2010.

Border Patrol Suspends Sequestration Furloughs

April 2, 2013
Deputy Commissioner Thomas Winkowski told workers Monday morning that the agency for now is postponing planned furloughs of up to 14 days and a ban on overtime.
<p>Photo via Philadelphia PD.</p>

Philly Cop Dragged 3 Blocks

April 1, 2013
At 7:30 p.m. Sunday, the officer began investigating when he heard screams coming from a vehicle. As he interviewed the vehicle occupants, the driver hit the accellerator and dragged the office.

Police: Ousted Nev. Lawmaker Attacked K-9 with Wrench

April 1, 2013
Steven Brooks was jailed in California's San Bernardino County after being subdued with punches and a Taser. Police alleged he attacked a police dog with a wrench.
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