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Video: Vigil Held for Slain Minnesota Investigator

October 20, 2015
Bouquets of flowers and balloons create a growing memorial outside the Aitkin County (MN) Sheriff's Office entrance. On a sign, a black band hangs across the department's badge, signifying a community in mourning. All over town, businesses have also hung black ribbons to honor the service of fallen Deputy Steve Sandberg.
<p>Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry (Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection)</p>

Man Gets 27 Years for Role in Border Agent's Slaying

October 20, 2015
The recruiter for the "rip crew" accused of killing Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010 was sentenced to 27 years in prison Monday.

FLEOA Slams Senate for Failure to Pass Sanctuary City Bill

October 20, 2015
Today the Senate rejected a bill that would have authorized withholding federal funding from "sanctuary city" governments that choose not to cooperate with federal immigration officials. Don Mihalek, Legislative Director of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), issued the following response.
<p>Photo: Facebook</p>

New Baltimore Police Chief Confirmed

October 20, 2015
Amid protests by youth activists, the Baltimore City Council voted overwhelmingly to confirm Kevin Davis as the city’s new police chief Monday night.

N.J. Man Wipes 'Butt Cheeks' With Summons, Tosses It at Officer

October 20, 2015
A 45-year-old New Jersey man has been charged with placing a police summons between his “butt cheeks,” wiping it up and down, and then tossing it at a police officer.

Motorola Debuts Body-Worn Camera for Public Safety

October 20, 2015
Motorola Solutions' end-to-end solution, the "Smart Interface" (Si) Si500 and Si300 Video Speaker Microphone (VSM), reduces the equipment officers carry by combining a state-of-the-art video camera and high-quality radio speaker microphone into one easy-to-use device.

NYPD to Let Officers Handcuff Suspects in Front

October 19, 2015
“They want to say they’re a kinder, gentler police force by coming up with a new policy on front-cuffing. But it invites danger,” the source said.

Albuquerque Police Face Officer Shortage

October 19, 2015
Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden says he expects the police department’s ranks to shrink for another year or so, even though the size and number of police academy classes have increased.

Oakland Councilwoman Wants Police to Lower Written Test Standard for Recruits to Achieve More Officer Diversity

October 19, 2015
The Oakland PD written exam is already “scored on a curve” and counts any score of 45 or above as passing. The Oakland PD said holding 45 as the lowest passing score provides assurances that applicants “are somewhat above minimally qualified and thus more prepared to succeed in the academy, field training and as a police officer.”
<p>Former Anne Arundel County (MD) officer Michael Flaig left the department after pleading guilty to charges of public intoxication and endangering the safety of another person. (Photo: Baltimore PD)</p>

Veteran Maryland Officer Pleads Guilty to Charges from Off-Duty Testicle-Biting Fight

October 19, 2015
A veteran Anne Arundel County, MD, police officer has left the department after pleading guilty to charges of public intoxication and endangering the safety of another person. The charges stemmed from an off-duty incident in which the officer reportedly bit a man in the testicles during a fight outside a bar in May.
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