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California Officer Shoots Hostage Taker

May 3, 2011
Three armed robbers had forced the couple into a Marietta apartment. When a Marietta officer arrived, one of the suspects had taken a hostage. The officer gave the suspect lawful commands to drop the weapon and release the hostage. When the man refused, the officer shot him.

Motorcycle Violator Hit 137mph, Crashed Into Homeless Encampment

May 3, 2011
A motorcyclist attempting to elude a Vermont state trooper reached a top speed of 137mph during a pursuit that ended when he crashed into a homeless encampment.

Oregon Cop Killer's Mental Eval To Determine If She Stands Trial

May 3, 2011
The defense attorney for Cheryl Kidd, 56, gained approval from the judge to have his client undergo an evaluation at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem to determine if she is fit to stand trial for fatally shooting Eugene Police Officer Chris Kilcullen.

Tennessee Captain Succumbs to Injuries from DV Call

May 3, 2011
An eastern Tennessee police captain succumbed Monday to injuries he had sustained, while responding to a domestic disturbance call late last month.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Flickr (k-ideas).</strong></em></p>

Law Enforcement Urges Vigilance After Killing of Bin Laden

May 2, 2011
Following the killing of bin Laden, Homeland Security briefings urged law enforcement agencies to remain alert for any potential retaliatory strikes. Law enforcement leaders who spoke publicly made it clear they weren't aware of any specific threats.
<p><em><strong>Managing Editor Melanie Basich accepts one of POLICE Magazine's two Maggie awards. Photo: Kimberly Pham.</strong></em></p>

POLICE Magazine Wins Two Editorial Excellence Awards

May 2, 2011
The magazine won WPA Maggie awards for Best Feature Article for a feature about the investigation of a civil rights-era killing of a deputy and Best Series of Articles for the magazine's Duty Dangers series. In all, the magazine garnered four nominations.

Woman Gets 7 Months for Supplying Gun Used to Kill Pa. Trooper

May 2, 2011
A federal judge sentenced Emily Gross, who had obtained a plea bargain in the case. A U.S. district judge and defense attorneys had recommended 12 months house arrest.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Flickr (TheeErin).</strong></em></p>

Chicago Mayor Picks Newark Chief As New Top Cop

May 2, 2011
Chicago's Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has picked the Newark (N.J.) Police director as his choice for police superintendent to replace departing Jody Weis, whose FBI background often didn't mesh with patrol officers.

Arizona Officer Killed, Second Injured Working Security Detail

May 1, 2011
An early Sunday gunfight involving three Buckeye (Ariz.) Police officers working an off-duty security detail at the El Gran Mercado swat meet in Phoenix resulted in the death of one officer and critical injuries to another.

Los Angeles Parking Officers Allegedly Filmed Porno In Uniform

April 30, 2011
Los Angeles city officials have launched an investigation into whether two parking enforcement officers participated in an adult sex film while wearing their uniforms.
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