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NYPD to Probe Brooklyn Traffic Quotas

November 9, 2010
The NYPD will launch a probe into memos at a Brooklyn stationhouse that appeared to set quotas for traffic summonses, Mayor Bloomberg said Monday.

Feds Rescue Dozens of Teen Prostitutes Nationwide, Arrest Pimps

November 9, 2010
The FBI said federal agents and local and state police rounded up more than 880 adults on charges related to the sexual exploitation of minors, human trafficking and prostitution activities.

Illinois Department Cuts 7 Positions, After Arbitrator's Ruling

November 9, 2010
Six officers will be laid off and one position will be frozen, following the ruling, which gave officers retroactive raises of 3 percent to 3.3 percent back to 2009.

Former NYPD Auxiliary Officer Made 100 Bogus 911 Calls

November 9, 2010
Rakim Alli, 24, of Jamaica, Queens, identified himself as an active law enforcement agent during the calls. Alli had worked for four years as an auxilliary officer in Queens.

Jury Deadlocks, Philly Cop Killer Gets Life

November 8, 2010
The 12 Philadelphians who spent three days last week deliberating the fate of Rasheed Scrugs for the murder of Police Officer John Pawlowski returned to court this morning and essentially asked to start over.

Oakland To Lose More Officers, After Funding Measures Fail

November 8, 2010
Following the layoff of 80 Oakland officers in July due to city budget shortfalls, the department now stands at 673 officers. However, the city can only support 637 officers through June.
An NYPD traffic enforcement agent writes a ticket in Chinatown. Image via Flickr.com (ludwg).

Memos from Brooklyn Precinct Reveal NYPD Ticket Quotas

November 8, 2010
The NYPD says there's no such thing as a ticket quota, but memos posted at a Brooklyn stationhouse say otherwise. Two notices obtained by the Daily News clearly spell out how many moving-violation summonses cops should be handing out.

Violent Connecticut Home Invader Gets Death

November 8, 2010
Jurors chose the death penalty for one of two men who broke into a Connecticut home three years ago of endocrinologist Dr. William Petit and raped and murdered Petit's wife and two daughters before torching the house

Report: California Recidivism Among Highest In Nation

November 8, 2010
More than two-thirds of California's convicts return to crime within three years, according to a new state report that puts the state among the highest in the country for parolees returning to correctional facilities.
The LAPD is considering using Korean Jindo dogs for police work. Image via Flickr.com (mona).

LAPD Considers Korean Jindo for K-9 Duty

November 8, 2010
Traditionally, the LAPD has relied on German and Dutch shepherds and Belgian Malinois for K-9 duty, but the mid-size Jindos are known for their intelligence and hunting ability.
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