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Another California City May Disband Police to Save Money

July 20, 2010
Pomona is hardly the first L.A. County city to look at disbanding its police department. Tiny Sierra Madre considered doing away with its force, but ultimately rejected the idea. Maywood pulled the plug on its police force and virtually every other City Hall job earlier this month. Cudahy, which had been policed by Maywood, is now patrolled by sheriff's deputies.

Suspect in California Freeway Shootout Faced Third Strike

July 20, 2010
The man who engaged in a gun battle with California Highway Patrol officers Sunday on an Oakland freeway was a paroled bank robber who could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted under the state's "three strikes and you're out" law, authorities said Monday.

Accused Seattle Cop Killer Demands Reporter's Notes from Jailhouse Interviews

July 20, 2010
Christopher Monfort, 41, stands accused in a series of attacks on Seattle police culminating in the slaying of Officer Tim Brenton in an Oct. 31 ambush. Brenton's partner, Officer Britt Sweeney, was wounded in the attack; Monfort was shot during his arrest days later at his Tukwila apartment.

Police Consolidation Gains Traction in El Paso

July 20, 2010
The city of El Paso is seeking to patch a $10 million budget hole, and City Manager Joyce Wilson estimates local governments would save at least 25 percent on law-enforcement administrative costs -- possibly more than $800,000 a year.

POLICE Magazine Investigates Arizona Border War

July 19, 2010
We've set up numerous interviews with several southern Arizona law enforcement agencies—chiefs, detectives, patrol officers, a sheriff, SWAT deputies and border agents—to continue telling the story of American law enforcement's battle against the criminal elements who help fuel the flow of drug and human smuggling from Mexico.
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Tru-Spec Introduces WeatherShield Outerwear

July 19, 2010
Tru-Spec has added three waterproof, weatherproof jackets and a pair of rain pants to its 24-7 Series line of on-duty and off-duty tactical apparel. The items have features designed specifically for law enforcement officers.

Wisconsin Deputy Cleared In Fatal Shooting

July 19, 2010
A Columbia County (Wisc.) Sheriff's deputy acted appropriately, when he fatally shot a distraught man who advanced toward him with a loaded gun, the district attorney has ruled.

Oakland PD Searches for Apartment Sniper

July 19, 2010
Oakland police officers were searching for a gunman, who fired several shots at officers Sunday evening from an apartment.

Police ID Man Shot By BART, Oakland PD After Foot Pursuit

July 19, 2010
Fred Collins led five officers on a foot pursuit from the Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) Fruitville Station in Oakland. He had yelled "shoot me, shoot me, shoot me," to officers, who initially tried to stun him with TASERs.

Felon Who Fired On CHP Officers Was Angry At Politicians

July 18, 2010
Officers in two CHP cruisers pulled over Byron Williams' white Toyota Tundra pickup truck that was weaving across multiple lanes of Interstate 580. Officers saw Williams pick up a handgun, yet were able to return fire and radio for backup.
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