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Murder Charges Filed Against Arizona Shooting Suspect

January 9, 2011
The 22-year-old suspected shooter of 18 people, including an Arizona congresswoman, makes his first court appearance on Monday to answer five federal counts.

Baltimore Officer Fatally Shot Outside Club

January 9, 2011
The officer, an eight-year veteran of the force, has been identified as 33-year-old William H. Torbit Jr. Detectives are investigating whether the officer's death was caused by friendly fire.

California Adds Blue Alert for 2011

January 9, 2011
The state's Emergency Alert System, much like the Amber Alert, would be activated as a Blue Alert if an officer is killed, injured or assaulted; a suspect poses an immediate danger to the public or law enforcement; a detailed description of a suspect's vehicle or license plate is available for broadcast; or further information would help accelerate apprehension.

Suspect Who Shot 18 In Arizona Had 'Troubled Past'

January 8, 2011
Jared Lee Loughner is said to have posted online commentary about government "mind control" and illiteracy. He has had several contacts with law enforcement and made prior threats. "There's reason to believe this individual may have a mental issue," according to Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik.

Police Impersonator Used Cruiser, Robbed Hispanics

January 8, 2011
The officer, Dato Dacilien, is a five-year veteran who likely didn't know about the robberies and may have been manipulated by Larry Hawkins, 27. Hawkins is the brother of Prince George's Police Officer Brandon Hawkins and may have used his uniform during one of the robberies.

NAUMD Opens 2011 Public Safety Uniform of the Year Competition

January 8, 2011
The Public Safety Council of the North-American Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD) is now accepting submissions for its newly named "NAUMD Public Safety Uniform of the Year Awards."

St. Louis Officer Pulled From Patrol After Filmed 'Beating'

January 7, 2011
The encounter occurred at about 2:30 a.m. on New Year's Day at a Shell gas station, after the subject told the officer to, "Shut Up." St. Louis PD's Officer Dustin Ries was off duty and providing security from a substation on the property.
Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff's deputies patrol the Vekol Valley, where Dep. Louis Puroll said he was shot by smugglers. Photo by Paul Clinton.

Arizona Deputy Fired Over Comments To Newspaper

January 6, 2011
The office launched an Internal Affairs investigation into the incident on Dec. 1, which led to the termination. Babeu cited 10 violations by Puroll, including competency, truthfulness, an abusive attitude and conduct that brings discredit to the county. Puroll is appealing the decision.

Connecticut Officer Falls Through Skylight

January 6, 2011
Police said officers initially responded to a burglary at a home before 1 a.m. this morning. Three suspects were discovered at that location, attempting to steal copper materials from a vacant home, police said. One suspect was apprehended, while two other suspects fled and officers began a chase on foot, police said.
A view of a road on the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border on the outskirts of Nogales, Ariz. To the left of the fence is Sonora. Photo by Paul Clinton.

Mexican Teen Shot During Border Confrontation

January 6, 2011
The Sonora State Investigative Police told the news outlet that 17-year-old Ramses Barron Torres, who died shortly after 3 a.m. at a Nogales, Sonora, hospital, was shot in the back of the right arm, with the bullet continuing into his chest cavity, puncturing a lung, and lodging in the left side of his ribcage.
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