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Undercover Miami Officer Fatally Shoots Armed 16-Year-Old

August 13, 2010
An undercover Miami police officer involved in a robbery sting fatally shot a 16-year-old who had pointed a gun at his partner, who was posing as a pizza delivery man.
The NYPD issues Speer Gold Dot, 124-grain hollow-point rounds to its officers. Photo courtesy of ATK/Speer.

Wound Expert Says NYPD's Firepower In Harlem Was Sufficient

August 12, 2010
All officers were carrying one of the NYPD's approved on-duty 9mm handguns and fired Speer Gold Dot, 124-grain hollow-point bullets, Sgt. Kevin Hayes told POLICE Magazine. Officers carry magazines with a 15+1 capacity.

Serial Killer Suspect Taken Into Custody After Airport Page

August 12, 2010
Elias Abu Elazam answered a page at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, where Atlanta officers took him into custody without incident. The Michigan State Police had tipped off the department that he would be at the airport.

Bikers Taunted Injured Washington Trooper

August 12, 2010
Trooper Brian Salyer was pursuing a group of riders on Japanese sport bikes when the riders cut him off, causing his cruiser to crash. The bikers clapped and laughed as the trooper lay bleeding and pinned inside his vehicle.

LAPD Reviews Tactics of Wild Pursuit

August 12, 2010
When apprehending the suspect, officers created the potential for deadly crossfire. The review will also look at whether officers should have immediately swarmed the car.
Black tar heroin. Photo via Wikimedia (DEA).

$12 Million in Black Tar Heroin Seized Near Myrtle Beach

August 12, 2010
Horry County, S.C., police found an estimated $12 million worth of heroin and other drugs in the Myrtle Beach area in what the police department is calling its largest seizure of the drug to date.

Illinois Officer Killed, Ridealong Injured in Pursuit Crash

August 11, 2010
A Cowden, Ill., police officer was killed Tuesday night while chasing a vehicle in Effingham County, Ill., police said. A passenger in the vehicle, Jessica Stuckemeyer, 22, was treated for injuries and released from Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Cowden Mayor Lorne Barnes said Stuckemeyer was doing a ride-along to gain experience in preparation for entering the police academy.

U.S. Marshals Hunt Ariz. Escapee in Arkansas

August 11, 2010
An escaped Arizona inmate and his alleged accomplice are suspects in a hair-salon robbery Wednesday morning in Arkansas, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

California Officer Wounded At Firing Range

August 11, 2010
The incident occurred while an officer was clearing a round from a .40-caliber handgun. The gun went off, sending the round into a concrete table. The bullet broke apart, sending fragments into a second officer's leg, hand, and face.

Impounded Pit Bull Gives Birth In Patrol Car

August 11, 2010
A pit bull that had been impounded and waited in the rear of a Prescott Valley (Ariz.) PD cruiser surprised an officer who opened the door of the vehicle at the station to find more than one dog.
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