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9/11 Health-Care Bill Goes Into Effect

July 4, 2011
The act provides $4.3 billion in long-term federal financing for both treatment and financial compensation for first responders suffering lingering effects of the attacks.

Miami Beach Cop Injures 3 During ATV Joyride

July 4, 2011
A Miami Beach Police officer who was supposed to be patrolling the beach struck two people while apparently joyriding the departmental ATV. The officer is suspected of having been intoxicated at the time and riding the vehicle on the beach with a female companion he may have picked up at an Ocean Boulevard bar.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Hernando County Sheriff's Office.</strong></em></p>

Florida Deputy Killed During Four-County Pursuit

July 3, 2011
Hernando County (Fla.) Sheriff's Deputy John Mecklenburg was killed near U.S. 41 and Painter Place after losing control of his cruiser, veering onto the shoulder, and hitting a tree.

Memphis Officer Fatally Shot at Downtown Hotel

July 3, 2011
Officer Timothy Warren was hit by gunfire while inside the hotel. Officer Warren, 39, was apparently shot in the head and pronounced dead at the Regional Medical Center following the shooting.

Texas University To Develop Eyewitness ID Policy

July 1, 2011
Under a state law that goes into effect June 17, Texas law enforcement agencies will be required to adopt a written policy on procedures for live and photo lineup identifications. The law is partly a response to several high profile criminal cases that have been overturned based on faulty eyewitness identification.

$1 Jury Award Against Officer Could Cost Seattle $700K

July 1, 2011
The lawyers for Andrew Rutherford have asked U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman to approve attorneys' fees and costs totaling more than $419,000, according to declarations they filed.

Jury to Judge: Give Driver who Killed Ky. Cop 30 Years

July 1, 2011
A jury recommended a sentence of 30 years in prison for Glenn Doneghy on charges including second-degree manslaughter for the death of Lexington police officer Bryan Durman.

Chief Fires Washington Officer Cleared In Murder Trial

July 1, 2011
Everett (Wash.) Police Chief Jim Scharf has fired an officer who was cleared of murder after a jury trial, citing the officer's "unacceptable misconduct." Chief Scharf said Meade didn't consider other force options and didn't face an imminent threat.

66 San Jose Officers Turn In Badges

July 1, 2011
The San Jose (Calif.) Police Department lost 66 young officers, who turned in their badges Thursday in the city's first-ever police layoffs. The cuts brought the force from 1,271 to 1,106 officers, which is less than two decades ago, when the city had 200,000 fewer people.

Guns That ATF Let Walk Into Mexico Linked to Phoenix Crimes

July 1, 2011
Weapons linked to a questionable government strategy are turning up in crimes in Phoenix-area neighborhoods, according to a report by local TV news channel ABC15.
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