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Officers Stop Virginia Gunman Who Killed Two, Wounded Four

August 23, 2010
Louisa County (Va.) Sheriff's deputies fatally shot Charles Sponaugle, who had an ongoing dispute with two other family members over a 1.5-acre lot after Sponaugle's mother died without leaving a will.
A court has stripped the police powers of the campus safety officers of Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., which is a Presbyterian-based college. Image via Flickr.com (ajmexico).

N.C. Court Strips College of Police Powers

August 23, 2010
A North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled that Davidson College's police department can't perform police duties because of its close ties to a religious institution, which could violate the constitutional separation between church and state.
The Chicago PD is conducting an internal investigation of Lt. John Andrews, after the officer posted a blog criticizing the department's command staff and signed his name.

Chicago Officer Faces IA Probe For Blog Ripping 'Hacks' Running Agency

August 23, 2010
The column, which has been endorsed by fellow officers, took the department to task for lack of proper staffing and the politicization of police work.

Oklahoma Deputy's Ballistic Vest Stops Four Chest Shots

August 22, 2010
Leeds was shot Wednesday night during a traffic stop west of Shawnee, when he approached a red extended-cab Chevrolet truck with three men. One of the suspects opened the rear window and fired at the deputy.
Photo via Flickr.com (Alexodus).

National Black Officers Group Supports Pot Legalization In California

August 20, 2010
The initiative would help eliminate laws that have a negative impact on the black community, according to Ron Hampton, the group's executive director and retired Metro (D.C.) PD officer.

Drug-Running SUV Crosses Mexico-Arizona Border, After Pursuit

August 20, 2010
ICE notified local law enforcement agencies and border agents that the white SUV was registered to a Rio Rico address, as the vehicle raced southbound on Interstate 19.

Denver PD Re-Opens Internal Probe of Videotaped Arrest

August 20, 2010
"Additional witnesses and new information has been made available to investigators," the department announced in a news release late Thursday. "As a result, the case has been reopened."

Dallas Pursuit Ends at Airport Runway

August 20, 2010
Driver Michael Laurence Browne, 46, of Dallas is suspected of carjacking a woman in Fort Worth on Wednesday and may be responsible for as many as 10 crimes in the last several weeks.
Prison escapee John McCluskey and accomplice Casslyn Welch were apprehended Thursday evening in northern Arizona. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Alert Park Ranger Triggers Arrest of Arizona Prison Fugitive

August 20, 2010
Shortly after 7 p.m., the arrest team approached the campsite and encountered McCluskey and Welch. At that time, Welch drew a weapon but was subdued before it could be used.

N.J. Police Union Warns Atlantic City Tourists

August 19, 2010
One billboard reads, "In AC, everyone wants to get lucky. With 73 less police officers, even the bad guys feel lucky. Save Atlantic City, save Atlantic City police officers."
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