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Killer of Austin Officer Is Executed For 1978 Slaying

June 16, 2010
David Lee Powell's case involved three trials and multiple appeals, including the U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of the latest appeal on Tuesday. In 1978, Powell shot officer Ralph Ablanedo as he sat in his car on a dark Austin street, after the officer pulled him over.

Seattle Police Guild Says Videotaped Officer Did Nothing Wrong

June 16, 2010
Rich O'Neill, the union's president, said the officer "did nothing wrong" and "maybe waited a little too long to engage in force because I think he was trying to defuse the situation and calm people down and it was obvious from the audio anyway of the two individuals that they were not going to be calmed down. They were not going to comply in any way."

Albuquerque PD Responds to Critics of Shooting Policy

June 16, 2010
"New Mexico is consistently in the top ten of the states with the highest number of assaults on police officers," said Albuquerque Chief Public Safety Officer Darren White.

Mehserle's Movements During BART Shooting Dissected at Murder Trial

June 16, 2010
If former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle intended to shoot and kill Oscar Grant during an arrest on an Oakland train platform, the way he went about it violated much of what he learned in training.

Portland PD Chief Wants to Transform Training From 'Fear-Based' to 'Competency and Confidence'

June 16, 2010
A month into his new job as Portland's police chief, Mike Reese said Tuesday he wants to transform training from a "fear-based model" -- where officers are taught to think a motorist reaching toward a floorboard is going for a gun -- to one founded on "competency and confidence" -- where a mentally ill man isn't treated like a bank robber.

Video of Seattle Officer Punching Teen Posted On YouTube

June 15, 2010
The department announced today that it hasn't passed judgment on Officer Ian Walsh's actions until the investigation is complete. A video posted to YouTube Monday evening shows Walsh punching a 19-year-old girl who had grabbed him, as he was trying to arrest another teen at a South Seattle intersection.

Albuquerque PD Criticized by Public for Officer-Involved Shootings

June 15, 2010
Seven officer-involved shootings in the first six months of the year has people questioning the Albuquerque Police Department's tactics.

Beaten Mass. Officer Says He Knew He Was in Trouble

June 15, 2010
"I knew I was in trouble when the guy punched his grandmother and aunt in front of me. It got so ugly I had to do something. I had him by the hand several times. Once they got me on the ground, they dragged me and had me against the building punching me and the open season began," Officer Eric Smith said.

Prison Official Helped N.Y. Cop Killer Get Parole

June 15, 2010
Brooklyn cop killer Shu'aib Raheem won parole with the help of a prison official who testified there was only a "very, very slim" chance he would break the law if freed.

Witness Says Mehserle Expressed Surprise After BART Shooting

June 15, 2010
A young man who was sitting inches from Oscar Grant when he was fatally shot by a former BART police officer said Monday that the officer, Johannes Mehserle, had blurted out a common term of shock.
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