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Grant Supporters Desecrate Fresno Police Memorial

July 9, 2010
Walls with the names of 58 officers who died in the line of duty were covered in white paint, and notes were left stating, "Rest in peace Oscar Grant."

Suspect Faces Murder One In Chicago Officer's Killing

July 9, 2010
The officer was standing near his vehicle, when Brewer jumped him, grabbed his service weapon and fatally shot the officer.

Former BART Officer Mehserle Convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter

July 8, 2010
The verdict was the first conviction of an officer or deputy on any murder charge in Los Angeles County in almost three decades.

Major League Baseball Team Warned of Possible Riots in Oakland This Weekend

July 8, 2010
Major League Baseball has called the Los Angeles Angels to warn them about the possibility of riots in Oakland this weekend during their series with the Oakland A's if a verdict comes down in the case of a former Bart officer who is on trial for shooting an unarmed man on a train platform.

Man Holds Mother Hostage For Failing to Iron Clothes

July 8, 2010
The man was charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment in the June 30 incident. The man threatened the mother with a gun, after she refused to iron his clothes, a task he described as "woman's work."

California City Disbands Police Force

July 8, 2010
The City Council voted in late June to disband its 85-year-old agency to save nearly two-thirds of next year's $3.5-million budget shortfall. The department has 32 employees. The sheriff's office, which has 462 deputies, has agreed to offer full-time jobs to all San Carlos officers.

LE Agencies Begin Using Philips HeartStart Defibrillators

July 8, 2010
While CPR may help prolong the window of survival, it cannot restore a normal cardiac rhythm. For every minute that goes by without defibrillation, a cardiac arrest victim's chance of survival decreases by about 10 percent. After 10 minutes without defibrillation, attempts at resuscitation are unlikely to succeed.

National LE Museum Acquires J. Edgar Hoover Material

July 8, 2010
Through a donation from the J. Edgar Hoover Foundation, the museum has acquired more than 2,000 items from Hoover's estate, including numerous items that relate to his personal and professional life, specifically his tenure as director of the FBI from 1924 to 1972.

Chicago Officer Disarmed, Then Shot With Own Gun

July 7, 2010
The fatally shot officer was working a detail dedicated to addressing youth violence when he was jumped outside a facility used by targeted response and gang enforcement units.

Chicago Officer Fatally Shot Leaving Police Building

July 7, 2010
While leaving a police building at about 3:45 p.m., the officer was shot in the head, while trying to stop a robbery attempt. The incident happened at 61st and Racine outside of the facility used by the department's targeted response and gang enforcement units.
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