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Mehserle's Intent Is the Focus of BART Trial Starting Today

June 2, 2010
The defense will argue not that Mehserle acted in self defense, but that the shooting was accidental because Mehserle believed he drew his Taser in the four seconds he drew his sidearm and fired.

U.S. Marshals Capture Cop-Killing Fugitive

June 2, 2010
The U.S. Marshals Service announced today the capture Tuesday of convicted cop killer and child molester Paul Clouston in Merced, Calif., following a viewer tip to the "America's Most Wanted" television program. A native of Pennsylvania, Clouston, 73, was added to the U.S. Marshals list of 15 most wanted fugitives Nov. 30, 2006.

Compton Leaders Hope To Reestablish Police Department

June 2, 2010
Compton council members voted Tuesday to sever ties with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department that has overseen a precipitous drop in the murder rate.

Supreme Court Votes 5-4 to Loosen Miranda Rules

June 1, 2010
The court said the suspect had the duty to invoke his rights. If he failed to do so, his later words could be used to convict him, the justices said.

Subject Killed in New Year's 2009 BART Incident Had Criminal Past

June 1, 2010
Defense attorneys representing Officer Johannes Mehserle in a murder trial that begins Wednesday in Los Angeles plan to call to the stand a San Leandro, Calif., police officer who says Oscar Grant ran from him and a fellow officer with a loaded pistol in 2006 after a traffic stop, forcing the officers to shock him with a Taser and then kick him when he wouldn't put his hands behind his back.

Budget Woes May Force N.J. Towns to Lay Off Officers

June 1, 2010
Officers and their union representatives feel that governments are in search of a quick budget fix and are too willing to sacrifice public safety by laying off officers.

Philly PD Brass Work to Keep Officers' Unauthorized Crime Scene Photos From Web

June 1, 2010
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey condemned the taking of personal photos at crime scenes, calling it unprofessional and immature.

Dallas Police Sergeant's Thesis Questions Role-Playing Process in Promotions

June 1, 2010
In his 50-plus-page master's thesis, Sgt. Stephen Bishopp concludes that Dallas places too much emphasis on an assessment center process in which job candidates get about 40 minutes of face time with evaluators in role-playing scenarios. The role-playing assessment center accounts for 60 percent of their promotion score for the rank of lieutenant.

Fort Worth Officer Shoots Suspect After Gun Grab

May 31, 2010
A 22-year Fort Worth Police Department veteran officer shot a suspect who grabbed his gun during a burglary in progress.

Video Shows LAPD Officer Kicking Cyclist Protester

May 30, 2010
Part of the incident was captured on a hand-held camera and posted as "Hollywood Cops Attack Bicycle Riders." The clip shows one officer kicking a protester, and does not clearly show the incident.
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