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Suspects in Houston Cop Killing, Reportedly Illegal Immigrants

June 25, 2009
The gunman who shot and killed a Houston police officer and then was fatally shot during an undercover sting late Tuesday is believed to have been an illegal immigrant from Mexico, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

Two Men Shot by Off-Duty Officer at Angel Stadium

June 25, 2009

Two men were hospitalized after being shot by an off-duty police officer who they allegedly assaulted in the Angel Stadium parking lot in Anaheim, Calif., following Wednesday night's game.

NYPD Seeks Teens who Attacked Children with "Drano Bomb"

June 25, 2009

The teenagers tossed a bottle, believed to be filled with a mix of Drano and other liquids, across South Eighth St. in Williamsburg on Sunday about 8 p.m., police and witnesses said. The stinging substance splashed several kids.

Deputies Exonerated In Shooting of Mayor's Dogs

June 24, 2009

The Prince George's County sheriff's office has concluded that SWAT deputies did nothing wrong when they charged into the home of the mayor of Berwyn Heights during a drug investigation last summer and fatally shot his family's two dogs, the Washington Post reports.

Police Arrest Man in Miniskirt Viewing Porn in Gym

June 24, 2009

Tustin (Calif.) Police arrested a man on suspicion of drug possession Tuesday after finding him wearing women's clothes and looking at porn in an apartment gym. Stephen Murdoch, 45, was dressed in a miniskirt, stockings and heels, and was looking at pornography on a computer, said Tustin police Sgt. Jeff Blair.

Georgia Officer Kills Gunman After Being Shot in Vest

June 24, 2009
A Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., police officer who was shot in the chest by a gunman killed his assailant, according to police. The gunman's bullet was stopped by the officer's vest.

NYPD Detective Convicted of Perjury, Faces Up to 7 Years in Jail

June 24, 2009

Detective Christopher Perino faces up to seven years in prison for testifying that he did not interrogate attempted murder suspect Erik Crespo. It turned out that the then-17-year-old recorded 70 minutes of Perino's questioning on his MP3 player.

Tags: NYPD, Perjury

San Diego Officer Cleared in Off-Duty Shooting

June 23, 2009

A San Diego police officer who was acquitted by a jury in case of an off-duty road-rage shooting will return to work Monday, according to Police Chief William Lansdowne, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Baltimore P.D. Settles Race-Bias Suit, Will Hire Monitor

June 23, 2009

The Baltimore Police Department has agreed to pay $4.5 million and hire a consultant to monitor its internal disciplinary process for the next three years to settle a lawsuit that alleged institutional race discrimination, the Baltimore Sun reports.

DNA molecules often provide crucial genetic information in law enforcement investigations. This display at the Oxford University Natural History Museum is courtesy of net_efekt at Flickr.

L.A. County Sheriff Suspends DNA Testing in Sexual Assault Cases

June 23, 2009

Out of cash and understaffed, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has suspended its faltering effort to analyze DNA evidence from thousands of rape and sexual assault cases, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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