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Law Enforcement Fatalities Surge 43 Percent In First Half of 2010

July 22, 2010
The number of U.S. law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty surged nearly 43 percent during the first half of 2010, according to preliminary data released by the NLEOMF. Fatal shootings and traffic-related deaths have increased sharply from 2009 and California, Texas, and Florida have experienced the most fatalities.

Chicago Police Protest Parole of Convicted Cop Killer

July 22, 2010
Charles Connolly is serving a sentence of up to 150 years in prison for the murder of Chicago police officer Tom Kelly, 26, and the wounding of his partner, Officer Tom Neustrom, 23, during a traffic stop in March 1970. The two were on a break to pick up tuxedos for Kelly's upcoming wedding.

NYPD Will Continue Stop-and-Frisk Intel Records, on Paper

July 22, 2010
NYPD officers can no longer keep a giant electronic library of everyone they stop on the street - but officers can still collect names the old-fashioned way on paper, a new NYPD memo says.
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Detroit Mayor Forces Police Chief to Resign, Cites Poor Judgement

July 22, 2010
Mayor Dave Bing, who hired Chief Warren Evans one year ago, said he and Deputy Mayor Saul Green decided Tuesday night to ask the chief to resign based on decisions Evans made "that compromised his position as chief."

Cop Impersonator Tried to Pull Over Real Undercover Cop, Say Police

July 21, 2010
A man was arrested on suspicion of impersonating a peace officer after he used an air horn and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle of an undercover cop on his way to provide emergency backup to officers.

Zebra Technologies Adds Laminator to Award-Winning ZXP Series 8 Retransfer Card Printer

July 20, 2010
Zebra Technologies Corp., a global leader in specialty printing and automatic identification solutions, has announced the addition of the laminator feature, capable of laminating both sides of a cards simultaneously, to the award-winning ZXP Series 8 retransfer card printer. The new laminator option will provide an extra layer of protection and security which is essential security element for federal credentialing, state driver's licensing, and for organizations with high security requirements.

Another California City May Disband Police to Save Money

July 20, 2010
Pomona is hardly the first L.A. County city to look at disbanding its police department. Tiny Sierra Madre considered doing away with its force, but ultimately rejected the idea. Maywood pulled the plug on its police force and virtually every other City Hall job earlier this month. Cudahy, which had been policed by Maywood, is now patrolled by sheriff's deputies.

Suspect in California Freeway Shootout Faced Third Strike

July 20, 2010
The man who engaged in a gun battle with California Highway Patrol officers Sunday on an Oakland freeway was a paroled bank robber who could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted under the state's "three strikes and you're out" law, authorities said Monday.

Accused Seattle Cop Killer Demands Reporter's Notes from Jailhouse Interviews

July 20, 2010
Christopher Monfort, 41, stands accused in a series of attacks on Seattle police culminating in the slaying of Officer Tim Brenton in an Oct. 31 ambush. Brenton's partner, Officer Britt Sweeney, was wounded in the attack; Monfort was shot during his arrest days later at his Tukwila apartment.

Police Consolidation Gains Traction in El Paso

July 20, 2010
The city of El Paso is seeking to patch a $10 million budget hole, and City Manager Joyce Wilson estimates local governments would save at least 25 percent on law-enforcement administrative costs -- possibly more than $800,000 a year.
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