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BART Officer Testifies That Man Killed New Year's Eve Was Uncooperative

May 28, 2009

A colleague of the former BART police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man early New Year's Day testified Wednesday that the victim would still be alive if he and his friends had cooperated with police.

Killer of Phoenix Officer Gets Death Penalty

May 28, 2009

A Maricopa County Superior Court jury deliberated barely three hours before agreeing to the death penalty for convicted cop killer Donald Delahanty on Wednesday. It might have been a foregone conclusion. Delahanty, 22, was found guilty May 5 of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Phoenix police Officer David Uribe during a traffic stop in May 2005.

Pennsylvania Woman Booked for False Abduction Report, Theft Charges Pending

May 28, 2009

Authorities are looking into additional charges of theft against Bonnie Sweeten, the Bucks County mother whose bogus claim of being kidnapped with her 9-year-old daughter set off a massive law enforcement manhunt and a national media frenzy. The saga ended yesterday at Walt Disney World, where Sweeten, 38, had flown with daughter Julia Rakoczy Tuesday after emptying thousands from various bank accounts and using a former coworker's driver's license to travel.

Florida Officer Recovering from Shooting

May 28, 2009

The Coral Springs officer shot several times by an assault rifle-wielding robber during a police chase Saturday night should make a full recovery and be home by the weekend, his family said during a press conference. Officer Paul Kempinsky IV continued Wednesday to recover at North Broward Medical Center, undergoing yet another surgery, this time to repair a bullet wound in his arm, said his father, Paul Kempinsky III.

Man Beaten After Police Chase Sues Birmingham PD and City

May 28, 2009
Anthony Warren, the unconscious man beaten in 2008 by five Birmingham police officers filed a federal lawsuit this week against the officers, the city of Birmingham and Chief A.C. Roper.

Ex-Charlotte Officers Get Nine Years for Shielding Drug Dealer

May 28, 2009

Former Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers Gerald Holas and Jason Ross, accused of protecting a drug dealer, were each sentenced Wednesday to nine years in prison for conspiring to distribute cocaine.

FBI to Assume Greater Role in Terrorism Fight

May 28, 2009

The FBI and Justice Department plan to significantly expand their role in global counter-terrorism operations, part of a U.S. policy shift that will replace a CIA-dominated system of clandestine detentions and interrogations with one built around transparent investigations and prosecutions.

Why Are Detroit-Area Jail Cells Empty?

May 28, 2009

Empty jail cells are normally something to celebrate, but Wayne County's top law enforcement officials say the hundreds of vacant jail beds are not because of a drop in crime or more reasonable sentencing. Floors of the downtown Detroit jail are empty because police are arresting fewer people accused of those crimes. Altogether, three county jails that held about 2,500 prisoners a year ago now house 400 fewer inmates.

DHS Approves EF Johnson Technologies Lab for Testing Emergency Responder Radios

May 27, 2009

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has formally approved the company's engineering lab to test emergency responder radios for interoperability standards compliance.

Department Dismisses Charges Against 12 Baltimore Officers

May 26, 2009

Internal prosecutor who handled the cases was dismissed, after the police union informed The Baltimore Sun that she backdated charging documents. The move prompted the department to drop prosecution.

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