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Chicago Officer Rescues Man from Lake Michigan

January 19, 2015
A Chicago police officer rescued a man from Lake Michigan, just minutes before the man sank into the freezing water.
<p>Chief Louis Ross (Photo: Sentinel PD)</p>

No Charges for Man Who Shot Oklahoma Chief During Swatting Incident

January 19, 2015
Bullets then ripped out of Dallas Horton’s firearm, striking Ross’ vest-protected chest three times. A fourth bullet struck Ross’ arm.
<p>MFT 30-round capacity magazine.</p>

SHOT Show 2015: Mission First Tactical Unveils New Polymer Mags in 5.56

January 19, 2015
Mission First Tactical, LLC (MFT) has announced that MFT Mags in 5.56 are now available. MFT has designed the polymer 5.56 magazine in 30-round and 10-round capacities for the AR15 and M4 platforms. The magazines fit a wide range of additional rifles including the HK 416 and MR556A1, M27 IAR, British SA-80, FN SCAR MK 16/16S, and others.

SHOT Show 2015: POF-USA Updates Its Olde School AR

January 19, 2015
Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) has taken its standard direct impingement rifle, The Olde School, and added a twist of innovation by replacing the standard stainless steel gas tube with a straight Inconel gas tube.

Video: Fort Worth Officer Stabbed, Suspect Shot and Killed at Traffic Stop

January 18, 2015
The officer pulled over a vehicle in the 1700 block of Northeast 36th Street at about 4 a.m., and a fight began between the suspect, who was alone, and the officer, police said. During the fight, the man stabbed the officer multiple times in the leg, and the officer shot him, police said.

Video: 2 Murdered, 4 in Custody After Ultraviolent Florida Crime Spree

January 16, 2015
One of the suspects invaded a home and allegedly murdered the mother and daughter. Police responding to a tip from a neighbor who heard screams surrounded the house. The suspect reportedly stole the homeowner's car and crashed through the garage door in a hail of fire from the officers.

Holder Severely Limits Federal Civil Asset Forfeiture Program

January 16, 2015
While police can continue to make seizures under their own state laws, the federal program was easy to use and required most of the proceeds from the seizures to go to local and state police departments. Many states require seized proceeds to go into the general fund.

Dallas Pension System May End Deferred Retirement Program for Police, Firefighters

January 16, 2015
Beginning April 1, police officers and firefighters no longer can enter the Deferred Retirement Option Plan, known as DROP. The plan is meant to keep officers and firefighters with more than 20 years of experience from retiring too young by redirecting their pension earnings to an account that guarantees a high annual interest rate.
<p>The shooting of&nbsp;Officer Tyler Jacob Stewart was captured on his body camera and released by the Flagstaff PD, as required by law.</p>

Release of Body Camera Video of Arizona Officer Being Shot Raises Privacy Issues

January 16, 2015
"We have to abide by the Arizona state law when it comes to releasing public records information," said Flagstaff Deputy Chief Walter Miller, who said officials sought legal advice before determining that they had to release the video under Arizona law.
<p>Photo of guard booth that resisted bullets in Austin shooting: Delta Scientific</p>

Delta Bullet-Proof Guard Booth Withstands Austin Shooter's Bullets

January 16, 2015
Delta Scientific, manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, announced this week that no bullets penetrated a Delta bullet-proof guard booth in a downtown Austin, Texas, shooting.
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