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S.C. Chief In Hot Water Over Investigation of Mayor's Car Accident

May 7, 2010
Columbia (S.C.) Police Chief Tandy Carter may lose his job because he didn't hand over the investigation into the mayor's car accident to an outside agency.

SF Police Close Drug Lab, Outsource Work

May 6, 2010
Private labs will test substances to determine if they are illicit drugs under departmental supervision. The department will continue to use its crime lab for ballistic testing and DNA analysis.

California Deputy Stops Shooting Rampage

May 6, 2010
The gunman had doused areas of the home with gasoline. He shot five of the 10 residents of the home before the deputy shot the gunman, who carried an AK-47 rifle. Residents of the home were reportedly jumping out of the upstairs windows.
A New Orleans PD squad car patrols the city at night. Photo via zedekiah12 (Flickr).

New Orleans Picks Nashville Chief to Fix Troubled Department

May 6, 2010
The 49-year-old Serpas, a former second-in-command at the department, has been the chief in Nashville since 2004.

Decade of Bad Busts by Authorities Costs New York City $305 Million

May 6, 2010
New York City has shelled out $305 million in the last 10 years to settle claims of false arrest, wrongful conviction and excessive force by cops, the Daily News has learned.

Car-Buff NYPD Detective Helped Break Times Square Bomb Case

May 6, 2010
The son of a mechanic and a proud "car guy," Det. John Wright located the first and most important link in the complex chain that led to the bombing suspect: the vehicle identification number on the Nissan Pathfinder parked on W. 45th St.

MLB Players Applaud Philly Cop for TASERing Field-Jumping Fan

May 6, 2010
While some question the use of force on a teen who ran on to the field as a lark, plenty of players, baseball officials and security officers say it's difficult to make that determination in the moment. Recalling the stabbing of tennis star Monica Seles in 1993, and the beating of Royals first base coach Tom Gamboa in 2002, they stressed the need to feel safe on the field.

GAO Report Says 'Watch List' Gun Purchases Approved In 91% of Background Checks

May 5, 2010
From Feb 2004 to Feb. 2010, individuals on U.S. terror watch lists were involved in background checks 1,225 times. About 91 percent of the time, the transactions were allowed to proceed.

Feds Located NY Bomb Suspect From Prepaid Cell Phone

May 5, 2010
Shahzad used the phone to call the Connecticut woman who sold him the vehicle using Craigslist. The phone had received four calls from Pakistan. One of the numbers led authorities to Shahzad.

QuiqLite Introduces Stealth Concealable Pocket Flashlight

May 5, 2010
QuiqLite has introduced the Stealth, its newest hands-free concealed light source for your uniform shirt pocket and tactical vest.
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