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Dallas Police Officer Fired for Not Responding to Emergency Call

January 7, 2010
Last week, Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle fired a 13-year-veteran after he failed to respond to a police call and instead went to conduct personal business at a bank.

Philly Police to Buy 1,000 TASERs

January 7, 2010
The Philadelphia Police Department has agreed to buy 1,000 Tasers to expand the use of less-than-lethal weapons by officers often called upon to deal with unruly, mentally ill people.

Iowa Man Bites Officer During Bar Fight

January 6, 2010
A 22-year-old Iowa man started off his 2010 by biting a police officer 11 minutes into the new year during a physical altercation with another patron of the Boogaloo Cafe in Burlington.

Denver Cops: Medical Pot Sale Linked to Homicide

January 5, 2010
Police say a medical marijuana sale gone awry early this morning led to the fatal shooting of a man in Denver.

L.A. Airport Police Union Urges Full-Body Scans at Checkpoints

January 5, 2010
The Los Angeles airport police union urged the federal government Monday to begin requiring full-body scans for every passenger at airport security checkpoints, saying metal detectors are no longer enough.

Philly Officer to be Stripped of Badge for Off-Duty Killing of Unarmed Man

January 5, 2010
The off-duty police officer who shot and killed an unarmed 21-year-old man in November during a street fight will be stripped of his badge, Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey announced yesterday.

Las Vegas Courthouse Shooter was Upset Over Benefits Fight

January 5, 2010
FBI Special Agent Joseph Dickey of the Las Vegas field office said investigators believe the gunman was acting alone when he fatally shot the officer and wounded a deputy U.S. marshal. Dickey said the shooting, which occurred about 8:05 a.m. at the courthouse at 333 Las Vegas Blvd. South, didn't appear to be an act of terrorism.

DA Won't Prosecute Officer Who Kicked Gang Member In the Head

January 1, 2010
In his report declining to file charges, Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Jason Lustig wrote that Fierro may have been provoked into using a distraction blow when he kicked Richard Rodriguez. The blow was meant to stun or distract Rodriguez rather, Lustig added.

N.C. Officer Fired After Forced Sex Acts In Patrol Car

January 1, 2010
Marcus Ramon Jackson, 25, was arrested Wednesday, after two young women told investigators he pulled them over on traffic stops and forced them to engage in sex acts with him.

$5K Reward Offered In Philly Officer's Shooting

January 1, 2010
Officer Martin Campbell, 23, is recovering from surgery to his leg after a bullet nicked an artery. Two men have been arrested in connection to the shooting.
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