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Police Fatally Shoot Woman With Meat Cleaver

December 16, 2009
Modesto police shot a woman on a California playground after she allegedly entered school grounds and began hitting herself in the head with a meat cleaver.

Chicago Officer Who Pummelled Female Bartender Fired

December 16, 2009
The Chicago Police Board has fired Anthony Abbate, whose videotaped beat-down of a female bartender while he was off duty landed on YouTube and embarrassed Chicago police.
Former LAPD Chief William Bratton will have more time for private events, after turning over the top-cop job to Charlie Beck. Photo via David Markland (Flickr.com).

High-Profile Big-City Chiefs Depart In 2009

December 16, 2009
Next year 10 of the nation's most populous cities will have new chiefs — Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Oakland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Tampa.

Philly Fugitives Owe City More Than $1 Billion

December 15, 2009
Before the robbery, Scott had skipped out under the courts' “deposit bail“ system, which requires many offenders to pay only 10 percent of their bail while signing IOUs for the remainder. In the early 1970s, it replaced a system run by largely corrupt private bail bondsmen.

Atlanta Police Bust Six Gang Members for Smash-and-Grab Robberies

December 15, 2009
The four adults and two juveniles were being questioned by detectives Tuesday morning, Atlanta police spokesman Otis Redmond said. Redmond said three of the suspects had arrest warrants for previous thefts at a Radio Shack store in Atlanta and Georgio's Big and Tall men's store in the Greenbriar Mall.

NYPD Officers' Car Burglarized in Seattle After Lakewood Memorial

December 15, 2009
The officers stopped by Pike Place Market before returning to New York. While their rental car was parked nearby, thieves broke into the 2010 Ford Explorer and ripped off all their luggage, including the uniforms they wore to the memorial.

Experts Say Dallas PD Manipulates Violent Crime Stats

December 15, 2009
In a one-week sample of cases from this summer, a Dallas Morning News review estimated that the department's tally of aggravated assaults should have been at least 50 percent higher.

5.11 and Wiley X Team Up for ANSI-Approved Protective Eyewear

December 14, 2009
5.11 Tactical has teamed up with Wiley X Eyewear to create a superior line of high-performance eyewear. Both new styles, the Climb and the Shear, have excellent fit, optical clarity, ballistic protection, and provide full UVA/UVB protection.

Lakewood Officers Return To Reopened Parkland Coffeehouse

December 14, 2009
Lakewood police Sgt. Mark Eakes was the first customer served at the Forza Coffee Company drive-thru on Saturday, as the coffeehouse re-opened less than two weeks after four officers from the department were shot.
Chief Harold Hurtt presents an award to Lieutenant Timothy Kubiak in 2007. Image via Houston Police Department.

Houston Mayor Promises New Chief

December 14, 2009
Mayor-elect Annise Parker will likely replace Chief Harold Hurtt. The new mayor has said she would like to modernize the department with new technology and a decentralized policing style used in New York and Los Angeles for the nation's fourth largest city.
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