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New LAPD Chief Shakes Up Command Staff

November 25, 2009
New Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has promoted and demoted each of the two men who were finalists for the job he won, as well as making a litany of other changes to the department's command staff during his first week on the job.

N.C. Trooper Says Agency Dismissed Him For Losing Hat

November 24, 2009
Officer Thomas Wetherington, 22, says he was treated unfairly when the North Carolina Highway Patrol dismissed him in August over a lost hat.

Jury Gives Philadelphia Cop Killer Death Sentence

November 24, 2009
A week after convicting 23-year-old John Lewis for the killing of Philadelphia police officer Chuck Cassidy, the same jury handed the cop killer a death sentence.

Former Wyoming Trooper Gets 15 Years For Kidnapping Scheme

November 23, 2009
A former Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper received a 15-year prison sentence for an elaborate scheme to kill a Wal-Mart truck driver and seek a settlement from the corporation, the Justice Department announced.

BART Officer's Glass-Shattering Arrest Makes YouTube

November 23, 2009
While arresting a belligerent passenger, a San Francisco BART transit officer and suspect bumped into a station window, causing shattered glass to rain down on the two men.

TASER International’s 100th Lawsuit Dismissal Won on Summary Judgment

November 23, 2009
TASER International has won a major lawsuit. The company announced that on Nov. 20, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California entered an order and judgment for TASER in the arrest-related-death lawsuit titled Rosa v. TASER International, et al., granting TASER's motion for summary judgment.

Las Vegas Officer Is Department's Third Killed in 2009

November 20, 2009
Las Vegas police are mourning the death of Trevor Nettleton, the 30-year-old who was shot and killed while off duty during an attempted robbery attempt at his home, the Review Journal reports.

Drunk 'Ninja' Impales Himself On Fence Post

November 19, 2009
A drunken man who believed he was a ninja needed the help of police and aid crews after he impaled himself while attempting to vault over a fence, the SeattlePI.com reports.

N.M. Police ID 11 of 12 Bodies Found In Mass Grave

November 19, 2009
Albuquerque police have identified the 11th of 12 victims found in a makeshift grave in February, a 15-year-old runaway last seen in the Denver area in 2004, 9news.com reports.
Charlie Beck was sworn in today as the LAPD's new chief. Photo courtesy of LAPD.

Charlie Beck Sworn In As New LAPD Chief

November 17, 2009
The Los Angeles City Council has confirmed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's pick of Charlie Beck to take the nation's third largest police force, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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