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L.A. County to Send 112 Deputies to Inauguration

December 19, 2008
The move will make the L.A. County department one of the largest contingents helping with crowd control and other duties at what are expected to be high-turnout festivities surrounding President-elect Barack Obama's swearing in.

New Hampshire Cop Killer Gets Death Penalty

December 18, 2008
Michael Addison was sentenced to death this morning for the murder of Manchester police Officer Michael Briggs, making him the first New Hampshire man to face execution in nearly 50 years.

Robert Ellis Acquitted of Murdering NYPD Officer Russel Timoshenko

December 18, 2008
An ex-con accused of the cold-blooded slaying of Police Officer Russel Timoshenko in a Brooklyn traffic stop was cleared of murder Wednesday night - a verdict that drew outrage and bewilderment.

Alabama Law Enforcement Teams with Truckers to Combat Aggressive Drivers

December 18, 2008
Two nurses on their way home to Walker County on Wednesday morning got more than a surprise on Interstate 65. The driver got a ticket for going 80 mph and a second ticket for failing to signal a lane change. The ticket was courtesy of Alabama's latest twist to catch bad drivers - spying them from the cab of an 18-wheeler.

S.C. Chief Proposes Incentive Pay for Officers to Move into Crime-Ridden Neighborhoods

December 18, 2008
Columbia Police Chief Tandy Carter wants to let officers take their cars home and to pay them up to $10,000 each to buy a house in one of the city’s most unsafe neighborhoods — and City Council members want to borrow money to pay for it.

Florida Police Say They've Solved 'America's Most Wanted' Murder

December 16, 2008
Police aren't talking about the case, but have scheduled a 2:30 press conference with John Walsh and the crew from "America's Most Wanted.'' Walsh became a vocal advocate for the plight of missing children after his son's death, testifying before Congress, founding the Adam Walsh Foundation and, in 1988, debuting his crime-fighting television program.

Texas Man Charged with Molestation After Police Read Girl's Letter to Santa

December 16, 2008

A 55-year-old Pharr resident was arrested after a young relative wrote a letter to Santa Claus wishing that the man would stop molesting her.

Officers Rescue California Kidnap Victim, 75, After Two-Day Ordeal

December 12, 2008

A 75-year-old woman was freed from a harrowing ordeal Wednesday morning after being kidnapped from her La Mesa home and found gagged with tape and tied up in the back of her station wagon, according to sheriff's detectives.

Philadelphia Police Radio System Will Cost $40 Million to Upgrade

December 12, 2008
A series of human errors caused a 40-minute failure in the city's police radio system July 22, according to a report submitted yesterday to City Council by the Nutter administration. The report also said the problem-plagued system would cost $40 million to upgrade—almost as much as it cost to install in 2002.

L.A. County Sheriff Catches Flak for Plan to Send Deputies to D.C. for Inauguration

December 11, 2008
County officials estimate that they would be on the hook for another $905,000 in salary and benefits. In addition, there is $81,000 in needed "cold weather gear" including jackets, gloves, hats and "turtleneck dickies" at a cost of $232 per deputy.
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