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<p>Justus Howell (Photo: Facebook)</p>

Illinois Teen Shot, Killed by Police After Ripping Off Illegal Gun Dealer and Running Away with Stolen Handgun

April 7, 2015
A fight ensued and the gun discharged into the ground. Peet let go of the handgun when he heard police coming and saw officers running after Howell, who still had the gun, according to the statement. Peet also heard the officers give Howell commands and heard the gunshots.
<p>Officer Eduard Alba of the Miami Beach Police Department was dragged and injured when he stopped an 18-year-old driver who had no license and was reportedly racing in a busy tourist area. (Photo: YouTube)</p>

Miami Beach Officer Dragged and Injured But No Shots Fired Because of New Policy

April 7, 2015
The driver was charged with first-degree attempted murder, fleeing and eluding a police officer and leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury. Oates said it was likely that Alba’s bike helmet saved his life.

CHP Marks 45th Anniversary of Bloody Newhall Shootout

April 7, 2015
“The officers who lost their lives were very young and had families just like many of our officers do today,” CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said in a statement. “We honor the memory of the Newhall officers regularly and vow that their sacrifice and that of their loved ones will never be forgotten.”

Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Have Banned Use of Ticket Quantity as Officer Performance Metric

April 7, 2015
Arizona's governor has quashed legislation that would have limited the ability of police departments to consider how many citations a police officer has issued when looking at things like promotions.
<p>Suburban Houston agencies sent officers into area high schools to pose as students. The scenario is similar to the plot of the movie and TV show &quot;21 Jump Street.&quot; Jonah Hill, left, and Channing Tatum starred in the Columbia Pictures action comedy &quot;21 Jump Street.&quot; (Courtesy of Scott Garfield/Columbia Pictures/MCT) (Photo: Publicity Still)</p>

Inside a Real "21 Jump Street" Investigation in Suburban Houston

April 7, 2015
Six students in Pearland ISD – four or them adults; two still minors – were arrested and handed a total of 10 charges following the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Task Force undercover operation, which began in August 2014 and ended in March 2015.

How Agencies Try to Prevent Officers from Driving Drunk

April 7, 2015
Some departments, such as the Los Angeles Police Department, in recent years have told officers convicted of drunk driving charges that they have to sign a contract promising to stay sober and seek professional help if they want to keep their job, according to a 2012 Police Executive Research Forum article.

Video: The Compassion of a Wisconsin Officer Kept Future NBA Star on the Right Track

April 7, 2015
When police raided his house in the middle of the night as a 16-year-old, Butler suddenly found himself facing a minimum 10-year prison sentence fo something he knew he didn't do.
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Cleveland Officer Feared For His Life in 2012 Shooting

April 6, 2015
A Cleveland police officer feared that his life and the lives of fellow officers were in danger when he fired the final shots of a barrage of police gunfire that killed two unarmed suspects, his attorney said today during opening statements in the patrolman’s trial.

Man Uses 13-Year-Old Son as Getaway Driver

April 6, 2015
Police say an Albuquerque man opened fire at a customer he argued with at a gas station and then used his 13-year-old son as a getaway driver.

SF Police Chief Asks for Firing of 7 Officers in Texting Scandal

April 6, 2015
San Francisco PD's Chief Suhr announced he will ask the San Francisco police commission to terminate seven officers for sending, or responding to homophobic text messages. He will ask them to look at the actions of six others, as well. One police officer has already resigned.
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