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N.C. Deputy Wounded, Suspect Arrested

August 25, 2009
A man is in custody this morning after a manhunt in Statesville, N.C., which left a sheriff's deputy wounded and the opening of two schools delayed.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD to Hire 125 Officers

August 25, 2009
Charlotte City Council members voted Monday night for City Manager Curt Walton's plan to hire 125 additional police officers. Fifty will be hired with $8.5 million in federal stimulus dollars, and will start in September.

L.A. City Attorney Wants to Bust Taggers for Hanging Out

August 25, 2009
Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich wants to give police the ability to arrest "taggers" simply for hanging out together, without having to catch them in the act -- raising thorny constitutional issues as he lays the groundwork for a campaign to tackle the city's vexing graffiti problem.
Tags: LAPD, Graffiti

NFL Rookie Arrested After Shoving Baltimore Officer

August 24, 2009
Anthony Fein, a rookie who's trying to make the Baltimore Ravens as a back-up linebacker, was arrested Sunday night, after he apparently shoved an officer, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Police Officer Saves Paramedic Wife's Life

August 21, 2009
Susan Odom is a paramedic with Atmore Ambulance. Arthur Odom is an officer with the Atmore (Ala.) Police Department. They've been married for 4 1/2 years. When Susan dialed 911 after choking, her husband answered the call and came to her rescue.

Leonard Peltier's Parole Request Denied

August 21, 2009
The Native American, who was convicted in 1977 of murdering two FBI agents during a 1975 shootout in South Dakota, has been denied parole, the FBI announces. Next parole hearing: 2024.
Midland County Sheriff deputies were fired, after they photographed a waitress holding their AR-15 patrol rifle. Photo via Midland County Sheriff's Office.

Texas Deputy Dismissed After Photographing Waitress With Patrol Rifle

August 21, 2009
A Midland (Texas) County sheriff's deputy was fired after he and four other deputies photographed a waitress holding one of their AR-15 patrol rifles while they were visiting a restaurant, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

St. Louis Police Bristle at Bosses' Inquiry on Their Confidential Informers

August 20, 2009
Worried about liars in their ranks, city police officials are demanding that up to 20 officers tell bosses details about their confidential informers. But the St. Louis Police Officers Association has won a temporary restraining order to block the inquiry.
Photo via RobotSkirts (Flickr.com).

California Pot Farm Fire Reveals Troubling Trend

August 20, 2009
Narcotics agents said Tuesday they had little doubt that the nearly 90,000-acre La Brea fire in California was started by Mexican drug traffickers who were tending a large, sophisticated marijuana farm planted on the side of a mountain in the Los Padres National Forest.
Police Magazine's Web Editor Paul Clinton interviews Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley about his arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. Photo courtesy of John Carp.

Sgt. Crowley Thanks FOP For Support at Trade Show

August 17, 2009
Following the morning ceremony, Crowley told POLICE Magazine he has been focusing on re-establishing his routine as an administrative sergeant with the Cambridge Police Department since returning to his agency a week ago.
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