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Jury Deadlocks, Philly Cop Killer Gets Life

November 8, 2010
The 12 Philadelphians who spent three days last week deliberating the fate of Rasheed Scrugs for the murder of Police Officer John Pawlowski returned to court this morning and essentially asked to start over.

Oakland To Lose More Officers, After Funding Measures Fail

November 8, 2010
Following the layoff of 80 Oakland officers in July due to city budget shortfalls, the department now stands at 673 officers. However, the city can only support 637 officers through June.
An NYPD traffic enforcement agent writes a ticket in Chinatown. Image via Flickr.com (ludwg).

Memos from Brooklyn Precinct Reveal NYPD Ticket Quotas

November 8, 2010
The NYPD says there's no such thing as a ticket quota, but memos posted at a Brooklyn stationhouse say otherwise. Two notices obtained by the Daily News clearly spell out how many moving-violation summonses cops should be handing out.

Violent Connecticut Home Invader Gets Death

November 8, 2010
Jurors chose the death penalty for one of two men who broke into a Connecticut home three years ago of endocrinologist Dr. William Petit and raped and murdered Petit's wife and two daughters before torching the house

Report: California Recidivism Among Highest In Nation

November 8, 2010
More than two-thirds of California's convicts return to crime within three years, according to a new state report that puts the state among the highest in the country for parolees returning to correctional facilities.
The LAPD is considering using Korean Jindo dogs for police work. Image via Flickr.com (mona).

LAPD Considers Korean Jindo for K-9 Duty

November 8, 2010
Traditionally, the LAPD has relied on German and Dutch shepherds and Belgian Malinois for K-9 duty, but the mid-size Jindos are known for their intelligence and hunting ability.
Riverside (Calif.) PD's Officer Ryan Bonaminio was fatally shot investigating a hit-and-run. Photo courtesy of Riverside PD.

Big-Rig Trucker Kills California Cop In Park Gunfight

November 8, 2010
Officer Ryan Bonaminio, a four-year veteran of the department and a U.S. Army veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, had responded to a hit-and-run call.

Oakland Mob Smashes Windshields, 100 Arrested

November 6, 2010
During Friday's rioting, a holster and gun were ripped from the belt of an Oakland officer. Another officer was struck by a car.

Protesters Massing In Oakland, As Officers Ready Themselves

November 5, 2010
Chief Anthony Batts told SF Gate.com, "We don't want to be physical, but we have plenty of resources." Officers will be on the lookout for out-of-town anarchists and carrying video cameras to record looting for later prosecution.

Video: Mehserle Sentenced To 2 Years

November 5, 2010
In issuing his sentence, Judge Robert Perry also threw out the gun enhancement, saying it was not supported by the evidence.
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