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Patrol officer models the 5.11 Tactical PDU at IACP Denver.

5.11 Tactical Shows Innovative New Uniform at IACP Conference

October 8, 2009
The PDU is machine washable and will withstand 50 washes with no fading and shrinking, according to 5.11. It's also waterproof and wrinkle resistant but comfortable and breathable.

Families Show Solidarity For Ambushed Winston-Salem Officers

October 8, 2009
Families and the police chief of the two Winston-Salem police officers who were ambushed at a Bojangles restaurant on Wednesday by an armed gunman kept a vigil for the men, one of whom was gravely injured when he was shot in the face, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.
Image courtesy of the Slidell Police Department.

Louisiana Police Arrest Nude Burglar

October 8, 2009
The Slidell (La.) Police Department have arrested the man captured by a resident's video surveillance system, while he broke into a home in the buff.

Feds Strip Sheriff Arpaio of Immigration Powers

October 7, 2009
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he would continue his "crime suppression" sweeps to enforce immigration laws in Arizona, after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security stripped him of powers to arrest illegals based solely on their immigration status, the East Valley Tribune reports.

Montana Town Will Form Police Department

October 7, 2009
Officials in Hardin, Mont., have authorized the formation of a Hardin Police Department, and again assured their residents they would not hire a mysterious California security firm to run their jail, the Flathead Beacon reports.

South Gate Settles Officer Discrimination Claim For $18 Million

October 7, 2009
The California city of South Gate has paid out $18 million to a group of 16 officers who said they faced racially motivated discrimination as a result of their association with a Latino police official who left the department in 2002, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Birmingham Chief Says Officers Made Proper Decision Not To Arrest Tigers' Cabrera

October 7, 2009
Birmingham police officers who released drunken Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, following a domestic violence call, followed department policy by not arresting the ballplayer, according to Chief Richard Patterson, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Private Security Company's Deal To Manage Empty Montana Jail Unravels

October 6, 2009
A mysterious company calling itself American Police Force was slated to take over a jail in Hardin, Mont., but the deal is now off, after the state's attorney general began scrutinizing it, the Billings Gazette initially reported.

Florida Officer's Drive-by Tasering Results In Man's Death

October 5, 2009
The Pensacola (Fla.) Police Department is reviewing its policy on the use of less-lethal force, after an officer used a stun gun from his moving patrol car, PNJ.com reports.

FBI Probes Excessive Force Allegations of Burbank PD

October 2, 2009
Issues relate to "use of force, defensive tactics, Tasers, pepper spray, or the rules and ramifications pertaining to the use of excessive force or a violation of civil/constitutional rights," according to the Los Angeles Times.
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