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<p>Photo courtesy of West Bloomfield PD.</p>

Vigil for Fallen Mich. Cop Draws 1,000

September 12, 2012
A flock of birds flew above headed northeast in a sky cast orange and blue by the setting sun as a crowd of over 1,000 below gathered to honor fallen West Bloomfield Police Officer Patrick O'Rourke during a candlelight vigil Tuesday evening.

Calif. Man Injures Police Dog During Pursuit

September 12, 2012
A probationer repeatedly slammed the head of a Corona (Calif.) Police Department K-9 with a car door during a foot pursuit on Saturday.

Philly Cop Struck By Partner's Bullet

September 12, 2012
A Philadelphia Police officer was wounded late Tuesday by a ricochet from a shotgun round fired by his partner during a vehicle stop. Jose Roman, a 44-year-old SWAT officer, had the wind knocked out of him when he was hit, but recovered and handcuffed a suspect.

Jury Awards Minn. Cop $184K In Discrimination Suit

September 11, 2012
Officer Sean Coffey had lobbied for members of the police officers union to issue a vote of no confidence against Chief Bill Sullivan. The suit alleged that Sullivan retaliated by placing Coffey on paid administrative leave and later recommending to the City Council that it fire him.
<p>Photo courtesy of Jupiter PD.</p>

Additional Details Released In Fla. Cop's Motorcycle Crash

September 11, 2012
The Jupiter (Fla.) Police officer killed Sunday while working a presidential motorcade crossed several lanes on Interstate 95 and pulled in front of a pickup truck in an attempt to block traffic.

Pa. Cop Faces Harassment Charge for Punching Chief

September 11, 2012
A West Reading (Pa.) Police officer faces a harassment charge, after he repeatedly punched his chief during a closed-door argument. Officer Ronald Ladd and Chief Edward Fabriziani have been on paid leave since the Aug. 31 altercation.

Illegal Immigrants In L.A. Could Get Library Cards

September 11, 2012
The Los Angeles Public Library card could one day become a form of identification for the city's large illegal immigrant population that would allow them to open bank accounts and access services.

Video: Okla. Cop Suspended for TASERing Drunk Woman

September 11, 2012
A McAlestar (Okla.) Police officer remains on active duty but can no longer use his TASER, after he used the less-lethal weapon on an intoxicated, handcuffed woman who spit on him.
<p>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Inventorchris</a></p>

Dallas Cop Kills Self While Cleaning Weapon

September 11, 2012
A Dallas Police Department officer fatally shot himself while cleaning his service weapon at home on Monday afternoon, the department announced. Officer Christopher Pasley died as a result of an apparent accidental discharge.
<p>Screenshot via Lex18.</p>

Ky. Man Accused of Killing Lawman Had Mean Streak

September 11, 2012
Charles Hammer, 81, is accused of killing the former police chief and sheriff, who arrested him in 2002 on charges of harassment, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
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