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BART Police Complete Slaying Probe, Forward Results to D.A.

January 13, 2009
BART police wrapped up their preliminary investigation Monday of the officer-involved shooting New Year's Day of an unarmed man in Oakland and have forwarded the case to the Alameda County district attorney's office, officials said.

San Francisco Police Respond to BART Protest

January 13, 2009
A raucous crowd protesting the shooting death of a BART passenger marched through downtown San Francisco tonight, overturning trash cans, tossing traffic barriers and lighting small garbage fires. San Francisco police in riot gear quickly moved in and closed off streets as the crowd broke up into smaller groups, scattering in all directions.

Oceanside, Calif., Cop-Killer, 18, Gets Life Without Parole

January 13, 2009
Vista Superior Court, Penifoti Taeotui, 18, was sentenced to 56 years in prison for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and a consecutive term of life without parole for one count of murder.

A Hero's Fall: Honored for Trolley Square Bravery, Hammond Now an Ex-Cop

January 13, 2009
Ogden, Utah, police officer Ken Hammond, called a hero for confronting Trolley Square gunman Sulejman Talovic in February 2007, resigned from the force Friday following accusations of having sex with a minor.

Raleigh Crime Up, Bucking Trend

January 13, 2009
Though crime declined across the country in the first six months of last year, an FBI report released Monday shows both violent and property crime rose in Raleigh.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD Reports Significant Crime Drop

January 11, 2009
Mecklenburg crime dropped sharply in the second half of last year after months of spiking violence and home break-ins drove residents to march on City Hall and in some cases hire their own security.

Los Angeles Officials Expect Crime Dip in 2009

January 11, 2009
Even as they touted another year of falling crime rates in Los Angeles and expressed confidence that 2009 could bring further declines, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Police Chief William J. Bratton said Monday that the LAPD's success in the upcoming year is tied to the city's financial picture.

Troops, Cops to Surge for President-Elect Barack Obama's Inaugural

January 11, 2009
Military and law enforcement officials told the Daily News they're adding more soldiers and cops than previously planned to help safeguard Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in.

BART Shooting Protest Organizer Devastated by Oakland Riot

January 9, 2009
When the marchers reached the Lake Merritt BART Station around 6:15 p.m., protest organizer Evan Shamar saw things start to go bad. Marchers began kicking newspaper stands and using papers to start fires. As he saw them throwing bottles and spitting on police cars, Shamar said he wept and returned to the Fruitvale Station.

Phoenix Police Aim to Curb ID Theft by Withholding Report Info

January 9, 2009
Personal identifying information such as names of injured victims, birth dates of criminals and the addresses where crimes are committed will be redacted completely from the written public record in some cases, officials said Wednesday.
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