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Sean Bell's Loved Ones Say 'Serious' Chance of Civil Rights Case

November 20, 2008
Sean Bell's family met with federal prosecutors Tuesday and came away believing the feds could press a civil rights case against cops who gunned down the unarmed groom-to-be.

N.C. Sheriff's Official Apologizes for Tasering of Man at Funeral

November 20, 2008
A North Carolina sheriff's official has apologized for plunging a funeral into chaos when undercover agents tried to arrest the dead man's son -- and used a Taser on him in the process.
Tags: TASER

Experts: Bad Economies Don't Cause Crime Waves

November 20, 2008
With the economy's current troubles, many people assume a crime wave is just around the corner. But criminologists say that's just an American myth.

N.C. Sheriff's Deputies Tase Pallbearer at Father's Funeral

November 19, 2008
Unbeknownst to some family and friends, the younger Russ had failed to keep a promise of turning himself in to sheriff’s deputies. So the sheriff’s office planned to arrest him discreetly at the 2 p.m. funeral – a move that backfired in the emotionally charged environment. Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Ed McMahon chalked it up to bad timing.
Tags: TASER

South Dakota Judge Clears Seattle Officers of Gun Charges Stemming from Off-Duty Shooting

November 19, 2008
Seattle Police Officers' Guild President Rich O'Neill said he and others were puzzled by the South Dakota prosecutor's decision to file gun charges against Smith and McCoy, who, he said, were lawfully armed when a Hells Angels member attacked Smith at a Sturgis bar.

Cop Fired Over Web Site Sworn in as Detroit Officer

November 15, 2008
John Bennett, 45, was fired 4 1/2 years ago after he refused an order from then-Chief Jerry Oliver to shut down his Web site, www.firejerryo.com. Oliver, a favorite target of Bennett, eventually quit amid a controversy created when he failed to declare a handgun packed in bags for a flight out of Metro Airport.

Man Shot and Killed by LAPD Officers in Wilshire Center Area

November 14, 2008
The man repeatedly reached for his waistband while he led police on a short foot chase to New Hampshire and 3rd streets. There, two officers shot him after he reached again for the black object, Lopez said. The shooting happened shortly after 7 p.m.; the man died later at a hospital.

Jury Awards LAPD Officer $3.6 Million in Retaliation Suit

November 14, 2008
A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury on Wednesday awarded $3.6 million to a Los Angeles police officer who said he was demoted and suffered retaliation when he stood up for a sexually harassed colleague.

Detroit Police Fatally Shoot Gunman

November 14, 2008
Responding officers shot the 52-year-old after he pointed a gun at them, investigators said. Officers noticed the man had a gun as they were talking to the person who called for help at 1:14 a.m. Tuesday, spokesman James Tate said.

Discounts Available for TREXPO West 2009 Travel Arrangements

November 13, 2008
TREXPO West 2009 attendees are eligible for special discounts on travel to the tactical show and conference, March 31–April 3, 2009 in Long Beach, California.
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