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Sheriff Arpaio Won't Cooperate with Federal Inquiry

July 8, 2009
Joe Arpaio is done cooperating with the Department of Justice. The Maricopa County sheriff, whose agency became the subject of a federal Civil Rights Division investigation in March, announced at a news conference Tuesday that employees would no longer consent to interviews or allow investigators access to documents until the Department of Justice details the allegations against Arpaio's office and appoints attorneys to communicate with the county's counsel.

Detroit Cop Charged with Stealing from Reward Fund

July 8, 2009
Officials at Michigan's statewide auto theft tip line hope clues keep coming in, despite a Detroit Police auto theft investigator facing charges he stole more than $26,000 in reward money.

Texas Pastor TASERed by Police

July 3, 2009
A Webster, Texas, minister angry over a traffic stop involving a church member was arrested Wednesday after police Tasered him and tried to break up a crowd of churchgoers with pepper spray, the Houston Chronicle reports.
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New Orleans Council Approves $1 Million for Police Overtime

July 2, 2009
The New Orleans City Council, on Thursday, approved a request from the New Orleans Police Department for an additional $1 million to pay for longer shifts the rest of the summer, the Times-Picayune reports.

Seattle Detective Shoots Bank Robbery Suspect

July 2, 2009
A suspected bank robber in a stolen truck was shot by a Seattle police detective Wednesday evening after witnesses said the man refused to exit the vehicle and rammed a patrol car.

Missouri Town Pays $2.4 Million to Family of Man Killed During DUI Arrest

July 2, 2009

The city of Moberly, Mo., has agreed to pay $2.4 million to the family of Stanley Harlan, 23, who died during a 2008 drunken driving arrest. Harlan's family sued the city and Moberly police Officers Jeremy Baird and Carmen Newbrough last September in federal court in St. Louis, claiming that police used a Taser on him twice, then kicked and choked him.

No LAPD Officers Fired Over 2007 May Day Incident

July 1, 2009

None of the Los Angeles police officers accused of using excessive force on demonstrators and journalists at a 2007 May Day gathering at MacArthur Park will be fired, officials said Tuesday.

Wireless TASER Round Ready to Fly

June 30, 2009

TASER International, Inc. announced today that the long-awaited self-contained wireless TASER eXtended Range Electronic Projectile (XREP) shotgun rounds are now available. Together with O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc. the company also announced the commercial launch of the TASER X12 Less-Lethal Shotgun (LLS) by Mossberg.

Oakland Council Proposes 10% Cut to Police Budget

June 29, 2009

On the verge of closing a $83 million budget shortfall, members of Oakland City Council have proposed slashing 10 percent from the Police Department's personnel budget. The move would cut nearly $12 million from the general fund budget and account for the single largest reduction in the budget proposal that's up for approval on Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

LAPD Names First Islamic Chaplain

June 29, 2009

American Muslims have never been much of a presence in the Los Angeles Police Department, accounting for less than 1% of its nearly 10,000 officers, but department leaders eager to improve relationships with local Muslims have named the force's first Islamic chaplain, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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