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Illinois Sheriff Goes to Jail, Voluntarily

August 22, 2008
Lake County, Ill., Sheriff Mark Curran said his goal is to talk to inmates so he can see the jail from their perspective. That way he can try to solve potential problems, such as safety issues, and better understand the inmate experience, he said.

Suspected Illegal Immigrant Once Protected by San Francisco Sanctuary Law Charged with Attempted Murder

August 22, 2008

An immigrant suspected of being in the United States illegally—freed after being shielded from possible deportation by San Francisco officials despite committing two gang-related assaults as a juvenile—faces charges that he tried to stab a man to death last year in San Mateo County, authorities say.

Denver Coroner Rules Man with Cyanide Killed Self

August 21, 2008
The Denver coroner's office announced Wednesday it has determined that a Canadian man found dead Aug. 11 at the Burnsley Hotel in the Capitol Hill neighborhood committed suicide by ingesting cyanide.

NYPD Dispatcher Allegedly Arranged Sexual Tryst With 14-Year-Old Girl

August 21, 2008
When the 56-year-old man arrived at the Philadelphia-area mall last Friday morning, FBI agents arrested him and found nine condoms, bottles of flavored lubricant, and a high-definition video camcorder in a bag that he had in his car.

Miami Police Fatally Shoot Suspect Who Fired on Cop, Dog

August 21, 2008
A man armed with two shotguns and a pistol was shot to death by Miami cops in Allapattah on Wednesday morning—but not before he wounded a sergeant and a police dog.

N.C. Officers Pursue Suspect onto Golf Course, Chase Lasts Hours

August 21, 2008
After a teen allegedly rammed a patrol car Wednesday, he led officers on a two-hour chase across a southern Wake County, N.C.,  golf course that involved four law enforcement agencies, a bloodhound named Ruby, a helicopter and, finally, a squadron of golf carts.

Pa. Part-Time Officer Jailed for Pulling Over Woman to Ask for Number

August 15, 2008
A former part-time Pennsylvania police officer has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for pulling over a woman while he was off duty - just to give her his phone number. Steven Klinger, 32, was charged with official oppression, or acting outside his authority as an officer.

Off-Duty Chicago Officer Dies After Being Shot in Apparent Attempted Robbery

August 14, 2008
A veteran Chicago police officer who was shot Wednesday morning in an apparent robbery gone bad on the city's West Side died early Thursday morning from his wounds, police said. A woman who was sitting in the off-duty officer's sport-utility vehicle during the shooting was dead on the scene.

Detroit Mayor Charged with Assaulting Officers

August 8, 2008
New state felony charges were filed Friday against Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, even as a judge, ruling in a previous case, said the mayor could leave jail under restrictions that include GPS tracking.

Pa. Cops Save Teen from Burning Building

August 7, 2008

In a Nazareth, Pa., fire Tuesday, two police officers kicked in the door of a home on Belvidere Street and rescued a sleeping 14-year-old boy. Unlike Hollywood, where the door crashes down in one swift kick, this one needed five or six tries. 

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