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Officer in El Paso Toy Gun Case Placed on Leave

June 17, 2008
The El Paso Police Department on Monday identified an officer involved in the fatal shooting of a 48-year-old man, who allegedly displayed a weapon that was later found to be a toy gun, department officials said.

DuPont's Kevlar XP: Patented Technology Provides Ballistic and Trauma Protection

June 16, 2008
Kevlar XP typically provides a 15 percent reduction in backface deformation and at least a 10 percent lighter weight vest design against the most challenging National Institute of Justice (NIJ) level IIIA threat, a .44 Magnum bullet. Additionally, Kevlar XP provides excellent layer to layer abrasion resistance.

California Police Kill Man as He Brutally Beats Toddler to Death

June 16, 2008
A crazed man parked on a dark country road Saturday night, took a toddler from the car seat in his pickup and beat the boy to death until a Modesto, Calif., police officer, dropped on the scene by helicopter, shot the man dead, authorities said.

Pelican Aids Chinese Earthquake Relief Efforts with Flashlights and Protective Cases

June 12, 2008
Responding to the urgent need for dependable emergency equipment, Pelican Products Inc. has delivered hundreds of lighting tools and many of its protective cases to the Sichuan Police Department and China Red Cross personnel in the Sichuan Province.

Federal Grand Jury Indicts S.C. Trooper

June 11, 2008
A white South Carolina state trooper who was seen on a dashboard video hitting with his patrol vehicle a black suspect fleeing on foot in Greenwood County last year has been indicted on a federal charge of violating the suspect’s civil rights.

Surfer Finds Bundle of Marijuana on San Diego Beach

June 8, 2008
A surfer found more than 70 pounds of marijuana washed up on a San Diego-area beach early Wednesday morning, sheriff's deputies reported. The surfer called the Sheriff's Department shortly after 6:30 a.m. after he spotted the bundles of marijuana on the rocks on the beach south of Seagrove Park, bundled in packages weighing 1 kilogram each (2.2 pounds) and two burlap sacks.

Dallas Detectives Battle Metal Thieves

June 6, 2008
"This crime is a commodity, profit-driven crime, with the price of copper so high that people are willing to risk arrest to do the crime," said Dallas police Lt. Richard Dwyer, who commands the four-detective unit that investigates metal thefts.
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S.C. Trooper of the Year: Family’s Sacrifices Paved Officer’s Path

June 6, 2008
• Born in a refugee camp in Austria, where his parents fled from Cold War-era Hungary while Beres was still in his mother’s womb • Immigrating to the United States with only the kindness of a Connecticut church to keep his family warm and fed • Eating a lot of buttered bread and collecting cans to turn in for money to buy food and second-hand clothing “He is a shining example of not only what a trooper should be, but what a man should be,” said Cpl. Paul Brouthers, Beres’ supervisor.

Activist Group Says Calif. Gang Member Should Not Serve Life Sentence for Kidnapping Committed When He Was 14

June 5, 2008
Nunez and co-defendant Jose Diego Perez, 29 – both members of the violent 18th Street gang in Los Angeles – were arrested April 25, 2001, after they kidnapped Delfino Moreno, 34, from in front of his Santa Ana home.

Illinois Police Chief Charged in Prostitution Scam that Netted $400K

June 5, 2008
Scott Fitts, 40, the police chief of Grant Park for 14 years, was arrested outside his home in Manteno and arraigned in federal court in Springfield on 10 counts of wire fraud, making false statements to federal investigators, income-tax evasion and illegal structuring of financial transactions, said U.S. Atty. Rodger Heaton, who oversees the Central District of Illinois.
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