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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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New Mexico Chief Wants Text Tips

June 26, 2009

The interim chief of the Carlsbad (N.M.) Police Department has introduced a program allowing tipsters to submit anonymous text messages via cell phones to law enforcement agencies.

Safariland Certifies Two More Body Armor Models Under New NIJ Standard

June 25, 2009
Safariland announced today that it has released two more body armor models that satisfy the requirements of the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

$200,000 Missing from New Orleans Police Evidence Room

June 25, 2009

Investigations into missing evidence determined that about $200,000 was taken from the New Orleans Police Department's evidence and property room, Superintendent Warren Riley said Wednesday.

Suspects in Houston Cop Killing, Reportedly Illegal Immigrants

June 25, 2009
The gunman who shot and killed a Houston police officer and then was fatally shot during an undercover sting late Tuesday is believed to have been an illegal immigrant from Mexico, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.
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