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Conn. Troopers Get Pink Slips

August 24, 2011
The Connecticut State Police will lay off 56 state troopers, marking the first time in 20 years that state patrol officers will be laid off. The rookie troopers are being laid off in a cost-cutting move, said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

Calif. Cop Shot In Head Sitting Up, Talking

August 23, 2011
The condition of the El Cajon (Calif.) Police officer who was shot in the head by a deranged man is improving, as the officer has been sitting up and talking while recovering at Sharp Memorial Hospital.

Wounded S.D. Officer Returns to Duty

August 23, 2011
Officer Tim Doyle was seriously wounded in the Aug. 2 gun battle that claimed the lives of officers J. Ryan McCandless and Nick Armstrong. Officer Doyle was shot in the temple; the bullet was sent along his jaw line and lodged in his chest, where it remains.

Thieves Steal New Graffiti-Resistant Murals In Hollywood

August 23, 2011
Thieves made off with two new graffiti-resistant murals just before they were scheduled to be unveiled along Hollywood (101) Freeway bridges. The railing above the mural was used so the thieves could roll them up and walk off with them, police believe.
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Feds Consider Racial Probe of LASD for Housing Checks

August 22, 2011
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department may face a federal civil rights probe that will look into claims that Antelope Valley deputies harassed black residents living in government-subsidized housing.
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Video: Shot Calif. Cop Dragged to Safety by Partner

August 22, 2011
Dramatic footage captured by a news cameraman shows the officer holding a bleeding neck wound after being struck. The officer runs from the cover of a vehicle and collapses near a chain-link fence. The second officer then runs toward his partner and drags him to safety.

NYPD Cop Accused of Gunpoint Rape Says DA Targeted Him

August 22, 2011
Officer Michael Pena, 27, is accused of pointing his 9mm service weapon at a 25-year-old Bronx teacher and raping her behind an Inwood apartment building on Friday morning. In an interview with the Daily News, Pena said the DA is "arresting cops, indicting cops."

LAPD Arrests Double-Murder Suspect who Fired at Officers

August 22, 2011
Brent Zubeck, 43, is a suspect in the slaying of a Chatsworth couple found dead in the trash bin of their home. Late Sunday, Zubeck fired at officers outside a Ralph's grocery store at Ventura Boulevard and Libbit Avenue.
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9/11 First Responders Excluded From Memorial Ceremony

August 20, 2011
Police and fire responders who served victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will not be attending the city's 10-year ceremony at Ground Zero, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office has announced.

Detroit Police Add 90 Cops to Street Duty

August 20, 2011
Chief Ralph Godbee, Jr., announced the plan to add 50 new officers funded via three-year Community Oriented Policing Services grants from the U.S. Department of Justice. The remaining 40 are being moved off desk duty on Sept. 1.
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