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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.

Man Killed in Standoff with New Orleans SWAT

June 5, 2008
Long before the tear gas canisters blasted through his family's flood-ravaged house, before he taunted police in a 10-hour standoff -- before he died in an exchange of gunfire with officers early Wednesday -- Eric Minshew fought a years-long battle for his own sanity.

Mass. Police Can be Compelled to Take Lie Detector Test

May 30, 2008
Saying public confidence in law enforcement must be protected, Massachusetts' high court ruled yesterday that police officers can be forced to take lie detector tests during internal investigations into possible criminal activity.

Off-Duty NYPD Cop Kills Thug, Wounds One to Prevent Robbery Attempt at Posh Chinatown Condo

May 29, 2008
An off-duty NYPD detective shot one razor-wielding robber dead and badly wounded another at a luxury condo building in Chinatown Wednesday night, police said.

Slain Houston Officer's Widow Sues Killer's Employer, Threatens City

May 22, 2008
The widow of a Houston police officer killed in the line of duty has threatened to sue the city and filed a lawsuit Monday morning against a business owner who employed her husband's killer, KPRC Local 2 reported.

Safariland Announces New STX Basket Weave Finish for Holsters and Accessories

May 20, 2008
Safariland, part of the BAE Systems Products Group, announced today that the new STX basket weave finish is now available for all holster and accessory models that are currently available in STX Black. Safariland will continue to offer the STX Plain Black and STX Hi-Gloss Black finishes.

Ariz. Governor Cuts Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Resources

May 16, 2008
An executive order signed by Gov. Janet Napolitano has prompted state police to cancel a $1.6 million agreement with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and, instead, use the money to create a fugitive task force.

POLICE Magazine Wins Best Public Safety Trade Magazine Award

May 15, 2008
POLICE Magazine won best Public Safety/Trade Magazine at the 57th Annual Maggie Awards, presented by the Western Publications Association. POLICE Magazine's September 2007 issue took the top honor for the category of best Public Safety/Trade.
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