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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. 

"Person of Interest" in S.C. Deputy Murder Taken into Custody

August 7, 2008
A multi-agency perimeter was set up around the Indian Springs subdivision, and officers spent more than an hour combing the neighborhoods and stopping cars before they arrested a "person of interest" in the slaying of the 39-year-old deputy in Smoaks, S.C., early that morning.

Texas Defies International Court, Executes Mexican Rapist Murderer

August 6, 2008
The state of Texas defied an international court and executed Jose Ernesto Medellin late Tuesday after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay of execution for the killer in the 1993 Houston gang rape-murders of two teenage girls.

Bioweapons Scientist Reportedly Commits Suicide as Federal Grand Jury Prepared to Indict Him on Anthrax Terrorism Charges

August 1, 2008

A federal grand jury was preparing to indict a Maryland bioweapons expert for his role in the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people and terrorized the country, according to two sources familiar with the investigation.

Prosecutors were considering whether to seek the death penalty against Bruce E. Ivins, 62, who worked at an elite U.S. Army bioweapons laboratory in Fort Detrick. Ivins died Tuesday in an apparent suicide.

Illinois Tells 'Meth Coffee': No Sale

August 1, 2008
Meth Coffee isn't welcome in Illinois, Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Wednesday. The coffee is the latest drink with a name that sounds like a drug but isn't. Madigan is demanding that the manufacturer discontinue marketing and sales of the product in the state.

Two Oregon Cops Named NLEOMF Officers of the Month

July 31, 2008

For their joint efforts in searching for a missing elderly woman, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has announced the selection of Sgt. Travis Ash of the Baker County (Ore.) Sheriff's Office and Senior Trooper Christopher M. Hawkins of the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division as its Officers of the Month for May 2008.

San Diego Officer Charged with Felony for Officer-Involved Shooting

July 31, 2008

At his arraignment yesterday, San Diego officer Frank White pleaded not guilty to one felony count of grossly negligent discharge of a firearm and one misdemeanor count of exhibiting a firearm. The first charge carries two enhancements for causing great bodily injury to Silva and her son. He faces up to nine years in prison if convicted.

Man Suspected of Ambushing Maplewood, Mo., Officers Kills Himself with Shotgun

July 24, 2008

The man who killed a Maplewood, Mo., firefighter and shot two police officers in an ambush attack killed himself with a shotgun blast to the head, police said Wednesday.

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