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Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD Reports Significant Crime Drop

January 11, 2009
Mecklenburg crime dropped sharply in the second half of last year after months of spiking violence and home break-ins drove residents to march on City Hall and in some cases hire their own security.

Los Angeles Officials Expect Crime Dip in 2009

January 11, 2009
Even as they touted another year of falling crime rates in Los Angeles and expressed confidence that 2009 could bring further declines, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Police Chief William J. Bratton said Monday that the LAPD's success in the upcoming year is tied to the city's financial picture.

Troops, Cops to Surge for President-Elect Barack Obama's Inaugural

January 11, 2009
Military and law enforcement officials told the Daily News they're adding more soldiers and cops than previously planned to help safeguard Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in.

BART Shooting Protest Organizer Devastated by Oakland Riot

January 9, 2009
When the marchers reached the Lake Merritt BART Station around 6:15 p.m., protest organizer Evan Shamar saw things start to go bad. Marchers began kicking newspaper stands and using papers to start fires. As he saw them throwing bottles and spitting on police cars, Shamar said he wept and returned to the Fruitvale Station.

Phoenix Police Aim to Curb ID Theft by Withholding Report Info

January 9, 2009
Personal identifying information such as names of injured victims, birth dates of criminals and the addresses where crimes are committed will be redacted completely from the written public record in some cases, officials said Wednesday.

Officer Involved in BART Shooting Abruptly Resigns

January 9, 2009
The BART police officer who shot an unarmed man to death on a station platform early on New Year's Day quit the force Wednesday, avoiding an interview with police internal affairs investigators trying to get to the bottom of an incident that has prompted broad outrage.

S.C. Officers Say Man Operated Meth Lab from His Vehicle

January 9, 2009
On Tuesday, officers say they saw the suspect breaking up pills and pouring chemicals while driving on U.S. 378, Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said.

Portland Police "Most Arrested" List Faces ACLU Challenge

January 9, 2009
For the first time since Portland police created a secret list five years ago identifying the 35 most-frequently arrested petty criminals in the city's core, the American Civil Liberties Union and a trio of defense attorneys are challenging its constitutionality.

Oakland Protests over BART Shooting Turn Violent

January 8, 2009
A protest over the fatal shooting by a BART police officer of an unarmed man mushroomed into several hours of violence Wednesday night as demonstrators smashed storefronts and cars, set several cars ablaze and blocked streets in downtown Oakland.

S.C. Trooper Charged with Federal Civil Rights Violation

January 8, 2009
A South Carolina state trooper seen on video hitting a fleeing suspect on foot with his patrol car at a Columbia apartment complex in 2007 has been charged with a federal civil rights violation.
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