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Alabama Law Enforcement Teams with Truckers to Combat Aggressive Drivers

December 18, 2008
Two nurses on their way home to Walker County on Wednesday morning got more than a surprise on Interstate 65. The driver got a ticket for going 80 mph and a second ticket for failing to signal a lane change. The ticket was courtesy of Alabama's latest twist to catch bad drivers - spying them from the cab of an 18-wheeler.

S.C. Chief Proposes Incentive Pay for Officers to Move into Crime-Ridden Neighborhoods

December 18, 2008
Columbia Police Chief Tandy Carter wants to let officers take their cars home and to pay them up to $10,000 each to buy a house in one of the city’s most unsafe neighborhoods — and City Council members want to borrow money to pay for it.

Florida Police Say They've Solved 'America's Most Wanted' Murder

December 16, 2008
Police aren't talking about the case, but have scheduled a 2:30 press conference with John Walsh and the crew from "America's Most Wanted.'' Walsh became a vocal advocate for the plight of missing children after his son's death, testifying before Congress, founding the Adam Walsh Foundation and, in 1988, debuting his crime-fighting television program.

Texas Man Charged with Molestation After Police Read Girl's Letter to Santa

December 16, 2008

A 55-year-old Pharr resident was arrested after a young relative wrote a letter to Santa Claus wishing that the man would stop molesting her.

Officers Rescue California Kidnap Victim, 75, After Two-Day Ordeal

December 12, 2008

A 75-year-old woman was freed from a harrowing ordeal Wednesday morning after being kidnapped from her La Mesa home and found gagged with tape and tied up in the back of her station wagon, according to sheriff's detectives.

Philadelphia Police Radio System Will Cost $40 Million to Upgrade

December 12, 2008
A series of human errors caused a 40-minute failure in the city's police radio system July 22, according to a report submitted yesterday to City Council by the Nutter administration. The report also said the problem-plagued system would cost $40 million to upgrade—almost as much as it cost to install in 2002.

L.A. County Sheriff Catches Flak for Plan to Send Deputies to D.C. for Inauguration

December 11, 2008
County officials estimate that they would be on the hook for another $905,000 in salary and benefits. In addition, there is $81,000 in needed "cold weather gear" including jackets, gloves, hats and "turtleneck dickies" at a cost of $232 per deputy.

S.C. Deputy Won’t Face Civil Rights Charges for Tasering Handcuffed Suspect

December 11, 2008
Green was stunned initially several times after he wouldn’t give up his hands to be cuffed and was shocked twice again after he was cuffed because he refused to spit out crack cocaine in his mouth, the incident report said.

Detroit Police Shoot Distraught Man

December 11, 2008
Detroit Police shot a 19-year-old man as he pointed a shotgun at them, yelling "Just shoot me," according to investigators.

Three NYPD Officers Charged in Attack on Man in Subway Station

December 10, 2008
Three NYPD cops were charged today in the attack on a tattoo parlor worker who authorities say was sodomized with a baton at a Brooklyn subway station.
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