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Suits Filed Against Police Over No-Knock Raids

September 15, 2003
Two families whose houses were mistakenly raided last year have filed suit against the New York Police Department seeking damages for their experiences. The suits also call for a change in NYPD procedures.

School Offers Homeland Security Degree

September 15, 2003
Qualified applicants can now earn a master’s degree in homeland security, paid for by federal grants.

Squad Car or Donut Shop?

August 20, 2003
This week, the Discovery Channel series Monster Garage featured a project vehicle that might be considered controversial to some cops—a black-and-white converted into a donut shop, complete with a coffee maker and display case.

Police Supplier Website Launches

August 20, 2003
Police magazine has added to its Website a powerful new resource for any officer who is shopping for police equipment and supplies. PoliceSupplier.com is not just an online extension of the annual Police Buyer’s Guide, but an expanded, continually updated source of product information.

New Yorkers Give Cops High Rating

July 25, 2003
Residents of New York like the job the NYPD is doing, according to a Quinnipiac Universtiy poll.

TASER International Acquires Taser Technologies Assets

July 16, 2003
Less-lethal weapons manufacturer and distributor TASER International has acquired all significant assets owned by Taser Technologies Inc. and Electronic Medical Research Laboratories, formerly known as Tasertron.

Tacoma Manager Fired for Promoting Chief

July 9, 2003
The Tacoma, Wash., city council fired the city manager because it holds him accountable for making David Brame the chief of police.

New Law Enforcement Training Association

June 27, 2003
Law enforcement instructors and trainers have come together to form an organization dedicated to furthering education in the criminal justice community and creating an international cooperative environment.

Colombian Drug Kingpin Convicted

May 29, 2003
Fabio Ochoa, a leader of a 1980s Colombian cocaine cartel, faces a possible life prison sentence after being convicted on federal drug conspiracy charges.

State Supreme Court Debates Police GPS Tracking

May 23, 2003
Police officers can now use tracking devices to trail suspects. The issue up for debate now in Washington state is whether police should need a warrant to do so.
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