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Detroit Police Accused of Sex Discrimination Over Special Response Team

May 31, 2011
A Detroit Police lieutenant sued the department today in federal court, alleging a physical test to qualify for an elite — and controversial — unit discriminates against women.
<p><em><strong>A parole officer tipped off LAPD investigators about the whereabouts of Giovanni Ramirez, based on these police sketches. Sketches: LAPD.</strong></em></p>

Dodger Stadium Beating Suspect Is a Documented Gang Member

May 22, 2011
In an early Sunday morning raid of an east Hollywood apartment, the Los Angeles Police Department's SWAT unit arrested one of two men suspected of savagely beating a Giants fan at Dodger Stadium.
<p><em><strong>The cover page of the "law enforcement sensitive" documents. Screenshot: AnimalNewYork.</strong></em></p>

Blogger Finds Sensitive NYPD Counter-terror Docs In Trash Can

May 16, 2011
A New York blogger found documents from the New York Police Department's Chemical Ordinance, Biological and Radiological Awareness (COBRA) task force, and posted them online.

Fla. SWAT Medic Saves Shot Deputy

May 11, 2011
Quin Romay was on hand when the team raided a drug house in West Putnam County. A week ago, a bullet struck veteran deputy Randy Hayes, finding its way around his protective vest and lodging in his chest. Romay rushed to have Dep. Hayes removed to the SWAT van and treated until he could be transferred to a dispatched ambulance.

Arizona SWAT Team Fired 71 Shots at Former Marine

May 11, 2011
The Pima County (Ariz.) Sheriff's SWAT team fatally shot a former Marine during a raid, firing 71 shots at the man who held allegedly pointed an AR-15 rifle at officers serving a warrant at his home.

Shot Houston Officers Recovering from Downtown Shooting

May 9, 2011
Officer Fernando Meza, a two-year officer, was working an off-duty job at the station when he noticed a man with a weapon in his bag trying to buy a ticket. Officer Meza and Officer Timothy Moore, a 12-year veteran, both confronted and exchanged fire with the man, who had two guns.

Delaware State Police Assist Rescue of Oil Tanker Crewman

May 4, 2011
Delaware state troopers assisted firefighters and paramedics in the air rescue of the crewman who fell into an oil tanker's 20-foot cargo hole on Tuesday.

S.C. Man Who Charged Cops With AK-47 Had Homemade Explosives

May 1, 2011
The 22-year-old man who charged Columbia (S.C.) Police officers with an AK-47 was carrying homemade explosives when tactical officers fatally shot him at a rental property after an hour-long standoff.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Safariland.</strong></em></p>

Safariland Adds Protech Type IIIA Breacher Shield

April 29, 2011
The shield and viewport are rated to defeat five impacts from 9mm 124 gr. FMJ, .44 Magnum 240 gr. LSWC, Tokarev 7.62x25mm 85 gr. FMJ (steel jacket), 5.7x28mm 28 gr. SS195/HP, 5.7x28mm 40 gr. SS197/Blue Tip, Winchester Ranger 9mm 127 gr. +P+ SXT, and .357 SIG 125 gr. TMJ.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Safariland.</strong></em></p>

Safariland Introduces Extended Range Less-Lethal Munitions

April 29, 2011
Safariland has released five 40-mm, specialty impact rounds that allow corrections and tactical officers to deliver less-lethal munitions to incapacitate an aggressive, non-compliant subject. The Defense Technology rounds can be fired from a variety of 40-mm launchers and provide optimal accuracy from 10–70 meters (about 30–230 feet).
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