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Gunman Arrested After Santa Barbara Standoff

November 3, 2008
A masked gunman who was waving an American flag on a 101 Freeway overpass in Santa Barbara was taken into police custody Monday after an hours-long standoff that shut down the freeway in both directions and caused a rush-hour traffic snarl, officials said.

Armor Holdings Products Settles Zylon Matter with U.S. Department of Justice

October 7, 2008

Armor Holdings Products, LLC (AHP) and the United States, acting through the Department of Justice (DOJ), have agreed to resolve allegations raised by DOJ regarding AHP's sales of Zylon-containing bullet-resistant vests between 2000 and 2005.

Phoenix PD Expands Patrol Rifle Inventory

October 2, 2008

Phoenix council members on Wednesday approved a request for the police department to purchase 60 Bushmaster AR-15 rifles from Clyde Armory at a cost of $44,813.28. Officials anticipate having the order fulfilled in time for the first set of 20 officers to train with the rifles in early November.

Omaha Officer Critically Wounded in Shooting Now Stable, Speaking

August 22, 2008
As a rescue crew sped Omaha Police Officer Paul Latschar to the hospital with bullet wounds Wednesday night, a trio of medical lifesavers awaited him.

Shooting of N.C. Deputy Triggers SWAT Standoff Near Charlotte

August 21, 2008
The deputy was shot about 5 a.m., but there is no word what led to the incident. Police say the injured Union County, N.C., sheriff's deputy was taken to Carolinas Medical Center, and that his injuries are not life-threatening. Police radio reports indicate the deputy was shot in the shoulder.

Award-Winning Documentary to Screen at TREXPO East Next Week

August 20, 2008

The screening of “Drug Wars” will be followed by a question-and-answer session with director Fleming and PoliceMag.com Gangs columnist Richard Valdemar, retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Katrina-Related Murder Charges Against Seven NOPD Officers Tossed Out by Judge

August 14, 2008

Murder and attempted murder charges against seven New Orleans police officers, accused of shooting unarmed civilians on the Danziger Bridge after Hurricane Katrina, were tossed out by Criminal District Court Judge Raymond Bigelow, who concluded that an Orleans Parish prosecutor tainted the secrecy of the grand jury process by showing a piece of testimony to another officer.

Denver Police Investigate Cyanide, Dead Man Found in Hotel

August 14, 2008

Denver police confirmed today that a granular substance found inside an upscale Denver hotel room is sodium cyanide.

Two California Cops Arrested on Weapons Charges in Tijuana

August 7, 2008

Two Northern California police officers could face up to 20 years in a Mexican prison after being caught in Tijuana with firearms and about 6,000 rounds of ammunition, authorities said.

Miami SWAT Helps Capture Person of Interest in Murder of Federal Agent

August 6, 2008

A man described as ''a person of interest'' in the slaying of a federal agent was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon at Miami's Davie shopping center.

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