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Four Philly Officers to Be Fired Over Videotaped Violence

May 19, 2008
Four Philadelphia police officers will be fired, three others will be disciplined and a supervising sergeant will be demoted because of the violent beating of three suspects caught after a shooting, the city's mayor and police commissioner said Monday.

Avon Protection Receives CBRN NIOSH Approval for Advanced Face Masks with C420 PAPR Unit

May 19, 2008
Specialist and tactical responders can now take advantage of Avon Protection Systems, Inc.’s new C420 powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) system. The C420 blower unit used with the company’s most advanced face masks recently received National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) approval.

20th Annual D.C. Candlelight Vigil Honors Fallen Police Officers

May 14, 2008
An annual candlelight vigil lit up the Northwest side of D.C. Tuesday night, honoring the fallen law enforcement officials who died in the line of duty.

Pennsylvania Troopers Make Record Number of DUI Arrests

May 9, 2008
As part of its efforts to keep Pennsylvania's highways safe for all travelers, State Police last year arrested 15,583 people for driving under the influence, a 3 percent increase over the number arrested for DUI in 2007, and the highest total for a single year in the department's history, State Police Commissioner Jeffrey B. Miller announced today.

Charlotte Extends Medical Insurance to Widows of Slain Officers

May 4, 2008
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and Charlotte firefighters now have additional peace of mind in the form of extended insurance coverage. The city is extending medical insurance to family members of those killed in the line of duty.

UNC Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty to Parole Violation

May 3, 2008
A lawyer for the man accused of killing UNC student leader Eve Carson told a judge today that his client did not know he was on probation at the time of Carson's death. Damario Atwater, 21, pleaded guilty today to violating his probation on break-in and gun charges. Superior Court Judge Ripley Rand activated what had been probationary sentences, meaning Atwater will serve 20 to 35 months in prison.

LAPD Practices for May Day Disturbances

April 28, 2008
On a warm morning earlier this month, about 600 Los Angeles police officers gathered in the empty parking lot at Dodger Stadium for some high-stakes role playing. Most pretended to be protesters -- standing in for the ones expected to converge on downtown Los Angeles on Thursday as part of May Day immigration rallies planned across the country.

LAPD Officer Drives a Busy Desk

April 27, 2008
Seven hours into her shift, Los Angeles Police Officer Nazik Halburian faced a lanky man in a filthy T-shirt stretched across the counter of the Southwest Division station. "I just want my disability!" he cried.

Officer Wins Lawsuit Filed Over 2004 Pennsylvania Shooting

April 27, 2008
Six undercover drug agents were sued by Debra Fraser-Howze, founder of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS in New York City; every agent but one was dropped earlier this month from the case by Magistrate Judge Henry S. Perkin, who presided over the case in Philadelphia. Last Thursday, a jury acquitted the remaining agent, Jeffrey P. Aster, who fired the shot that killed 25-year-old Barron Wright.

Pennsylvania Cop Gets 14 Years for E-mailing Child Porn Images

April 25, 2008
At sentencing in U.S. District Court in Camden, the former patrolman, John E. Schenberger Jr., 42, of Winslow Township, N.J., broke down in tears when he apologized to his family and the public.
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