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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.

Invest Personal Time and Money in Training

April 24, 2008
So your agency has a limited number of instructors and not enough dough to fund that private DT class you have your heart set on. Take matters into your own hands. Don't wait for others to train you.

Oakland Police Brass Say Arrests Not Answer to Crime Wave

April 18, 2008
With Oakland citizens fearful and angry about crime, and some even fighting back against robbers and intruders, a top Oakland police official told city leaders Tuesday night that police alone can't solve the violence.

Police: Okla. Sheriff Ran Sex-Slave Operation From Jail

April 18, 2008
An Oklahoma sheriff resigned after an investigation reveals he was running a sex-slave operation from his jail, police said.

Paranormal Society Suggests Local Police Department Is Haunted

April 17, 2008
The Greater Pittsburgh Paranormal Society says the Homestead (Pa.) Police Department is full of things that go bump in the night.
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