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Federal Judges Set Standard for TASER Use, Specify Believable Threat

December 29, 2009
Police need reasons to believe a suspect is dangerous before firing a TASER and can't use their stun gun simply because the person is disobeying orders or acting erratically, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Monday.

Code 3 Ships New All-LED Visor Flip Light

December 22, 2009
Code 3 Inc. announces the all-LED Visor Flip Light is now available. Easy to install on the passenger visor, this light provides a powerful punch of emergency light when needed. It can be hidden from view until the visor is flipped down - perfect for undercover applications.
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Ohio Supreme Court Rules Warrant Needed To Search Cell Phones

December 17, 2009
Ohio patrol officers looking to gather evidence from the cell phones of people they question will now need a search warrant, following a ruling by that state's high court.
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U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear LE Texting Case

December 14, 2009
The nation's high court will hear a case involving a California SWAT sergeant who was fired for using his departmental pager to transmit sexually explicit messages to his wife.

Salt Lake City PD to use Spillman Software to Get Data from Three States

December 10, 2009
The Salt Lake City Police Department is partnering with Spillman Technologies to access data collected by other public safety agencies throughout Utah, Idaho, and Nevada.

CrimeReports Adds Sex Offender Data To Nationwide Crime Map

December 9, 2009
CrimeReports' combined map provides citizens with an online, nationwide resource for crime and sex offender information.

Merlin Offers Experian Credit Header Data To LE

December 9, 2009
The monthly updated file includes names and AKAs, phone numbers, up to eight previous addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers (truncated in some applications).

U.S. Night Vision Introduces ATAC 360 Thermal Camera

December 4, 2009
The ATAC 360° utilizes a 320x240 resolution FLIR camera. The system can see man-sized targets from over 1,500 feet, according to the company.

IPMobileNet Business to be Acquired by RF Technology Pty Ltd and DX Radio

December 3, 2009
RF Technology Pty Ltd, DX Radio Systems Inc. and IPMobileNet LLC, today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which RF Technology and DX Radio have acquired the business of IPMobileNet; a leading designer, manufacturer and integrator of mobile data solutions for the Public Safety, Utility, and Intelligent Transportation markets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Arkansas Prosecutor Calls TASER Axon Technology 'Quantum Leap'

December 2, 2009
Cpl. Brandon Davis of the Fort Smith (Ark.) PD was wearing the TASER Axon on-officer recorder November 11th when he shot and killed 41-year-old Eric Berry. Berry refused to drop a handgun he aimed at officers. The video was a key piece of evidence used to clear Davis in the case. This is a first for law enforcement in Arkansas, if not the nation.
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