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Veteran Chicago Officer Killed in Struggle with Reported EDP

July 3, 2008
Early Wednesday morning, while on a seemingly routine assignment on patrol alone, Chicago Police Officer Richard Francis was shot and killed in a struggle with a woman who had caused a disturbance with a CTA bus passenger less than a block from his police station, police said.

South Carolina Boy Charged with Stealing Police Cruiser

July 3, 2008
A 13-year-old Dillon, S.C., boy has been arrested after officers say he did some patrolling of his own in a stolen police car.

Peninsula Capital Partners Invests $6.5M of Growth Capital into WatchGuard Video

July 1, 2008
WatchGuard Video announced Monday that Peninsula Capital Partners, LLC, via its $335 million investment partnership The Peninsula Fund IV LP, completed a $6.5 million growth capital investment in WatchGuard Video.

NTOA Recommends Lancer L5 Translucent Mag

June 30, 2008
Lancer Systems' L5 Translucent Magazine has been tested and recommended by the members of the National Tactical Officers Association.

Conflict Continues Between N.H. Patrol and Troopers

June 18, 2008
After nearly nine years of working separately—and at times contentiously—New Hampshire state troopers and highway patrol officers were joined in January in the name of efficiency and harmony. But while Safety Commissioner John Barthelmes has said both sides will be expected to "play in the same sandbox," the rivalry lingers in their ongoing court battles.

$2.5 Million Settlement Couldn't Keep California Gang Member from His Old Friends

June 18, 2008
Nobody wanted Jose Luis Muñoz to fail. The Anaheim gang member raised by a single mother had received a second chance -- or maybe it was his first -- to turn his life around when he settled a lawsuit against the city and police for $2.5 million.

Arizona Police Horse Assaulted in Weekend Incident

June 18, 2008
Two men were arrested over the weekend on suspicion of assaulting Tempe, Ariz., officers. One also allegedly hit an officer's horse.

NYPD Considers Equipping All Patrol Officers with TASERs

June 13, 2008
The New York Police Department is considering giving stun guns to officers who walk the city's streets, a police spokesman said on Wednesday, prompting calls for restraint from a human rights group. Spokesman Paul Browne said police supervisors started carrying a compact version of the stun gun, which incapacitates people with a 50,000-volt jolt of electricity, last week.

Virginia Officer Killed in Line of Duty Remembered by Fellow Officers, Community

June 12, 2008
Bahr, 40, was killed Friday night after being shot by a man who police believe was heading to the Cowan Boulevard apartment of his ex-girlfriend to do her harm.

Anarchists, Activists Fret Over Possible Use of "Crap Cannon" at Denver Dem. Convention

June 11, 2008
Political activists planning protest rallies at the upcoming Democratic Convention in Denver have their stomachs in knots over a rumor about a crowd control weapon - known as the “crap cannon” - that might be unleashed against them.
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