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St. Louis PD Admits Officers Drove Impounded Cars

July 18, 2008

The daughter of St. Louis Police Chief Joe Mokwa and an untold number of police officers got free use of cars from a company with a lucrative police contract to tow and store cars, the department admitted on Friday. The officers and Aimie Mokwa for years have been able to take previously impounded cars from St. Louis Metropolitan Towing, 1325 North 10th Street, and drive them for weeks or months at a time with no strings attached.

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NYPD Suspends First Officer Caught in Random Steroid Testing

July 18, 2008

On the hunt for juiced-up cops, the NYPD bounced an officer with just two years on the job after he was the first to test positive in new random steroid tests, police said.

D.C. Gun Rights Plaintiff Denied Gun License

July 17, 2008
District of Columbia residents can start registering their guns today. But at least one very high profile application was already rejected. Dick Heller is the man who brought the lawsuit against the District's 32-year-old ban on handguns. He was among the first in line Thursday morning to apply for a handgun permit.

Illinois Police to Crack Down on Unsafe Motorcyclists

July 17, 2008

Motorcyclists in Illinois soon will notice more surveillance by police aimed at making sure riders are following the rules of the road, local law-enforcement agencies announced Wednesday.

Arpaio Crime Sweeps Targeted by Lawsuits that Allege Profiling

July 17, 2008

Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration and crime sweeps are being targeted in a lawsuit that alleges his deputies have racially profiled Hispanics.

19 LAPD Officers to Face Discipline Over Mayday Park Melee

July 10, 2008

Los Angeles police officials announced Tuesday that 17 officers and two sergeants from the department's elite Metropolitan Division should be punished for their roles in last year's May Day melee in MacArthur Park, which left scores of people injured.

L.A. County Police Officer Killed in Off-Duty Traffic Accident

July 9, 2008

A sport utility vehicle rammed into a stalled minivan on the 60 Freeway in Hacienda Heights early this morning and overturned, killing an off-duty Los Angeles County police officer and a young man, authorities said.

NYPD Says Angry Brooklyn Man Sicced Pit Bull on Kids at Girlfriend's House, One Mauled

July 5, 2008
An enraged Brooklyn man tossed a pit bull into a basement full of terrified children Wednesday, using it as a "weapon" that chomped a 3-year-old boy, cops said.

ATN Introduces Gen 3 Night Vision Riflescopes for Law Enforcement and Military

June 30, 2008
American Technologies Network, Corp. (ATN) has introduced the ATN MARS series of night vision weapon sights; the MARS 4X-3P and the MARS 6X-3P, both offer a new ATN proprietary feature; a two-color manual brightness of the aiming reticle.

Chicago's Top Cop Draws Flack for Blaming Parents for Gang Shooting that Wounded Their Child

June 27, 2008
When Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis stepped in front of reporters and news cameras and blamed the parents of 8-year-old Josue Torres for his shooting, a few jaws in the public-relations world may have dropped. The approach of blaming the parents while their child was still in intensive care with two gunshot wounds was received by some as harshly insensitive.
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