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Bill Would Have States Check Citizenship for Licenses

February 17, 2005
In an effort to keep foreign terrorists from acquiring United States drivers licenses, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would make states verify that applicants are U.S. citizens or legal immigrants.

Police Raid Children’s Birthday Party

February 10, 2005
Officers interrupted a toddler’s birthday party to arrest a pregnant woman on accusations of selling marijuana.

EPIC to Hold Annual Forensic Photography Classes

February 10, 2005
The Evidence Photographers International Council (EPIC) will hold its 2005 classes on evidence photography and imaging in Atlanta in November.

Md. Handgun ID System No Help, Says Report

January 20, 2005
A law requiring ballistics information from each handgun sold in Maryland to be collected by state police has not helped solve crimes, according to a state police report.

Now Tougher to Sue Cops

December 22, 2004
In two cases, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of law enforcement, making it more difficult to sue police for doing their jobs.

Boston Leads Country in Closing Sexual Assault Cases

December 16, 2004
By solving more than half of the rapes and attempted rapes reported in Boston last year, the city’s police department is ahead of both the Northeast and the national average, according to FBI statistics.

Citizens Donate to Save K-9’s Eyesight

November 23, 2004
Newspaper readers sent money to a cash-strapped Minnesota police agency that couldn’t pay for a $2,500 operation to restore the sight of one of its police dogs.

Crown Victoria Cruisers Ruled Safe by Ill. Jury

October 21, 2004
In a class-action lawsuit filed over the safety of Ford’s Crown Victoria police cruisers, an Illinois jury ruled that the cars are safe. A judge will now decide if Ford violated state consumer fraud laws.

New York Police Fight Truancy

October 7, 2004
Police officers in Albany, New York, are now on the lookout for children skipping school as part of a citywide crackdown on students playing hooky.

No Death Penalty for Brooklyn Cops’ Murder

September 16, 2004
Prosecutors say they cannot seek an execution for the slaying of two Brooklyn police detectives killed last week because no capital punishment law is currently in place in the state of New York.
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