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Women Frequently 'Dismiss Police Work' In Kentucky

September 13, 2010
Efforts to recruit more women into police work in Kentucky are meeting with resistance from candidates who express concern about the physical aspects of the job.

Nation's First Female Officer May Have Served In Chicago

September 5, 2010
Sgt. Marie Owens, who worked 32 years with the department, told the Tribune in 1906 she liked police work because it allowed her to "help women and children who need help."

Oklahoma Cop Shooting Suspects Accidentally Confess On Camera

August 31, 2010
Video surveillance cameras captured three arrestees discussing their ambush of Oklahoma City PD's Katie Lawson in Spanish in an interrogation room, while being recorded by cameras and watched by a bilingual detective.
Screenshot via NewsOK.com.

Oklahoma City Officer Ambushed After DUI Stop

August 30, 2010
Lawson was driving her cruiser north on Miller Avenue following the stop, when a young Hispanic man walked toward her and opened fire. Several rounds struck the cruiser, penetrating the passenger-side door and hitting Lawson, who radioed dispatch that she had been hit, before exiting the vehicle and returning fire.

D.C. Metro Chief Violated Whistleblower Act By Suspending Officer

August 29, 2010
The command staff of the Metropolitan (D.C.) police department, including Chief Cathy Lanier, violated the district's whistleblower act of 2005, when the department suspended an officer who told city officials about an illegal security deal.

Tennessee Rookie Says Inappropriate Text Was Honest Mistake

August 19, 2010
Cory Franklin, who was dismissed Aug. 9, had been on the job since November and said he was trying to send the picture message to his girlfriend, but accidentally sent it to a fellow officer.

Detroit Officer Claims Harassment By Fired Chief's Lieutenant Girlfriend

August 3, 2010
Detroit police officer Shanda Starks has sued the department, claiming former Chief Warren Evans' girlfriend, a lieutenant, harassed her and forced her transfer out of the Executive Protection Unit where she guarded Mayor Dave Bing.

Combined Systems Acquires Thompson Handcuffs Corporation

August 2, 2010
Combined Systems Inc. (CSI) has acquired Thompson Handcuffs Corp. The acquisition will expand CSI's product and training solutions in its domestic and international sales channels.

Florida Agency Adds First Female Motor Officer

July 28, 2010
Gregory, a married mother of two who became an officer at age 40, has been riding bikes for fun for a few decades. She has completed her first 80 hours of training on handling her 850-pound Harley-Davidson Road King for the department.

Arizona Man Gets 115 Years for Shooting Female Cop

July 21, 2010
On Tuesday Aaron Baka Lopez, 37, was sentenced to 115 years in prison for shooting and wounding Officer Jennifer Moore of the Phoenix Police Department in 2008.
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