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Officer Used Lessons From Virginia Tech To Halt Fort Hood Shooter

November 9, 2009
Civilian officer Kimberly Munley is credited with applying lessons learned from the 2007 rampage at Virginia Tech to halt an active shooter at Fort Hood before he killed more victims, the Christian Science Monitor reports.
Officer Kim Munley, stopped Fort Hood active shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, is shown with singer Dierks Bentley. Photo via Munley's Twitter page.

Army Officials Praise Police Woman Who Wounded Fort Hood Shooter

November 6, 2009
Kimberly Munley, who remains hospitalized with the other victims, confronted the suspected shooter Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who drew two handguns and began firing in a building where soldiers were preparing to deploy overseas.

Boston Officer Claims Colleague Raped Her

October 27, 2009
A Boston police officer has filed a restraining order against another officer in the department, claiming that he assaulted her and stalked her, the Boston Globe reports.

Officer Remains On Duty After Stun Gun Use Questioned

October 19, 2009
Fort Worth police officer Stephanie Phillips will remain on active duty while a grand jury reviews an incident where she twice Tasered a mentally ill man who later died, the Star-Telegram reports.

Durham Officer Fired in Overtime Scandal

October 15, 2009
A Durham, N.C., officer who was fired Wednesday as a result of an overtime scandal is not going out without a fight.

Fired Oakland Officer Files Gender-Bias Suit

October 6, 2009
Karla Rush's actions were similar to that of her male counterparts, her attorney is quoted telling the news outlet. Rush was one of four officers fired in April for telling judges that substances seized from suspects had tested positive in the crime lab as narcotics, when they had not.

Female Officers Are a Minority Embraced By Male Colleagues

October 1, 2009
Females are still a minority in law enforcement, but face much fewer obstacles than they did two decades ago, the Northwest Herald reports.

Wisconsin Deputies Punished For Effigy Video

September 30, 2009
Two deputies with the Calumet County Sheriff's office are no longer in their previous posts, after posting a video of them burning a uniform in effigy while off duty on their Facebook page, the Post-Crescent reports.

Female Officers Share Challenges At Colorado Conference

September 25, 2009
The Rocky Mountain Women in Law Enforcement hosted a conference this week for female officers and administrators to share their unique challenges in a male-dominated profession, KJCT reports.

Tampa Names Florida's First Female, Openly Lesbian Chief

September 17, 2009
The pioneering Jane Castor, 49, rose through the ranks of the department, where she has worked various assignments including patrol, narcotics, family violence and sex crimes, and criminal intelligence.
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