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Florida Agencies Report More Female LEOs

December 30, 2009
The Panama City Police Department and Bay County Sheriff's Office now count 10% of its force as female sworn officers, WMBB.com reports.

Federal Judges Set Standard for TASER Use, Specify Believable Threat

December 29, 2009
Police need reasons to believe a suspect is dangerous before firing a TASER and can't use their stun gun simply because the person is disobeying orders or acting erratically, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Monday.

Arrestee Claims Female Officer 'Humiliated' Her On Reality Show

December 17, 2009
A woman has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against two officers who required her to perform a field-sobriety test that was included in an episode of A&E's "Female Forces" police reality show, the Naperville Sun reports.

Woman Killed After Threatening Officer With Sewing Scissors

December 16, 2009
A Toledo police officer shot and killed a 62-year-old woman described as a schizophrenic who had threatened the officer with a pair of sewing scissors.
Former LAPD Chief William Bratton will have more time for private events, after turning over the top-cop job to Charlie Beck. Photo via David Markland (Flickr.com).

High-Profile Big-City Chiefs Depart In 2009

December 16, 2009
Next year 10 of the nation's most populous cities will have new chiefs — Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Oakland, San Francisco, Seattle, and Tampa.
Officers and family members escort the caskets of the four slain Lakewood police officers at Tuesday's memorial at the Tacoma Dome. Pool photo via Associated Press.

Lakewood Memorial Honors Fallen Heroes

December 8, 2009
Nearly 20,000 members of law enforcement gathered at the Tacoma Dome on Tuesday to honor their fallen brothers and sister during a memorial ceremony that reinforced the dangers of patrol duty.
Sgt. Kim Munley (left) is recovering from injuries sustained in the Fort Hood shooting. Photo via Twitter.

Fort Hood Officer Says Her Patrol Career Is Over

December 7, 2009
Officer Kim Munley, one of two civilian officers who helped end the Fort Hood shooting spree, says she is unlikely to return to patrol duties.

Slain Female Officer Remembered as Stickler for Officer Safety

November 30, 2009
Before joining the Lakewood (Wash.) Police Department, Tina Griswold earned a reputation as a hard-charging, well-liked officer in Lacey who never let things slide when it came to officer safety. Griswold, 40, was among four Lakewood officers slain early Sunday while working on their laptops at a coffee shop.
Lakewood officers killed Sunday were identified as (clockwise, from upper left) Tina Griswold, Ronald Owens, Greg Richards and Mark Renninger. Photos via Lakewood PD

Lakewood PD Identifies Four Officers In Coffeehouse Shooting

November 29, 2009
Sgt. Mark Renninger and three other patrol officers were killed by the gunman. One officer reached the shop's doorway and returned fire, wounding the assailant.

Rookie Cop Grazed In Seattle Shooting Ready For Duty

November 23, 2009
Rookie Seattle officer Britt Sweeney is ready to return to patrol duties after watching the fatal shooting of her partner during a Halloween ambush, the Seattle Times reports.
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