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Wisconsin Woman Stripped and Spit At Female Officer During Arrest

January 17, 2010
A Sheboygan, Wisc., woman will serve six months for a bizarre day that began with a beef-jerky theft and ended with an arrest that involved her stripping in front of her children, kicking one officer in the groin and spitting into the mouth of another officer.

Execution Set For Killer of Florida Wildlife Officer

January 13, 2010
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has signed the death warrant for Martin Grossman, who was convicted of killing Margaret "Peggy" Park, an officer with the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission.

Massachusetts Officer May Have Posted Dead Body Picture On Facebook

January 7, 2010
The department is now investigating whether the picture depicting an apparent overdose victim laying face down on a couch with clutter and trash surrounding the couch is authentic.

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.
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