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Search Result: California Highway Patrol

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CHP Settles Over Leaked Photos of Young Woman Killed in Crash

January 31, 2012
The photos from the Halloween 2006 accident show 18-year-old Nicole "Nikki" Catsouras maimed and nearly decapitated in her father's mangled Porsche. The pictures were taken by CHP investigators and were never intended for public release but were leaked by two Highway Patrol dispatchers.

Video: Pursuit Ends With Motorcycle Crash

January 27, 2012
The California Highway Patrol's high-speed pursuit of a motorcycle ended when the cycle rider rear-ended a car in the Hacienda Heights area of Southern California.

High-Tech Upgrades for Two Calif. Agencies

December 20, 2011
In law enforcement, new technology for police forces often arrives slowly and sporadically. In California, we're seeing a critical shift to high-tech gadgetry that could be a bellwether for forces across the country.

CHP Officer Shot at Traffic Stop, Suspect Killed

November 14, 2011
The gunman who wounded a California Highway Patrol officer during a traffic stop near Sacramento late Sunday was fatally shot after flipping over his vehicle.

Woman Convicted of Killing CHP Officer Was on Meth

August 5, 2011
A jury convicted Kaylee Weisenberg of second-degree murder and gross vehicular manslaughter on Friday in the death of a California Highway Patrol officer who had stopped to assist a disabled vehicle.

Cadet Class Leaves CHP Academy, Hiring Freeze Implemented

April 30, 2011
The California Highway Patrol graduated its final class of cadets prior to implementing a hiring freeze that will force the cancellation of cadet training at the West Sacramento facility for at least six months.

He Who Ignores History...

April 20, 2011
The first two weeks of April bring us anniversaries of two of the most pivotal events in modern officer survival study. The Newhall firefight on April 6, 1970 and the FBI Miami shootout on April 11, 1986 have been nearly forgotten.

Beyond the Laptop: Rockwell Collins' iForce Communications System

April 4, 2011

The iForce is more than an in-car computer. It's essentially a computer-based communication system. It helps officers communicate with each other, communicate with any applicable databases, and even communicate with their vehicles.

Traffic Deaths Fall to 60-Year Low

April 1, 2011
Law enforcement agencies in states with the steepest declines attributed the improvement, in part, to increased enforcement of speeding, drunk driving and seat-belt violations. Other factors include improved vehicle manufacturing, dual-side airbags, frangible power poles that sheer off at the bottom, and improved paramedic response.

CHP Officer Killed In Head-on Crash

February 16, 2011
Adams, 24, had been on duty for about six hours when the 2:15 p.m. crash occurred. He was heading northbound on a right-hand curve in wet weather when he veered into the southbound fast lane and somehow spun so that his passenger side was exposed to oncoming traffic.

California Governor Curtails CHP's Purchase of New Patrol Vehicles

February 15, 2011
The California Highway Patrol's Capt. Bill Peters, commander of the CHP's Fleet Operations Section, is lobbying for more than half of an order of about 750 patrol cars for 2011 that has stalled due to the state's economic woes.

CHP Officer Charged With Husband's Murder

January 12, 2011
Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies arrested Officer Tomiekia Johnson, 31, of Compton, on Tuesday and charged her with the murder of husband Marcus Lemons two years ago.

LEO Duty Deaths Jump 37 Percent

December 28, 2010
Line-of-duty deaths surged nearly 40 percent; firearms-related killings increased by more than 20 percent for a second year in a row.

CHP Arrests Mentally Unstable Man, After Bridge Standoff

November 11, 2010
When California Highway Patrol officers arrived, Carlos-Valentino was brandishing what appeared to be a handgun, which he threw into the water below. He later said it was a pellet gun.

CHP Officer Exchanged Ticket Fix for Sex

November 1, 2010
Officer Abram Carabajal, 53, wrote a speeding ticket to Shirin Zarrindej, 49, a dog groomer from Encino. The officer then showed up in court and informed the judge he had not received an official notice, leading the judge to dismiss the ticket.

CHP Officer's Killer Averts Death With Guilty Plea

August 3, 2010
Allen, 34, admitted in court Monday he shot Scott during a February 2006 traffic stop near Salida to avoid arrest and possible prison time because he was a felon with a gun in his car.

Suspect in California Freeway Shootout Faced Third Strike

July 20, 2010
The man who engaged in a gun battle with California Highway Patrol officers Sunday on an Oakland freeway was a paroled bank robber who could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted under the state's "three strikes and you're out" law, authorities said Monday.

Felon Who Fired On CHP Officers Was Angry At Politicians

July 18, 2010
Officers in two CHP cruisers pulled over Byron Williams' white Toyota Tundra pickup truck that was weaving across multiple lanes of Interstate 580. Officers saw Williams pick up a handgun, yet were able to return fire and radio for backup.

CHP Deaths Emphasize Hazards of Freeway Enforcement

June 29, 2010
Five line-of-duty deaths in 2010 have shaken the California Highway Patrol and again raised awareness of the hazards faced by officers issuing citations alongside highways with fast-moving vehicles.

CHP Agrees to Pension Reduction for New Hires

June 17, 2010
The union representing California Highway Patrol officers has agreed to reduced pension benefits for new hires, under a plan that will help reduce the state's budgetary deficit.
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