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Search Result: California Highway Patrol

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Suicidal Calif. Teacher's Pursuit, Crash

July 11, 2012

A Los Angeles teacher accused of sexually abusing a 14-year-old student crashed into a child-care center, after leading officers on a pursuit from Lakewood to Rancho Palos Verdes on Tuesday. Read the full story here.

Injured Hiker Saves CHP Officer Struck by Copter Blade

July 10, 2012
A California Highway Patrol officer survived a critical wound from a helicopter blade, thanks to an injured hiker who provided timely trauma care to the officer.

Road Rage in L.A.

June 21, 2012

Jerry Patterson stopped along the southbound 5 Freeway and shouted at three other men on June 12. The altercation turned violent, and two of the men beat Patterson until he was motionless on the ground.

CHP Agrees To Furloughs

June 11, 2012
The California Highway Patrol officers union and Gov. Jerry Brown's administration have reached a furlough agreement to cut pay 5 percent for a year.

CHP Shifts To Ford P.I. Utility for Patrol

May 31, 2012
The CHP picked the P.I. Utility for its payload capacity and versatility in handling a variety of missions including traffic enforcement, event security, and facility protection.

Retired CHP Officer Claims Cover-Up In Zodiac Killer Case

May 16, 2012
In "The Zodiac Killer Cover Up," former California Highway Patrol Officer Lyndon Lafferty claims there was a massive law enforcement coverup that prevented the killer from being caught.

CHP Officer Pleads Not Guilty of Illegal Cache

April 10, 2012
A California Highway Patrol officer, charged with having a cache of illegal guns, explosives, drugs, and stolen drivers' licenses at his Anderson area home, pleaded not guilty on Monday in Shasta County Superior Court.

Drugged Driving Rises In California

February 29, 2012
While drunk driving fatalities are on the decline, a California agency this week warned that the number of deadly crashes involving drugged motorists in the state has been steadily increasing over at least four years.

2 Calif. Officers Injured In Occupy Protest

February 28, 2012
Two California law enforcement officers were injured during a clash with Occupy protesters at the state Capitol. A city police officer was injured when a member of the Occupy group jumped on him, and a CHP officer was hurt after being struck by an object.

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.
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