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Mass. Cop Slasher Gets 24-26 Years
May 10, 2013
A remorseless defendant who nearly killed a Danvers (Mass.) Police patrolman in a knife attack was sentenced to 24 to 26 years in state prison by a judge who called him "a menace to society."
Colo. Theater Shooter Wants Insanity Plea
May 9, 2013
James Holmes wants to plead not guilty by reason of insanity to the killing of 12 people and the injuring of 70 others in the Aurora movie theater attack. Holmes would need the judge's permission to change his plea.
Fla. Man Gets 20 Years for Firing AK-47 at Officers
April 29, 2013
A central Florida man who tried to kill two St. Cloud Police officers in 2011 with an AK-47 was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the attack.
Connecticut's Dangerous Weapon Offender Registry
April 15, 2013
It does make logical sense to keep firearms out of the hands of people who have just been treated for psychiatric issues or adjudicated mentally ill. However, taking weapons out of the hands of people with low-level misdemeanor convictions is nothing short of excessive government overreach.
Video: Off-Duty Cop Stops Hawaiian Airport Attack
April 5, 2013
An off-duty Pinole (Calif.) Police officer came to the aid of a TSA officer at the Honolulu airport, after a homeless woman with a history of mental illness began assaulting the woman.
Sheriff's Accused Killer Had Mental Problems
April 4, 2013
The man accused of killing a West Virginia sheriff Wednesday had spent time in a psychiatric hospital and experienced mental problems caused by exposure to harmful chemicals. He reportedly didn't have a grudge against law enforcement.
New Details Emerge About Tucson Shooter
March 28, 2013
Nearly 3,000 pages of newly released investigative reports on the Gabrielle Giffords shooting reveal a suspect who slowly became unhinged as those around him attempted to intervene.
Thousands Remember Slain Va. Trooper
March 13, 2013
Thousands of well-wishers attended the Tuesday memorial service for a fallen Virginia State Police trooper who was remembered as a dedicated public servant.
Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea for Colo. Theater Shooter
March 12, 2013
A Colorado judge entered a not guilty plea for suspected Aurora theater shooter James Holmes over the objections of his attorneys who argued they needed more time to respond to charges.
Colo. Theater Shooter Considers Insanity Plea
March 4, 2013
Lawyers for Aurora theater-shooting suspect James Holmes are challenging the constitutionality of Colorado's laws for insanity pleas, introducing a complicated new argument into his case.
Report Identifies Newtown Gunman's Disorder
February 20, 2013
The gunman who shot 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December couldn't handle being touched by anyone but his mother.
Judge: Suspect In Texas Deputy's Death Incompetent
February 5, 2013
The man who overpowered and killed a Bowie County (Texas) Sheriff's deputy during a prisoner transport assignment has been declared mentally incompetent for trial.
James Holmes To Face Trial, Plea Delayed
January 11, 2013
The suspect accused of killing 12 people in a Colorado movie theater will face a trial and enter a plea in March, a judge ruled Friday.
Court: Vt. Cruiser Crusher Mentally Incompetent
January 10, 2013
The Vermont man who used his father's tractor to crush seven police vehicles has been found mentally incompetent and will receive treatment rather than face criminal charges.
Neb. Man Used Son As Shield In Fatal OIS
January 3, 2013
Omaha (Neb.) Police officers fatally shot a 31-year-old man who used one of his 3-year-old twins as a shield while pointing a shotgun at responding officers.
A Whole Village to Raise…Only One Madman To Destroy
December 20, 2012
I often wondered if the school would begrudge my occasionally sitting in some unoccupied office as I wrote for POLICE. And I had every reason to suspect that other officers would be willing to stop by the school and lend an unsubsidized vigil.
Video: Fatal Cleveland Pursuit Suspect Arrested Dozens of Times
December 6, 2012
One of the two suspects who died in a hail of police gunfire in East Cleveland was a familiar face to officers due to some 50 contacts with police dating back to 2001.
Suspect Attempts 'Triangle Choke' On Maine Officer
December 4, 2012
A Bangor (Maine) Police officer defeated a martial arts move to arrest a domestic violence suspect on Monday afternoon.
Ala. Deputy Shot, Killed by Emotionally Disturbed Man
November 25, 2012
A Baldwin County (Ala.) Sheriff's deputy was fatally shot Friday afternoon, after responding to a domestic dispute involving an emotionally disturbed man.
Suspected Freeway Shooter Arrested In Mich.
November 7, 2012
The mother of I-96 corridor shooting suspect Raulie Wayne Casteel, who was arrested at his in-laws' Wixom home Monday night, says she was worried her son was mentally ill and tried to get him help.
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