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Former LAPD Detective Guilty of Murder

March 8, 2012
A jury has convicted former Los Angeles Police Department detective Stephanie Lazarus of murdering the wife of her former lover in a cold case that forced the department to bring down one of its own.

Mattress-Toting Fla. Officer Suspended

March 8, 2012
The Miami-Dade, Fla., police officer caught hauling two mattresses strapped to her patrol car has been suspended, as she winds down her career toward retirement.

Gangs and Electronic Surveillance—Part II

March 6, 2012
The girlfriend was provided with a “burnout phone.” A burnout phone is one that would be operational for a few months before being burned out. By that time the bill would have grown to many thousands of dollars, which they had no intention of paying.

La. Deputies Used Journo's Face for Target Practice

March 5, 2012
St. Bernard Parish (La.) Sheriff Jack Stephens has apologized for the "bad taste" showed by several deputies who used the picture of a television reporter during target practice.

Police: Va. Cop Stabbed 2 Firefighters After Crash

March 5, 2012
A Virginia Beach police officer reportedly stabbed two firefighters after he wrecked his car. Officer Bradley Colas crashed in Hallwood about 6:42 a.m. Sunday.

Ariz. Agency Demotes Cop Who Posted Bullet-Riddled Obama Picture

February 29, 2012
An Arizona police sergeant who posted a picture of a bullet-riddled President Obama T-shirt was demoted and docked two weeks pay by his agency.

La. Sheriff Charged with Fraud, ID Theft

February 24, 2012
The Ouachita Parish (La.) sheriff and a major in the agency have been charged with conspiracy, computer fraud, identity theft and obstruction, U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley announced.

Video: Fired Tenn. Trooper Files Second Appeal To Get Job Back

February 21, 2012
The Tennessee trooper who drove past a fiery wreck at the end of a pursuit has filed a second appeal to get his job back after internal investigators determined he deliberately avoided the wreck.

N.C. Cop Accused of Hiring Underage Prostitute

February 16, 2012
Raleigh (N.C.) Police Officer Jason Brandon Hoyle is charged with two felonies for paying a 17-year-old prostitute for a sexual encounter that took place Feb. 7.

Ga. Deputy Under Scrutiny for Racy Online Picture

February 15, 2012
A Walton County (Ga.) Sheriff's deputy may lose his job for a racy online photo showing his hands on the buttocks of a woman while in uniform. Deputy Thaddeus Lloyd is seen in uniform next to his patrol car with the woman who was nude from the waist down.

Report: The 'Troubling Practices' of Fla. Police Speeding

February 14, 2012
The Sun Sentinel reported other "troubling practices" such as officers not being cited for speeding, off-duty speeding that goes unchallenged unless someone complains, and punishment that can be as slight as a verbal or written reminder to obey the speed limit.

If You Can Read This...Please Don't

February 14, 2012
Well, a couple of weeks ago I blogged about the attempted arrest of a Santa Maria (Calif.) Police officer that resulted in his shooting death. I'd like to think that a vast majority of the few thousand—we keep a running tally—who read the piece at least understood where I was coming.

FBI: Two Chicago Cops Jacked Drug Proceeds From FBI Witness

February 13, 2012
A Chicago Police sergeant and patrol officer were arrested Sunday in an FBI sting and charged with stealing $5,200 from a federal witness they believed was transporting the cash for drug dealers.

Ohio Cop Fired AK-47 Rounds Into Personal Vehicle

February 9, 2012
A Steubenville (Ohio) Police officer will be placed on administrative leave, after other officers said he fired an AK-47 at his personal vehicle inside his garage.

Lakewood Cop Accused of Stealing From Fund of Fallen Four

February 9, 2012
A Lakewood (Wash.) Police officer allegedly embezzled about $150,000 intended for the families of the four officers killed in a coffeehouse shootout in 2009, spending some of the money on a Las Vegas trip and REI shopping spree.

Mich. Cop Claims Sexism Led To Termination

February 7, 2012
Though a former Bay City (Mich.) Police officer has filed a lawsuit claiming sexism led to her termination, attorneys representing Bay City are claiming she was fired in part for dereliction of duty.

NYPD Cop Pleads Guilty In Gun-Smuggling Case

February 7, 2012
The ringleader of a gang of active and retired cops pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to transport illegal guns, cigarettes and slot machines across state lines.

Video: Tenn. Trooper Fired, Sued for Ignoring Crash

February 6, 2012
The Tennessee Highway Patrol has terminated one of its troopers, who failed to help a driver who had crashed during a pursuit. The victim's family also filed a $10 million suit against the trooper and agency.

Tenn. Trooper Ignored Crash

February 6, 2012

Tennessee Trooper Van Morgan has been terminated for deliberately ignoring a fatal crash by a driver he had pursued.

Best Friend Fired Fatal Shot In Calif. Cop Shooting

February 2, 2012
The Santa Maria (Calif.) Police officer who was fatally shot by fellow officers attempting to arrest him at a DUI checkpoint drew his weapon on two sergeants—his cousin and the best man in his wedding just three weeks earlier.
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