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Ex-California Sheriff Surrenders for Prison Term

January 25, 2011
Michael Carona, dubbed "America's Sheriff" in 2009, was Orange County's top cop before he was indicted, tried and convicted of trying to convince a former top aide to lie for him during a spreading federal investigation of corruption in the sheriff's department.

Oakland Chief May Depart for San Jose Chief Job

January 17, 2011
Anthony Batts, who was recruited from Long Beach (Calif.) PD in 2009, has seen his ranks fall from a nearly 800-officer force to the current 657 sworn, due to budget cuts.

San Francisco Chief Accepts DA Post

January 10, 2011
Assistant Chief Jeff Godown takes over the department in the interim, while the San Francisco Police Commission searches for a replacement chief. The new chief will likely come from within the department, because the job is only guaranteed through the end of the year when a new mayor is elected.

Oregon Chief Killed In Confrontation At Car Stereo Shop

January 5, 2011
Chief Painter, 55, had responded to the shop's call at about 11 a.m. that a man later identified as 21-year-old Daniel Armaugh had entered the bay and was acting suspiciously. Armaugh apparently wrestled the gun from Chief Painter and fatally shot the officer.

Northern California City Names First Female Chief

December 1, 2010
The San Leandro (Calif.) PD has named its first-ever female chief, hiring Chief Sandra Spagnoli of neighboring Benicia, the department announced.

California Chiefs Oppose Marijuana Legalization

October 25, 2010

California's law enforcement community, as represented by the California Police Chief's Association, has lined up to oppose a ballot measure that, if passed, would legalize marijuana possession up to an ounce and allow cities and counties to permit growers, sellers and taxation of the drug. In this exclusive interview with POLICE, Covina PD's Chief Kim Raney explains why Proposition 19 would increase traffic fatalities, make it a crime to pay taxes on its sale and create a legitimized distribution network for Mexican drug cartels.

Criminology Student Named Police Chief In Mexico

October 20, 2010
The town of Praxedis G. Guerrero located near Ciudad Juarez has become a battleground between the Juarez and Sinaloa drug cartels who are trying to gain control of its single highway that's a lucrative trafficking route of narcotics into Texas.

Detroit's Interim Chief Gets Full-Time Job

September 21, 2010
Mayor Dave Bing named Ralph Godbee interim chief in July after the mayor asked former Chief Warren Evans to resign.

Chicago Officers 'Cannot Wait' For Top Cop's Departure

September 10, 2010
Chicago police officers are counting down the days until Superintendent Jody Weis leaves his post as the department's top cop.

D.C. Metro Chief Violated Whistleblower Act By Suspending Officer

August 29, 2010
The command staff of the Metropolitan (D.C.) police department, including Chief Cathy Lanier, violated the district's whistleblower act of 2005, when the department suspended an officer who told city officials about an illegal security deal.

Missouri Chief Killed After Losing Control of Cruiser

August 28, 2010
It is believed that Fricke's patrol car went off the roadway at about 10:30 a.m., and that he over-corrected, causing his vehicle to cross the highway and strike a utility pole.

Interim Detroit Chief Backs Convicted Murderer For Police Commission

August 19, 2010
In a Q&A with the Detroit Free Press, Godbee says he'd like the city's officers to live in Detroit, expresses support for convicted murderer Raphael Johnson for the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners, and urges greater community partnerships, because "we cannot arrest our way out of the crime problem."

Seattle Confirms John Diaz As Chief

August 10, 2010
Diaz took over the department, despite initial objections from African-American community leaders who had objected to his support for Officer Ian Walsh, who was captured on video punching a jaywalking teen.

Illinois Chief Allegedly Attacked State Candidate

August 4, 2010
The police chief in a Chicago suburb is under investigation, after needing to be restrained during an alleged attack against a state political candidate over campaigning in a housing subdivision.

Chicago's Top Cop: Violent Crime Isn't Out of Control

August 3, 2010
Superintendent Jody Weis said Monday that homicides have dropped in the past two decades and for the first seven months are "holding even with last year," the newspaper reported.

Murder Suspect Runs for Police Chief

July 28, 2010
David Brown, a former corrections officer, is running for the post against John Herty, the existing chief. The department has named Brown as a suspect in the death of his fiance Tamara Dupuy, who was found handcuffed and shot in a laundromat.

Detroit Mayor Forces Police Chief to Resign, Cites Poor Judgement

July 22, 2010
Mayor Dave Bing, who hired Chief Warren Evans one year ago, said he and Deputy Mayor Saul Green decided Tuesday night to ask the chief to resign based on decisions Evans made "that compromised his position as chief."

Oakland Chief Releases List of 44 Crimes PD Won't Respond To

July 14, 2010
Chief Batts released a list of situations police won't respond to that includes grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism. Several of the lesser crimes include discarding an appliance with a lock, an unauthorized cable TV connection and a stolen license plate.

Atlanta Drops 'Interim' Tag For Chief

July 9, 2010
Citing improved morale in the Atlanta PD's force, Mayor Kasim Reed officially removed the "interim" from George Turner's title by naming him the new police chief.

Seattle Chooses Veteran, Interim Chief To Lead Force

June 24, 2010
Diaz has worked in gang and violent crime sections, narcotics, and the Internet crimes against children unit. Before becoming interim chief, Diaz was a deputy chief overseeing the operations bureau.
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