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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.
New BART Chief Takes Over Agency Under Intense Scrutiny
June 21, 2010
Rainey, 51, is the former Fairfield (Calif.) PD chief and developed policies to prevent racial profiling while he worked with the Ventura County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department.
Portland PD Chief Wants to Transform Training From 'Fear-Based' to 'Competency and Confidence'
June 16, 2010
A month into his new job as Portland's police chief, Mike Reese said Tuesday he wants to transform training from a "fear-based model" -- where officers are taught to think a motorist reaching toward a floorboard is going for a gun -- to one founded on "competency and confidence" -- where a mentally ill man isn't treated like a bank robber.
Pa. Chief Claims Speeding Ticket Was Retribution
May 26, 2010
Miroslavna claims Vukovich made repeated overtures that culminated sometime in 2007 when the weightlifting buff approached her patrol car without a shirt on.
Chiefs Tell A.G. Holder Why They Oppose Ariz. Immigration Law
May 26, 2010
The chiefs have taken the position that the law will drive a wedge between the police and immigrant communities, and divert police from investigating more serious crimes.
Mass. Chief Asks to Remain Part-Time So Department Can Purchase Cruisers
May 18, 2010
If the police chief role becomes full-time, the salary would move from $10,000 to $36,000. Sarnacki would need to reapply for it.
Fallen 9/11 Hero Bernard Kerik Arrives at Maryland Prison
May 18, 2010
Bernard Kerik, the former 9/11 hero later convicted of fraud charges, began serving a four-year sentence in federal prison Monday as inmate number 84888-054.
S.C. Chief In Hot Water Over Investigation of Mayor's Car Accident
May 7, 2010
Columbia (S.C.) Police Chief Tandy Carter may lose his job because he didn't hand over the investigation into the mayor's car accident to an outside agency.
New Orleans Picks Nashville Chief to Fix Troubled Department
May 6, 2010
The 49-year-old Serpas, a former second-in-command at the department, has been the chief in Nashville since 2004.
New Dallas Chief Is Open to Policy Changes Suggested by Officers
April 29, 2010
Brown, who is known to take officers to task in meetings, is inheriting a department that's seen six years of falling crime statistics.
Six Candidates Vie for New Orleans' Top Cop Job
April 28, 2010
Two of the six candidates to head up the New Orleans Police Department have ties to the department, while the remaining four are chiefs running departments in St. Paul, Minn., Norfolk, Va., and other areas.
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