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Dodgers Hire Bratton To Review Security Proceedures

April 8, 2011
William Bratton, the Los Angeles Police chief from 2002 to 2009, is the chairman of Kroll, an international security firm that will produce a report assessing security issues at Dodger Stadium.

Shaquille O'Neal Sworn In As Mass. Reserve Deputy

March 24, 2011
Boston Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal was sworn as a reserve deputy into the Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff's Association on Thursday.

SWAT Officers Provide Security for Mike Vick's Super Bowl Party

February 4, 2011
The owner of the venue — the party is scheduled for the Deux Lounge in Dallas — told TMZ he hired the tactical officers to begin providing security at 9 p.m. tonight.

NFL Player Tasered, After Grabbing Officer's Crotch

February 1, 2011
After pulling him over, the officer asked Everson Griffen for his license, which turned out not to be valid. He reportedly then told them "he did not want to go back to jail" and sprinted away from the officers, who caught up with him. Griffen was Tasered after he allegedly grabbed the officer in the groin area.

NFL Star's Tweet: Officer Let Me Off for Autograph

November 10, 2010
A Baltimore County Police Officer has dodged disciplinary action, after Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice tweeted that he got out of a traffic ticket in exchange for an autograph.

Officer Brushes With Greatness

October 22, 2010

We asked you to send us a photo of you in uniform with a recognizeable person for a "brush with greatness" photo gallery. After receiving all your submissions, we've assembled them into this gallery, so enjoy paging through to see the familiar faces posing with law officers whose work has led them into contact with actors, politicians and other celebrities. Thanks for all your submissions!

Former Nashville Officer Wants Steve McNair Case Reopened

June 9, 2010
Police ruled that the former McNair was shot dead in his sleep by his 20-year-old girlfriend, Sahel Kazemi, who then turned the gun on herself. The former officer contacted Kazemi's sisters and told them he didn't believe Sahel was the shooter.

Pennsylvania Police Remove Trooper As Roethlisberger Assistant

April 21, 2010
Pennsylvania State Trooper Ed Joyner can no longer work as an assistant to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger because his conduct "demeaned the image of the department," according to a statement from the agency.

Cop In Roethlisberger Case Resigns

April 16, 2010
The Georgia police officer who took the initial report from the woman who accused Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of sexual assault has resigned.

Super Surveillance

February 1, 2010

In preparation for Super Bowl XLIV, the Miami-Dade Police Department coordinated with the FBI, Sony Electronics, a local security integrator and other emergency managers to install video surveillance that provides full coverage, smooth video handling and crowd control.

Shaq O'Neal Could be Deputized In Ohio

October 30, 2009
O'Neal could be deputized by Cuyahoga County Sheriff Bob Reid, who has said he will make O'Neal a special deputy, when given the go-ahead by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy.

Birmingham Chief Says Officers Made Proper Decision Not To Arrest Tigers' Cabrera

October 7, 2009
Birmingham police officers who released drunken Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, following a domestic violence call, followed department policy by not arresting the ballplayer, according to Chief Richard Patterson, the Detroit Free Press reports.

NFL Rookie Arrested After Shoving Baltimore Officer

August 24, 2009
Anthony Fein, a rookie who's trying to make the Baltimore Ravens as a back-up linebacker, was arrested Sunday night, after he apparently shoved an officer, the Baltimore Sun reports.

NBA Player's 'Tweets' Use Gang Style

August 6, 2009
Denver Nuggets' guard J.R. Smith shuts down his Twitter account, amidst controversy that he may have been using it to promote the Bloods street gang, the Denver Post reports.

Dallas Police Officer Resigns Over NFL Player Ryan Moats' Traffic Stop

April 2, 2009
Dallas police Officer Robert Powell resigned Wednesday, a week after he garnered national notoriety for detaining an NFL player outside a hospital where his mother-in-law lay dying.

Animal Pit Fights

October 17, 2008
Hip-hop stars, drug dealers, and notorious gang members frequented every cock fighting derby. Because guns and other weapons were openly exposed, disputes often resulted in assaults and homicides.

Maximum Blitz: Super Bowl Security

April 1, 2003

Post-9/11 America is a tense place to plan for huge gatherings of football fans in crowded urban areas

Melee in Memphis

November 1, 2002

Violent, pre-fight media melees, profane press conferences, and the illegal out-of-the-ring antics of superstars seem to be the only way to get the sports fan's attention these days.

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