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Williamsburg: Policing Where the Present Meets the Past

July 20, 2014

A former NYPD cop, Hamilton moved to this quiet Tidewater community more than 15 years ago after her child waited for a bus in New York next to a dead body.

Policing Tourist Areas: Working Where Others Play

July 17, 2014

Law enforcement officers who work in tourism towns have a two-fold mission, protecting the locals and protecting the droves of tourists that the locals depend upon for their livelihood and their departments depend upon for operating funds. That may sound crass but law enforcement agencies in destination areas have to be aware of the numbers and what they mean.

Bystanders Hit When NYPD Officers Open Fire In Times Square

September 16, 2013
Two bystanders were hit when NYPD officers opened fire in Times Square on Saturday evening after a disoriented man jumped into the path of oncoming traffic.

Police Union Warns Visitors About 'War-Like' Detroit

October 8, 2012
As the Detroit Tigers got ready to host the Oakland Athletics for playoff baseball, the city's police union warned visitors about the city's "war like" atmosphere, high crime rate, and low police morale.

N.Y. State Park Police Seeking Applicants

September 11, 2012
The New York State Park Police, who patrol Niagara Falls State Park and 177 other parks and 35 historic sites throughout the Empire State, are seeking applicants.

Two Dead, 13 Injured In New Orleans Halloween Shootings

November 1, 2011
Halloween violence erupted in New Orleans, as shootings in the French Quarter and other neighborhoods left two men dead and 13 people injured.

Video: Detroit Cop Sued for Punching Casino Patron

September 27, 2011
The incident took place at the U Me Drink club in the MGM Grand casino. Officers were called to remove Patrick Poisson, 38, who had allegedly touched the buttocks of a waitress. While escorting Poisson from the bar, Officer Arthur Dudal apparently sucker-punched Poisson twice.

Detroit Cop Punches Casino Patron

September 27, 2011

A Michigan man is suing the city of Detroit, claiming an officer sucker-punched him after he improperly touched a waitress earlier this summer at the MGM Grand.

S.D. Patrolman Cleared In Fatal Custer Shooting

September 24, 2011
South Dakota's attorney general and criminal investigation division have cleared a highway patrolman who fatally shot a man who told a dispatcher he wanted to kill a law enforcement officer.

Video: Commish Kelly Downplays NYPD Cops' Dirty Dancing

September 13, 2011
The NYPD's top cop said he wished his officers hadn't participated in the revelry, but said it's not unusual for cops assigned to work the parade to get caught up in the rowdy spirit.

N.C. Deputy Assaulted While Helping Drowning Man

September 6, 2011
A Davidson County (N.C.) Sheriff's deputy attempting to save a man drowning in a lake was punched by the man's brother. While patrolling the High Rock Lake area of Lexington, deputy Tim Smith was notified by a family member that a 21-year-old man had gone underwater.

Two NYPD Cops Shot During Violent Labor Day Weekend

September 6, 2011
Two New York City police officers were wounded in an exchange of gunfire on Labor Day that capped a violent weekend of shootings in Brooklyn and disrupted the annual West Indian Day Parade.

N.Y. Cops, Muslims Scuffle Over Head Scarves

September 1, 2011
The incident began when one woman began arguing with an amusement park staff member about the park's rule banning the head scarves. Operators said the ban is not Muslim specific and was imposed to keep hats from flying off the rides.

Chicago Beachgoers Witness Police Horse's Seizure

August 30, 2011
Chicago Police Officer Paul Casasanto is mourning the loss of Mik, his equine partner who suffered a fatal seizure while patrolling North Beach in Monday.

20 Injured In Two Seattle-Area Shootings

July 25, 2011
Twenty people were wounded in two separate shootings in south King County over the weekend at a car show and casino.

Bourbon Street Tourism Workers Support NOPD Shooting

July 12, 2011
William Sahms, who works at Babe's Cabaret, a half-block from where Justin Schaubert was shot, shared Pinkeee's sentiment. "This wasn't the NOPD being trigger-happy," Sahms said. "They did the right thing, 100 percent."

Memphis Officer Fatally Shot at Downtown Hotel

July 3, 2011
Officer Timothy Warren was hit by gunfire while inside the hotel. Officer Warren, 39, was apparently shot in the head and pronounced dead at the Regional Medical Center following the shooting.

Boston PD Seeks Jurisdiction Over Waterfront

June 2, 2011
Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said yesterday that city police are better equipped to respond to crimes in areas such as the Seaport District and Carson Beach that technically are part of Boston but that fall under State Police jurisdiction.

A Dozen Officers Involved in Fatal South Miami Beach Holiday Shooting

May 31, 2011
Sgt. Alejandro Bello, president of the Miami Beach Fraternal Order of Police, said a dozen officers — eight from Miami Beach and four from outside the department — were involved in the confrontation with the still unidentified driver and the subsequent shooting.

Shots Fired: Pinellas County, Fla., Crime Scene

March 15, 2011

Pinellas County (Fla.) Sheriff's Sgt. Raymond Fleming was among the deputies who pursued Kentin Dion Brooks during his campaign of vehicular terror. Dep. Jeffrey Newman performed the PIT maneuver on the black Mustang, and then Brooks opened up on the officers with a 9mm handgun from behind tinted windows. Deputies fired 39 rounds, ending the shoreline gunfight northwest of St. Petersburg. Read the full story in our "Shot Fired: Pinellas County, Florida 10/28/2009." Photos are courtesy of PCSO.

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