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N.Y. MTA Officer Sings Anthem at Knicks Game

November 8, 2012
A New York state transit police officer will sing the national anthem before the New York Knicks' NBA game on Friday after a ceremony honoring the victims of Superstorm Sandy.

Transit Cop Stabbed In Eye Shoots, Kills Assailant

July 5, 2012
Officer John Barnett, 45, underwent more than four hours of surgery at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center after the assault. After the surgery, a doctor said the knife "almost severed his eyeball in half."

N.Y. Senator Proposes TASERs for Transit Workers

April 17, 2012
New York state Sen. Eric Adams, a retired NYPD captain, is renewing his proposal from last year to let commuter train and Amtrak crews carry TASERs.

No Charges In N.Y. Friendly Fire Killing

February 29, 2012
No criminal charges will be filed against the New York transit officer who mistook an off-duty Nassau County police officer for a suspect and fatally shot him in March.

Dallas Transit Cop Shot, Two Passengers Killed

February 8, 2012
A bystander was killed and two people, including a Dallas Area Rapid Transit police officer, were injured in a gun battle at a train station in Richardson. The gunman was later fatally shot in a nearby building.

Chronicling the Stories of 9/11 Responders

February 8, 2012
While representing the board of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE), I attended a lecture given by Dr. Benjamin Luft, the author of a wonderful book that tells the personal stories of 9/11 responders called "We're Not Leaving."

Mehserle Testifies In Civil Rights Trial Involving 2008 Arrest

November 26, 2011
Former BART Police officer Johannes Mehserle testified in federal court that he feared an attack from a combative subject against himself and another officer during a confrontation in late 2008.

BART Officers Lack Crisis Training, Chief Says

September 30, 2011
The chief of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police department told state legislators this week that only a fraction of his officers have been trained in crisis intervention methods that would help them deal with people who are mentally ill.

Hackers Post BART Officers' Personal Data

August 18, 2011
Hackers launched a second cyber-attack on Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police, posting the personal information of more than 100 transit officers on the BART Police Officers' Association Website.

BART Shuts Down 4 Stations, Faces FCC Probe

August 16, 2011
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police shut down four stations in downtown San Francisco, following ongoing protesting of the fatal shooting of a homeless man in July.

Video: Will Video Evidence Satisfy the BART Doubters?

August 5, 2011
The controversy involving the July 3 BART shooting picked up steam, as critics questioned, doubted, and eventually condemned the police "version." For the second time in 2-½ years, BART Police found themselves embroiled in yet another controversial shooting. This was yet another blow to BART Police—a department working very hard to rebuild its image.

BART Cop Shoots Man with Knife

July 29, 2011
Surveillance video from the BART Civic Center Station shows part of the officer-involved shooting resulting in the death of 45-year-old Charles Hill on July 3. This enhanced video circles the knife that BART officials say Hill threw at the officers.

BART Chief Backs Officers In Fatal Shooting

July 5, 2011
The Bay Area Rapid Transit police Chief Kenton Rainey on Monday publicly defended how his officers responded Sunday by fatally shooting an intoxicated man who used a bottle as a weapon and had a knife.

Maryland Transportation Authority Police Lose Take-Home Vehicles

July 1, 2011
The Maryland Transportation Authority (MdTA) Police Lodge 34 lost its bid to force state officials to provide them with take-home vehicles as part of an agreement made during Gov. Robert Ehrlich's administration, according to court documents.

Former BART Officer Johannes Mehserle to be Released from Jail

May 31, 2011
A year after facing a lifetime in prison for killing an unarmed BART passenger, former transit police Officer Johannes Mehserle will be released from jail in a couple of weeks.

BART to Issue TASERs to Every Officer

May 27, 2011
The agency's board on Thursday approved the purchase of 130 of the electronic control devices. The $140,775 purchase of the additional stun guns was recommended by outside consultants following the fatal 2009 New Year's Day shooting of Oscar Grant by then BART police officer Johannes Mehserle.

Law Enforcement Urges Vigilance After Killing of Bin Laden

May 2, 2011
Following the killing of bin Laden, Homeland Security briefings urged law enforcement agencies to remain alert for any potential retaliatory strikes. Law enforcement leaders who spoke publicly made it clear they weren't aware of any specific threats.

Amtrak Asks Passengers To Police Trains and Tracks

April 21, 2011
The Partners for Amtrak Safety and Security (PASS) program, which was launched on Monday, is a neighborhood watch-style program that encourages passengers and the public to be on alert and report safety or security issues.

School Agent Returned Fire with Shot Cop's Gun During NYC Retail Robbery

April 18, 2011
Anthony Presley, 39, attempted to thwart the robbery in Bedford-Stuyvesant on Saturday night. He was shot in the shoulder. The school agent then grabbed Presley's Glock and chased off the robbers.

N.Y. Transit Officers Apprehend Bank Robbery Suspect

March 28, 2011
Officers found 21-year-old Max Schneider inside the bathroom of a train car. The officers then turned Schneider over to the Suffolk County Police Department, which charged him in the robberies that took place between Feb. 17 and March 24.
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