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LEO Fatalities Plummet 41 Percent During First Six Months of 2008

July 10, 2008

After an unexpected surge in 2007, the number of law enforcement officers killed in the United States plummeted 41 percent during the first six months of this year, reaching the lowest level in more than four decades, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) have announced.

Illinois Man Uses Toddler as Shield Against Police TASER

July 10, 2008

With a Taser pointed at him, a LaPorte, Ill., man barricaded inside his home grabbed his 2-year-old daughter early Tuesday and used her as a shield.

19 LAPD Officers to Face Discipline Over Mayday Park Melee

July 10, 2008

Los Angeles police officials announced Tuesday that 17 officers and two sergeants from the department's elite Metropolitan Division should be punished for their roles in last year's May Day melee in MacArthur Park, which left scores of people injured.

Atlanta Police Seek Woman Who Threw Kitten from Moving Car

July 10, 2008

Atlanta police are looking for a woman who reportedly threw a gray kitten out of her moving car.

According to Elasha Germain, a specialist at the Atlanta Humane Society, a red-haired woman in her mid-50s tried to leave three cats at the center on June 21. When Germain told her the center was full and could not take any more animals, the woman turned violent — on the cats.

Hit-and-Run on Anchorage Police Car Ends in Fatal Wreck

July 10, 2008
A short police chase downtown Tuesday afternoon ended when a fleeing pickup went airborne and landed upside down in the Anchorage jail parking lot, killing its driver.

L.A. County Police Officer Killed in Off-Duty Traffic Accident

July 9, 2008

A sport utility vehicle rammed into a stalled minivan on the 60 Freeway in Hacienda Heights early this morning and overturned, killing an off-duty Los Angeles County police officer and a young man, authorities said.

Minnesota Reports Sharp Drop in Meth Abuse

July 6, 2008
The Minnesota Health Department is reporting a dramatic decline in methamphetamine use in the state.

NYPD Says Angry Brooklyn Man Sicced Pit Bull on Kids at Girlfriend's House, One Mauled

July 5, 2008
An enraged Brooklyn man tossed a pit bull into a basement full of terrified children Wednesday, using it as a "weapon" that chomped a 3-year-old boy, cops said.

Boise PD Goes Undercover on Dog Poop Patrol

July 5, 2008
Boise police tried to crack down on dog owners who flout the city's dog leash and poop pickup laws Tuesday, but an early-morning rain storm apparently kept many away from the parks.

Albuquerque Officer Placed on Leave Following Alleged Attack on News Photographer

July 4, 2008
An Albuquerque police officer who was captured on video attacking a KOB-TV news photographer has been placed on leave.
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