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Suspect In Tenn. Deputy's Fatal Shooting Dies

June 6, 2008
A man suspected of killing a Grundy County (Tenn.) sheriff's deputy and wounding another officer has died after authorities said he shot himself at the end of a daylong manhunt, a hospital supervisor said.

LAPD Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed in Boyle Heights Gun Battle

June 6, 2008
A Boyle Heights gun battle between Los Angeles police officers and a group of drug suspects Thursday left a narcotics detective wounded and a suspect dead. The detective, a 14-year veteran, suffered a non-life-threatening injury to one leg, but escaped a potentially deadly wound to his head when a bullet ricocheted off his helmet, authorities said.

Dallas Detectives Battle Metal Thieves

June 6, 2008
"This crime is a commodity, profit-driven crime, with the price of copper so high that people are willing to risk arrest to do the crime," said Dallas police Lt. Richard Dwyer, who commands the four-detective unit that investigates metal thefts.
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S.C. Trooper of the Year: Family’s Sacrifices Paved Officer’s Path

June 6, 2008
• Born in a refugee camp in Austria, where his parents fled from Cold War-era Hungary while Beres was still in his mother’s womb • Immigrating to the United States with only the kindness of a Connecticut church to keep his family warm and fed • Eating a lot of buttered bread and collecting cans to turn in for money to buy food and second-hand clothing “He is a shining example of not only what a trooper should be, but what a man should be,” said Cpl. Paul Brouthers, Beres’ supervisor.

S.F. Chief Admits that She Has Not Qualified with Duty Weapon in Years

June 5, 2008
San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong has acknowledged that she has gone years without qualifying with her service pistol.

Activist Group Says Calif. Gang Member Should Not Serve Life Sentence for Kidnapping Committed When He Was 14

June 5, 2008
Nunez and co-defendant Jose Diego Perez, 29 – both members of the violent 18th Street gang in Los Angeles – were arrested April 25, 2001, after they kidnapped Delfino Moreno, 34, from in front of his Santa Ana home.

Illinois Police Chief Charged in Prostitution Scam that Netted $400K

June 5, 2008
Scott Fitts, 40, the police chief of Grant Park for 14 years, was arrested outside his home in Manteno and arraigned in federal court in Springfield on 10 counts of wire fraud, making false statements to federal investigators, income-tax evasion and illegal structuring of financial transactions, said U.S. Atty. Rodger Heaton, who oversees the Central District of Illinois.

Man Killed in Standoff with New Orleans SWAT

June 5, 2008
Long before the tear gas canisters blasted through his family's flood-ravaged house, before he taunted police in a 10-hour standoff -- before he died in an exchange of gunfire with officers early Wednesday -- Eric Minshew fought a years-long battle for his own sanity.

Utah Judge Says Man's Ninth DUI Conviction Will Stick

June 5, 2008
A judge denied a Wednesday motion to overturn a man's ninth DUI conviction, instead sentencing him to up to five years in prison. "I feel like I'm being judged on my past, which maybe I am and maybe I deserve," Robert Kent Vandyke told the judge.

N.C. Legislature Considers Bill to Give Sex Offenders More Time

June 5, 2008
A bill before the North Carolina legislature would toughen sex crime penalties, sending some violent offenders who target children to prison for at least 25 years and then monitoring more of them by GPS satellites when they do get out.
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