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<p>Photo courtesy of Washington DOC.</p>

Wash. C.O.'s Killer Gets Death

May 15, 2013
The Washington inmate convicted of strangling Officer Jayme Biendl in a prison chapel received a death sentence from a jury this afternoon. With the sentence, Byron Scherf becomes the ninth man on Washington's death row.

Half-Staff Flags Honor National Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 15, 2013
The nation is celebrating Peace Officers Memorial Day today by flying flags at half staff in remembrance of the fallen law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Officer's Weapon Accidentally Discharges on School Bus

May 15, 2013
The Winchester (Va.) Police Department is taking a close look at its officers' weapons holsters after an officer's gun accidentally went off in a special needs school bus.

Ala. College Deploys Drones to Monitor Campus

May 15, 2013
Officials at the University of Alabama Huntsville have announced that the school will deploy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor the campus. The UAVs will use small spotlights or infrared cameras, along with video surveillance cameras to scan campus grounds.
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New Detroit Chief Leaves Cincinnati Force

May 14, 2013
Detroit native and Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig will return to his hometown to lead the police force for a city teetering on the brink of bankruptcy.

Chicago Officer Dragged, Thrown from Vehicle

May 14, 2013
When she approached the vehicle, the driver grabbed her vest and drove off, authorities said. As the vehicle sped away, the officer was thrown from it and tumbled to the ground.

Video: Calif. Sheriff Accused of Excessive Force, Cover-up

May 14, 2013
The Kern County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department is fending off accusations its deputies fatally beat a suspect with batons as he lay on the pavement.
<p>Photo by Mark W. Clark.</p>

Police Week Candlelight Vigil Honors 321 Fallen Officers

May 14, 2013
Last year’s total of 120 officers killed in the line of duty was a significant reduction from the 169 killed in 2011 and the lowest number since 1959. All of the speakers at this year’s vigil praised this trend as a move in the right direction and focused on the need to further reduce line-of-duty deaths.
<p>Photo by Paul Clinton.</p>

NYPD Inspector: I Never Punished Cops On Quotas

May 14, 2013
A New York City police deputy inspector who was secretly recorded by a subordinate testified that he never punished officers if they didn't meet quotas and didn't order race-based stops.

Ohio Cop Recounts Kidnapping Scene

May 14, 2013
Officer Anthony Espada, who recounted his story on the Cleveland Division of Police's blog, said he doesn't feel like a hero for helping rescue Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight from Ariel Castro's house on May 6.
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