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Strategos Introduces New Weapon Light

July 6, 2011
The PEL-6 Secutor, named after a class of gladiator in ancient Rome, uses a CREE LED that produces more than 120 Lumens of bright white light. Featuring a patented user interface of a rotating tailcap, the flashlight enables the user to program constant on modes thus enabling functions to be activated with one hand. The user does not have to alter his grip to push buttons or rotate bezel rings to achieve immediate tactical functionality.

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.

Texas Town Cuts Police Department

July 5, 2011
The City Council in Alto, Texas, has essentially eliminated its police department, reducing the police budget to zero and coordinating with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Officer to handle calls for the 1,200-resident town.

LAPD Officers To Pay Increased Health-Care Costs In Labor Deal

July 5, 2011
Los Angeles Police officers will pass up a cost-of-living raise and shoulder increased health-care costs under a new labor deal with the city that was announced today.
<p>Photo: Miami PD.</p>

Miami Chief Offered 'Bribe' to Resign

July 5, 2011
A day after saying he was offered $400,000 to "leave quietly," Miami Police Chief Miguel Exposito now says city officials offered him a $200,000 to leave his post as top cop. Prior to a Jan. 13 commission meeting, Miami's Mayor Tomas Regalado, then City Manager Tony Crapp, and CFO Larry Spring met to discuss whether $200,000 would be enough incentive to persuade Chief Exposito to resign.
<p>Photo:<strong id="yui_3_3_0_3_13098981969881166"><a href=""> Alesa Dam</a></strong></p>

N.Y. Biker Protesting Helmet Laws Dies of Head Injuries In Crash

July 5, 2011
Philip A. Contos, 55, was killed on Saturday afternoon during a ride in Onondaga when his 1983 Harley fishtailed and threw him over the handlebars. Contos would likely have survived had he been wearing a helmet, according to New York State Police.
<p><strong>Photo:</strong> <strong id="yui_3_3_0_3_13099120576511268"><a href="">Dan_H</a></strong></p>

California Bill Would Require Warrant for Cell Phone Searches

July 5, 2011
Members of the Peace Officers Research Association of California have come out in opposition to the bill, saying cell phones contain vital information about crimes in progress that could be deleted by the suspect.

Secret Service Investigates Obama Assassination Hoax

July 5, 2011
The U.S. Secret Service has launched an investigation into the hacking of the Fox News Twitter account and six tweets posted early Monday claiming President Obama had been assassinated.

Irate Husband Allegedly Shot Memphis Officer

July 5, 2011
Alexander Haydel, who is being held on first-degree murder charges, apparently arrived at the hotel and got into an argument with his wife and her ex-husband. The couple was staying in town to celebrate the holiday.

Mexico Captures Zetas Founder Wanted In ICE Agent's Killing

July 5, 2011
Mexican authorities have captured Jesus Regon Aguilar, one of the three founding members of the Los Zetas drug cartel and a suspect in the killing of a U.S. immigration enforcement agent earlier this year. Jesus Rejon Aguilar, who goes by the alias "El Mamito" (Pretty Boy), was taken into custody on Sunday near Mexico City without a shot being fired.
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