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Bloody Los Angeles Weekend Claims 14 Lives

June 10, 2008
Violence on the streets of Los Angeles County took 14 lives this weekend, underscoring the struggles of local law enforcement in dealing with a rise in homicides this year.

Fuel Costs Trim Raise for N.M. Deputies

June 10, 2008
Torrance County, N.M., sheriff's deputies will not be getting as big a raise as they thought this year because the sheriff's department is spending more than planned for fuel.

FBI: Violent Crime Down 1.4 Percent in 2007

June 9, 2008
Violent crime in the United States declined 1.4 percent in 2007 compared with 2006, ending a two-year run during which the statistic increased, according to a preliminary FBI report issued Monday.

Phoenix Burglary Suspect Killed After Using Officer's TASER

June 9, 2008
A brawl outside a Phoenix home turned into a fatal shooting Saturday morning, when officers said they were forced to shoot a suspect who used a Taser stun gun on them.

Surfer Finds Bundle of Marijuana on San Diego Beach

June 8, 2008
A surfer found more than 70 pounds of marijuana washed up on a San Diego-area beach early Wednesday morning, sheriff's deputies reported. The surfer called the Sheriff's Department shortly after 6:30 a.m. after he spotted the bundles of marijuana on the rocks on the beach south of Seagrove Park, bundled in packages weighing 1 kilogram each (2.2 pounds) and two burlap sacks.

Suit Accuses Albuquerque PD of Racial Profiling

June 8, 2008
Albuquerque police officers stopped Edward Henry's rental car, forced him to get out at gunpoint and accused the Dallas engineer of coming to the city to steal a car, according to a federal lawsuit he has filed against the city. To the contrary, Henry, an engineer for ABB Inc., was in town in May 2006 to teach a class for the city-county water authority, but instead he left immediately after the incident.

Sheriff Arpaio Must Give Court Statement in K-9's Heat Death

June 7, 2008
After months of fighting to avoid being interviewed, Sheriff Joe Arpaio must give a deposition in the case of a Chandler officer whose police dog died last August while trapped in a hot patrol vehicle, a judge has ruled.

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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