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BART to Issue TASERs to Every Officer

May 27, 2011
The agency's board on Thursday approved the purchase of 130 of the electronic control devices. The $140,775 purchase of the additional stun guns was recommended by outside consultants following the fatal 2009 New Year's Day shooting of Oscar Grant by then BART police officer Johannes Mehserle.

Newark Officer Fatally Shot While Off Duty

May 27, 2011
William Johnson, 45, was a 16-year veteran of the force. Two others were also injured when an unknown assailant pulled up and opened fire into the crowded Texas Fried Chicken and Pizza from inside a moving car.

Obama Signs Patriot Act Renewal

May 27, 2011
The law signed late Thursday was initially passed after the 9/11 attacks and authorizes law enforcement authorities to get court approval to obtain "roving wiretaps" on suspected foreign agents with multiple modes of communications, track non-American "lone wolves" suspected of terrorism, and obtain certain business records and even library records.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Hawthorne PD.</strong></em></p>

Calif. Motor Officer Killed Escorting Officer's Funeral

May 26, 2011
Hawthorne PD's Officer Andrew Garton, 44, was killed during the 12:34 p.m. accident, and El Segundo Police Sgt. Rex Fowler was injured when the officers collided on Hawthorne Boulevard near 227th Street in Torrance.

Video: DUI Suspect Slams Into N.M. Cop's Cruiser

May 26, 2011
A New Mexico police officer's cruiser was struck by an alleged drunk driver during a high-speed pursuit that was all captured on another officer's dash cam.

Arizona Deputy Arrested, Linked to Mexican Cartel

May 26, 2011
Deputy Alfredo Navarrette, 37, served in a special unit designed to target human smugglers moving through Maricopa County. Sheriff's detention officers Sylvia Najera, 25, and Marcella Hernandez, 28, were also arrested. Sheriff Joe Arpaio called his deputies' alleged actions "despicable."

Police Imposter Installed Strobes In SUV Grill

May 26, 2011
A Pelham, N.H., man faces a slew of charges after police say he drove an SUV fitted with grill strobe lights and pulled over at least one person riding a bicycle.

Indiana University Cop Allegedly Forced Motorist To Perform Sex Act

May 26, 2011
A police officer from Wayne State University has been charged with criminal sexual conduct for allegedly forcing a woman to perform a sex act following a traffic stop.
<p><em><strong>Photo: ICE.</strong></em></p>

Feds Discover 108 Illegals In West Phoenix Drop House

May 26, 2011
Neighbors noticed suspicious activity involving vehicles entering a garage, closing the door, then quickly exiting at a home in the 900 block of West Vernon Ave.

NYPD Cops Acquitted In Rape Trial

May 26, 2011
Following the verdict, Officer Moreno said he thought the woman "made the whole thing up," and warned other officers about dealing with intoxicated women. "Be very, very, very careful," he said. "Dot your i's and cross your t's."
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