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S.C. Copper Theft Suspect Trapped Under Dumpster for Hours

August 1, 2008

A man was rescued from under a trash bin Wednesday morning in Dillon County, S.C., after what deputies called an attempted copper theft gone wrong.

Gibson Cook, 56, became stuck and was unable to free himself from under the trash bin at the Dillon County landfill on S.C. 57 while he was trying to steal copper wiring, Dillon County Sheriff’s Office reports show.

Harley-Davidson to Hold Charity Events for C.O.P.S.

August 1, 2008

Harley-Davidson Motor Company is planning some memorable events to celebrate 105 years of Harley-Davidson Police motorcycles August 26-31, including the first ever Harley-Davidson-sponsored Riding Skills Competition. Proceeds from the four-day event will benefit Concerns of Police Survivors.

$2 Million Bias Settlement Between Officers, Minneapolis Derailed

August 1, 2008

A proposed $2 million settlement of a lawsuit by five black Minneapolis police officers alleging racial discrimination by the city and the Police Department is off the table.

Illinois Tells 'Meth Coffee': No Sale

August 1, 2008
Meth Coffee isn't welcome in Illinois, Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Wednesday. The coffee is the latest drink with a name that sounds like a drug but isn't. Madigan is demanding that the manufacturer discontinue marketing and sales of the product in the state.

Two Oregon Cops Named NLEOMF Officers of the Month

July 31, 2008

For their joint efforts in searching for a missing elderly woman, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has announced the selection of Sgt. Travis Ash of the Baker County (Ore.) Sheriff's Office and Senior Trooper Christopher M. Hawkins of the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division as its Officers of the Month for May 2008.

Deputies Entering N.J. Home Attacked by Swarm of Bedbugs

July 31, 2008

Blood-sucking bedbugs infesting a Jersey City multi-family home triggered a huge hazmat response after sheriff's officers making an arrest found the place crawling with the critters and came under the attack of their bites yesterday, officials said.

San Diego Officer Charged with Felony for Officer-Involved Shooting

July 31, 2008

At his arraignment yesterday, San Diego officer Frank White pleaded not guilty to one felony count of grossly negligent discharge of a firearm and one misdemeanor count of exhibiting a firearm. The first charge carries two enhancements for causing great bodily injury to Silva and her son. He faces up to nine years in prison if convicted.

N.J. Names New Camden Police Chief, Triples Street Officers

July 31, 2008

Camden Deputy Police Chief John Scott Thomson yesterday was promoted to chief of police, taking over a department struggling to control drug dealing, gang warfare, and a homicide rate on a record pace.

Popularity of CSI Shows Helping Crime Labs Gain Funding

July 31, 2008
The very shows that have inflated juries' expectations for swift justice have helped attract the resources needed to modernize crime scene units—they're getting more high-tech equipment and anchoring their staffs with career-oriented specialists. Dallas is about to hire a civilian scientist to head up its crime scene response section for the first time.

Alabama Drug Suspect Dies After Being Hit by Patrol Car

July 31, 2008

A Satsuma, Ala., police officer behind the wheel of a patrol car fatally injured a drug suspect Tuesday night when he accidentally ran over the man following a chase initiated by Baldwin County deputies on Interstate 65, officials said.

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