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Indiana Officer Injured in Dragging Incident

July 11, 2008
A Beech Grove, Ind., police officer was released from a hospital late Thursday afternoon after being dragged nearly 2,000 feet by a motorist he had pulled over, police said.

ITT Announces Morovision Night Vision as Authorized Distributor for Law Enforcement

July 11, 2008
ITT Corporation has named Morovision Night Vision Inc. as its authorized U.S. law enforcement distributor of ITT Night Enforcer products—most notably the Night Enforcer NEPVS-14 model and associated parts and accessories.

Des Moines Cops Call Body Art Ban Unreasonable

July 11, 2008

Chris Morgan loves his job, but he hates that he has to go a little more undercover. The West Des Moines police officer must wear a long-sleeved shirt when it's 90 degrees outside—all because of the tattoos on his forearms.

Chicago's Top Cop Faces Tough Questions About Rising Violence

July 11, 2008

Citing last week's shootings following Taste of Chicago fireworks, rising gun violence across the city and low morale among police officers, a key alderman has called for Police Supt. Jody Weis to appear July 15 before a City Council panel to answer questions about his performance.

Fort Lauderdale Chief Reportedly Shot at By Wife

July 11, 2008

Eleanor Adderley, wife of the Fort Lauderdale police chief, shot in her husband's direction while he was lying in their bed, and then continued shooting as he ran out of their Plantation house, according to police.

Houston PD Arrests Suspects in Major Copper Theft that Knocked Out Local Phone Service

July 11, 2008

Houston police have arrested three men and are searching for a fourth accused of stealing copper telephone cables and temporarily knocking out phone service in parts of north Houston in recent months.

Propper International Introduces Defender Series Outerwear

July 10, 2008

Propper International has introduced a new line of law enforcement outerwear inspired by advanced technologies from both the military and high-end ski and mountain gear. The new, lightweight waterproof-breathable line, named Propper Defender Series, is designed to replace heavy and outdated law enforcement jackets with the latest in outerwear technology.

California Gang Member Tagger Detained for Allegedly Attacking 6-Year-Old with Spray Paint

July 10, 2008

A teenage gang member was arrested Wednesday for allegedly spray-painting the face and body of a 6-year-old boy who saw him vandalizing a wall, authorities said.

Another teenager allegedly restrained the child while the 15-year-old who was arrested sprayed him with blue paint, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Capt. James Hellmold.

LEO Fatalities Plummet 41 Percent During First Six Months of 2008

July 10, 2008

After an unexpected surge in 2007, the number of law enforcement officers killed in the United States plummeted 41 percent during the first six months of this year, reaching the lowest level in more than four decades, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) have announced.

Illinois Man Uses Toddler as Shield Against Police TASER

July 10, 2008

With a Taser pointed at him, a LaPorte, Ill., man barricaded inside his home grabbed his 2-year-old daughter early Tuesday and used her as a shield.

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