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Newest Detroit Recruit: Former Racehorse

May 18, 2011
The animal was donated by Denise Lutz, wife of retired automotive executive Bob Lutz, both of whom were instrumental in resurrecting the Detroit Police Mounted Unit after it was disbanded in 2005 for budgetary reasons.

Dodger Stadium Fan Beating Reward Upped to $200K

May 18, 2011
The Dodgers contributed additional funds to bring the reward to more than $200,000. Also, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said 17 detectives are working full-time on the case.

Philadelphia Cop's Wife Sentenced In Drug Conspiracy

May 18, 2011
A federal judge today sentenced the wife of a former Philadelphia police officer to more than 10 years in prison for her role in a heroin conspiracy that included two police officers.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Looper Brand.</strong></em></p>

Blade-Tech and Looper Produce Concealment Bra Holster

May 18, 2011
The Flashbang holster (patent pending) is a molded, plastic clam shell designed to snap in place over the barrel/slide and trigger guard of many small .380 pistols and J-frame revolvers.

X-Ray of Truck Reveals Hundreds of Migrants Bound for U.S.

May 18, 2011
The X-ray image was taken by Chiapas state police examining trucks at a checkpoint in the outskirts of the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez that revealed 513 migrants crammed into two trailers bound for the U.S. The migrants apparently paid $7,000 each to the smugglers.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Flickr (kevinalanbaum).</strong></em></p>

California's No. 2 Sheriff's Agency Begins Massive Layoffs

May 18, 2011
Riverside County (Calif.) Sheriff Stan Sniff has mailed layoff notices to 800 full-time staffers and will begin implementing layoffs of deputies June 1 to help close budget gaps plaguing the county. The cuts could also cause reductions in jail operations.

Man Fatally Shot, After Advancing Toward Officer with Sword

May 18, 2011
The incident began with a 911 call of a man beating a woman in a parking lot. When officers responded, Leon Roy Jones ran into his apartment, grabbed a sword and began advancing on the officers. He was shot three times.

On-Duty NYPD Cop Kills Self on City Street

May 18, 2011
An on-duty NYPD officer distraught over a possible breakup with his girlfriend shot himself in the head outside the Manhattan apartment where the couple lived.

Calif. Federal Judge: Concealed Carry Requires Specific Threat

May 17, 2011
In a Monday ruling, Judge Morrison England Jr. in Sacramento endorsed Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto's approach. In his opinion, Judge England wrote that the Second Amendment "does not create a fundamental right to carry a concealed weapon in public."

Video: Missouri Man Fires AK at Officers In Car Chase

May 17, 2011
The footage from the patrol car of Officer Trenton Herr shows the erratic, high-speed driving of Cody Wilcoxson, 31, who fired an AK-47 at pursuing officers while driving at one point.
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