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Law Enforcement Urges Vigilance After Killing of Bin Laden

May 2, 2011
Following the killing of bin Laden, Homeland Security briefings urged law enforcement agencies to remain alert for any potential retaliatory strikes. Law enforcement leaders who spoke publicly made it clear they weren't aware of any specific threats.
<p><em><strong>Managing Editor Melanie Basich accepts one of POLICE Magazine's two Maggie awards. Photo: Kimberly Pham.</strong></em></p>

POLICE Magazine Wins Two Editorial Excellence Awards

May 2, 2011
The magazine won WPA Maggie awards for Best Feature Article for a feature about the investigation of a civil rights-era killing of a deputy and Best Series of Articles for the magazine's Duty Dangers series. In all, the magazine garnered four nominations.

Woman Gets 7 Months for Supplying Gun Used to Kill Pa. Trooper

May 2, 2011
A federal judge sentenced Emily Gross, who had obtained a plea bargain in the case. A U.S. district judge and defense attorneys had recommended 12 months house arrest.

California Deputy Arrested for Murder

May 2, 2011
Deputy Kari Abbey was arrested Monday for second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter in the death of 31-year-old Rita Elias on Sept. 24.

Hackers Stole IDs of 2,000 Retired California Officers

May 2, 2011
In a Sunday evening e-mail, PORAC informed its members that its data server was breached earlier this month. The hackers stole application files of retired associate members going back to 2008.

Dogfighting Game Renamed, Back on Sale

May 2, 2011
In the letter sent Thursday to Google Chief Executive Officer Larry Page, Los Angeles Police Protective League President Paul M. Weber urged Google "to do the right thing and ban this game permanently."
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Chicago Mayor Picks Newark Chief As New Top Cop

May 2, 2011
Chicago's Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has picked the Newark (N.J.) Police director as his choice for police superintendent to replace departing Jody Weis, whose FBI background often didn't mesh with patrol officers.

Arizona Officer Killed, Second Injured Working Security Detail

May 1, 2011
An early Sunday gunfight involving three Buckeye (Ariz.) Police officers working an off-duty security detail at the El Gran Mercado swat meet in Phoenix resulted in the death of one officer and critical injuries to another.

S.C. Man Who Charged Cops With AK-47 Had Homemade Explosives

May 1, 2011
The 22-year-old man who charged Columbia (S.C.) Police officers with an AK-47 was carrying homemade explosives when tactical officers fatally shot him at a rental property after an hour-long standoff.

Veteran Calif. Sgt. Accused of Stalking Co-worker

April 30, 2011
A veteran San Diego Police sergeant is accused of stalking a fellow officer and making harassing phone calls during a stormy relationship. Sgt. Ken Davis, a 23-year-veteran of the force and officer of the year in 2003, is accused of stalking Officer Robin Hayes during an affair.
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