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<p><em><strong>San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Police Chief Greg Suhr. Photo: SFPD.</strong></em></p>

New S.F. Chief Rose Through Ranks

April 28, 2011
Chief Greg Suhr arrives at the top police post with 30 years of law enforcement experience. He replaces Chief George Gascon, who left the department earlier this year after about 18 months to take the job of district attorney.

Mexican National Arrested Transporting $2.1M of Heroin In Illinois

April 28, 2011
A Kane County (Ill.) Sheriff's deputy discovered $2.1 million in heroin stashed in a vehicle, after he pulled over a driver for failing to signal.

Fla. Traffic Violator Made Fake 911 Call to Avoid Arrest

April 28, 2011
A Florida man called 911 from his cell phone to report shots fired in an effort to divert a Collier County Sheriff's deputy from arresting him for driving with a suspended license.

N.Y. Man Arrested Twice In One Night for DUI

April 28, 2011
A New York man was arrested twice in a matter of hours by the same state troopers for allegedly driving drunk.

Calif. Law Would Require Bright-Colored BB Guns

April 28, 2011
California lawmakers are getting behind a law initiated by the Los Angeles Police chief and mayor in response to an officer-involved shooting that left a teenager paralyzed.
<p><em><strong>Screenshot: WISC-TV.</strong></em></p>

Video: Wisconsin Cop Cleared In ATM Shooting

April 28, 2011
Police dash cam video helped exonerate a Monona (Wisc.) Police officer forced to use deadly force in December against a suspect who carjacked a man to force him to withdraw funds from a credit union ATM.

Video: Intoxicated Women Fight with Cops at Georgia IHOP

April 27, 2011
The officer, who was off duty at the time and has not been identified, was attempting to quiet the women down, and asked them to leave the restaurant shortly after 3 a.m. on Saturday. The officer is seen on video punching Ashley Leavell.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Currie Technologies.</strong></em></p>

LAPD Field-Tests Electric Bicycles for Patrol

April 27, 2011
Officers with the LAPD's bicycle unit will begin field-testing Currie Technologies' IZIP Express electric bicycles at special events to determine their viability for patrol. Currie supplied the unit with prototype models for initial evaluation a year ago. The company then modified the electric bicycle's components and design, incorporating feedback from officers.

Feds Gave Local Agencies Conflicting Info on Fingerprint Program

April 27, 2011
Hundreds of e-mails led agencies to believe they could opt out of the mandatory program that provides fingerprints of arrestees to federal authorities. Inconsistent guidance was provided to agencies in e-mails that, at times, were sent from unknown senders.

Dodgers Choose Former LAPD Capt. As Security Chief

April 27, 2011
The Los Angeles Dodgers have chosen former LAPD Capt. Rich Wemmer as security chief. Wemmer was a commanding officer for the Rampart and Northeast patrol divisions and training divisions, as well as the Van Nuys, West Los Angeles and Wilshire-area stations.
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