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Ind. Officers Could Get Dementia Training

January 29, 2013
Indiana police officers would get more information on handling Hoosiers suffering with dementia if a bill passed by the Indiana House on Tuesday becomes law.
<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>RW Photo Bug</a>/Flickr.</p>

Calif. Lawmakers Propose Ammo Tax

January 29, 2013
Two state lawmakers have proposed a tax on ammunition sold in California, but one would use the money raised to pay for increased policing in high-crime areas and the other would provide screening for mental illness in children.

Former Ohio Captain Exonerated of Wife's Murder

January 29, 2013
A former Akron (Ohio) Police captain convicted of killing his wife in 1997 has been exonerated by a judge based on new DNA test results. Doug Prade has served 15 years after a jury convicted him of killing Dr. Margo Prade during a bitter divorce.

Video: NYPD Top Cop Calls Illegal Handguns Main Problem

January 28, 2013
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said he supports an assault weapons ban but told CBS News' Bob Schieffer on "Face the Nation" that illegal handguns are much more widely used in violent crimes.

SWAT Drill Catches Students Off Guard

January 28, 2013
Last week, more than two dozen SWAT team members descended on Silver Lake Regional middle and high schools in Kingston, Mass. Their weapons were drawn, but not loaded.

Video: Bank Robbers Open Fire on Texas Cop from Van

January 28, 2013
New dash-cam footage shows bank robbery suspects opening fire on a Fort Bend County (Texas) Sheriff's deputy with an AK-47 during a May 2010 pursuit. During the trial of the getaway driver, Deputy Charlie Scott's patrol car video was released that showed the harrowing encounter.
<p>Screenshot via KING 5.</p>

Former Wash. Cop 'Failed' Polygraph, Sues Over Job Loss

January 28, 2013
A former Snohomish (Wash.) Police sergeant sued the county sheriff, after he was denied a job with the agency following a polygraph test.
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Fla. Sheriff: Man Stole 166 Manhole Covers

January 28, 2013
Polk County Sheriff's detectives arrested a central Florida man Thursday and accused him of stealing 166 manhole covers to sell as scrap metal.
<p>Sgt. Rick Riggenbach. Photo courtesy of Louisiana State Police.</p>

La. Sgt. Killed, 2 Deputies Injured In Shooting

January 28, 2013
A Louisiana man who allegedly set fire to a mobile home shot three officers who responded to the incident, killing one and critically injuring two others.
<p><span>CC_Flickr:&nbsp;</span><a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Austen Hufford</a></p>

Obama Asks Police To Help Pass Gun Legislation

January 28, 2013
President Obama enlisted selected law enforcement leaders Monday to keep the political pressure on Congress to pass new gun-control legislation as a response to three public shootings.
Police Magazine