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Bugs Tell Tale of Murderer's Cross-Country Trip

June 18, 2007
When two FBI agents and a Bakersfield detective hauled a radiator and air filter -- both splattered with insects -- into UC Davis' Bohart Museum of Entomology, they wanted museum director Lynn Kimsey, a professor of entomology, to identify the insects and their geographical home for an upcoming mass murder trial.

Digital Monitoring System Enables Cost-Effective Tracking

June 15, 2007
Law enforcement officers in Clark County, Ark., have embraced a cost-effective system for tracking criminals who are on parole or who have been sentenced to electronic monitoring in lieu of serving jail time—a new GPS-based digital monitoring system.

Beloved Police Sergeant's Name Added to D.C. Memorial

June 15, 2007
Slain nearly a century ago in the line of duty, Town Sgt. Oscar Miller Martin, a revered member of the Newcastle (Va.) police department, will be honored for his life contributions—his name will be added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Martin was 35 at the time of his death.

TASER International to Introduce Wireless eXtended Range Electronic Projectile

June 14, 2007
TASER International today announced it will introduce its much anticipated XREP wireless 12-gauge Neuro Muscular Incapacitation (NMI) projectile at the annual TASER Tactical Conference on July 9, 2007 in Chicago, Ill.
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HIT DNA Lab Awarded ASCLD/LAB International Accreditation

June 14, 2007
Human Identification Technologies (HIT), a private forensic casework DNA testing and consulting laboratory, has achieved recognition as the first ASCLD/LAB-International accredited DNA laboratory in California.

Police Chief Killed After Cuffing Suspect's Hands in Front

June 14, 2007
Small towns are oft known for a "familial," friendly, trustful demeanor. But sometimes misplaced trust is a misguided notion, or as in the case of Clay City (Ky.) Police Chief Randy Lacy, a dangerous one with deadly consequences.

Staged Drill Demonstrates Multi-Agency Reaction to Dirty Bomb

June 14, 2007
Hundreds of law enforcement officials from approximately 30 countries around the globe congregated in Miami where they watched SWAT teams rappel to the ground from a Blackhawk helicopter circling Florida's Orange Bowl. The mock demonstration showcased law enforcement's response to the threat of an impending "dirty bomb" set to explode.

Post-Virginia Tech Bill Expected to Pass House

June 13, 2007
Following the wake of the deadliest massacre in modern U.S. history, where a deranged gunman murdered 32 others and himself in April at Virginia Tech University, the House of Representatives is expected to approve a bill that would prevent mentally ill individuals from gaining access to weapons. The bill is slated for a vote today.

Law Enforcement Leaders Urge Congress to Release Crime Gun Data

June 13, 2007
Yesterday, law enforcement officials urged Congress to repeal the current "Tiahrt Amendment" legislation because it prevents police from accessing crime gun trace data. They cited the information as being invaluable, enabling cities to fight illegal gun trafficking more effectively.

Georgia Deputies Search Jail Cells for Illegal Immigrants

June 12, 2007
The Cobb County (Ga.) Sheriff's Office has adopted the policy of screening jail inmates to determine if they are illegal immigrants—marking the department as the first in Georgia to embrace the nascent process. Only a handful of law enforcement agencies nationwide currently embrace the practice.
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