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A cross along Interstate-70 honors fallen Utah Trooper Dennis "Dee" Lund. Photo via Flickr.com (Michael Buck).

Utah Troopers Want Re-hearing of Fallen Officer Cross Ruling

September 16, 2010
The Utah Highway Patrol filed a petition asking for re-consideration of a 10th Circuit appeals ruling that 14 roadside crosses memorializing the line-of-duty deaths of its troopers were unconstitutional.

Phoenix Officers Rescue 3-Year-Old from Burning House

September 16, 2010
Officer Matthew Deal said police officers don't normally going into burning homes, but having got there so quickly and knowing a girl was trapped inside, they went in. "We just put the danger part aside and went in there," Deal said.

Video: Dallas Officers Face Felony Charges In Alleged Beating

September 16, 2010
Officer Kevin Randolph, along with Officer Paul Bauer, may face misdemeanor assault and official oppression charges, as well as felony charges of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence in connection with the Sept. 5 incident involving Andrew Collins.

White L.A. Airport Police Officers Sue for Discrimination

September 16, 2010
The suit, filed last week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges that black officers were promoted over whites despite receiving lower scores on promotional exams and that white officers were disciplined more harshly for misconduct compared with black officers facing similar accusations.
Johns Hopkins hospital in east Baltimore. Photo via Wikimedia (Conway71).

Johns Hopkins Gunman Wounds Surgeon, Then Kills Mother and Self

September 16, 2010
The suspect barricaded himself in a room of the hospital's thoracic center on the eighth floor of the hospital's Nelson Building. The shooter was reportedly upset about his mother's treatment at the hospital and shot the doctor in the stomach during surgery.

New Seattle Chief Will Revamp Response Proceedures

September 16, 2010
The department will expand officers using TASER devices, equip 40 officers with on-body video, provide additional crisis-response training and look for ways to get officers out of cruisers.

Former California Cops Endorse Marijuana Legalization

September 16, 2010
The members of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) voiced their support for Proposition 19 at a press conference in West Hollywood on Monday.

DEA Impersonator Pulls Over NY Detective

September 15, 2010
A Long Island man posing as a federal agent and carrying a replica Drug Enforcement Administration badge was arrested, after he pulled over a Suffolk County police officer.

Chicago Officers Protest Manpower Shortage, Call for New Top Cop

September 15, 2010
"We've got to show the public that the reality on the street is we are desperately short-handed,'' the report quotes Officer David Garza as saying. "There has been a lot of times when people call for back up and it takes five minutes.''

Alabama City's HD Surveillance System Drops Crime Reporting 75 Percent

September 15, 2010
A citywide HD system connecting the Selma PD and the Selma Housing Authority offers greater surveillance coverage across the municipality. Since installing the system, Selma has seen a reduction in criminal activity at GWC—crime reporting has fallen from 40 to less than 10 incidents per week.
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