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<p>Screenshot via DOJ.</p>

Report: ATF, Feds Mishandled 'Fast and Furious' Operation

September 19, 2012
Federal agents and prosecutors in Phoenix ignored risks to the public and were primarily responsible for the botched effort to infiltrate weapons-smuggling rings in the operation dubbed "Fast and Furious," according to a report released Wednesday by the Justice Department's inspector general.

Private Police Units Expand Power In Ohio

September 19, 2012
Peace officers who work separate from traditional city and county forces are playing a significant role in Ohio law enforcement, providing what one police chief calls a "necessary" service.
<p>Photo courtesy of Cedar Rapids PD.</p>

Cedar Rapids Moving to Chevrolet Caprice PPV for Patrol Car

September 19, 2012
The Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Police Department has received its first batch of seven new Chevrolet Caprice PPV patrol cars to replace its Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors.

Cincinnati Cops Must Aim TASERs at Back

September 19, 2012
Officers must only deploy the TASER in self-defense of in defense of someone else, Chief James Craig announced. And once officers decide to use their TASER, they must try to avoid a frontal hit.
<p>Photo courtesy of Gore.</p>

Gore Introduces Patrol Jackets

September 19, 2012
W. L. Gore & Associates has introduced a new line of winter jackets designed for patrol officers and will unveil it at the IACP Show later this month, the company announced.

Ariz. Police Begin Enforcing Immigration Law

September 19, 2012
A U.S. District Court judge has lifted an injunction against the section of Arizona's immigration law that requires police officers to check the legal status of people under certain conditions during investigations or traffic stops.
<p>Photo via Re-elect Larry Dever website.</p>

Vocal Ariz. Border Sheriff Dies In Truck Rollover

September 19, 2012
Cochise County (Ariz.) Sheriff Larry Dever died when his truck rolled over in northern Arizona Tuesday night. Dever was a vocal proponent of SB 1070, Arizona's tough immigration law.

Sovereign Citizen Leader Indicted for Tax Crimes

September 18, 2012
James Timothy Turner is "president" of the Republic for the united States of America (RuSA), probably the largest and most organized sovereign citizens group active in the United States today, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Video: Sovereign Citizen TASERed In Idaho

September 18, 2012
A 21-year-old man was TASERed by a Kootenai County, Idaho, court bailiff on Monday, after he refused repeated commands to stop filming near a courtroom. Robert Peterson entered the courthouse for a hearing on a citation he received for riding his bicycle at night without a light.

First Public Safety Network Tested at RNC

September 18, 2012
Police in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Fla., used a first-of-its-kind LTE cellular network dedicated to law enforcement as part of security operations for the Republican National Convention in August.
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