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Georgia Officer Fatally Shot While Investigating Robbery

December 24, 2010
The fatal 9mm round struck Lt. Cliff Rouse in the abdomen below his body armor. A second round struck his leg.

Former California Cop Forced Motorist To Perform Sex Act

December 24, 2010
Following the May 2007 incident, Feliciano Sanchez, 35, visited the victim's workplace twice and told her he would be watching her. Sanchez pleaded guilty a year ago.

N.Y. Agency Revamps Use-of-Force Policy After DOJ Probe

December 24, 2010
The reforms include the incorporation of verbal de-escalation techniques, prohibiting the use of the carotid restraint, limiting the type of ammunition allowed, and developing a formal system for handling public complaints.

First Responders Cheer Passage of 9/11 Health Bill

December 23, 2010
New York police and fire responders who developed health ailments as a result of their exposure to the toxic fumes, dust and smoke of ground zero lauded the passage of the 9/11 health bill once named for an NYPD detective.

Massachusetts Detective Honored at Women In LE Conference

December 22, 2010
Fairhaven (Mass.) Police Detective Pamela Bourgault was recognized with a lifetime achievement award for being "a tireless advocate for senior citizens and victims of domestic violence."

Virginia Police Recruit's Widow Denied Benefits

December 22, 2010
The widow of 40-year-old Norfolk (Va.) Police recruit John Kohn is not entitled to receive any death benefits, after her husband died during police training.

Prosecutor Says NY Cop Is 'Drug Dealer In a Police Uniform'

December 22, 2010
The Niagara Falls (N.Y.) officer had pleaded guilty to narcotics, weapons, and civil rights charges. A federal grand jury originally indicted the officer on 10 counts of sexually assaulting women in his custody, possessing a firearm while committing a drug trafficking crime, and conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

San Diego Officers Apologize for 'Frivolous' Lawsuits

December 22, 2010
The new attorney for the San Diego Police Officers Association says officers are sorry for two lawsuits against the city he deemed "frivolous." The lawsuits from the union, along with a third, have resulted in the city spending $8.6 million for legal defense.

Arizona Corrections Deputy Who Pepper Sprayed Detainee Investigated

December 22, 2010
A Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff's deputy working as a detention officer is now under investigation for using a "short burst of pepper spray" on an ICE detainee after he defecated on the floor of a holding area and did not respond to officers' commands Dec. 11.

Philly SWAT Ends Stand-off With Suspect Who Shot 3 Cops

December 22, 2010
The incident began at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, when the agency's SWAT unit responded to the Sanger Street home with 20-year-old Nasuil Martinez, who was wanted in connection with the Dec. 9 shooting of another officer.
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