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Sheriff Joe Arrests 17 During Sweep at Landscaping Business

November 16, 2010
Deputies with the Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's Office arrested 17 workers at the El Mirage landscaping company during an immigration sweep that revealed 11 workers with false Social Security numbers.

Dallas Officer Calls for 'Full Legalization'

November 16, 2010
Novello, 56, said he supports "full legalization and full regulation." Novello is a 29-year veteran of the department and a spokesman for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), a group of former and current officers supporting legalization.

Guard Attacked By Inmate In October Succumbs to Injuries

November 15, 2010
Gary M. Chapin, 49, died today at the Wesbury United Methodist Community in Meadville. He had been severely beaten by an inmate at the Crawford County Correctional Facility in Saegertown on Oct. 13.
Photo courtesy of Lund Industries.

Lund Introduces PASS Bumper System

November 15, 2010
PASS solves speaker-mounting issues on new vehicles because the speaker is no longer mounted behind the bumper or fascia. Multiple sirens or tones can be used independently, if the vehicle has dual speakers.
Photo courtesy N.ico (Flickr).

Arizona Voters Narrowly Approve Medical Marijuana

November 15, 2010
A measure legalizing marijuana for medicinal use has passed in Arizona with 50.13 percent (or 4,341 votes) of the ballots, the secretary of state has announced.

Police Use Water Cannon To End Standoff

November 15, 2010
The standoff began at about 11 a.m. Saturday, when the man pulled a gun on his girlfriend during a walk. He then ran into his home and refused to come out.

LAPD Rookie Tapped Database On Killer's Behalf

November 15, 2010
Officer Gabriel Morales, 25, was seeking information on two key witnesses who testified in the trial of 18-year-old Matthew Turner, who was found guilty in August of killing a man in a drive-by in Highland Park.

Estranged Wife Shoved Burning Papers Down Husband's Pants

November 15, 2010
Tina Wilcox, 53, has been charged with arson and criminal domestic violence. Police later arrested Wilcox while she was "extremely intoxicated and watching TV on the couch at a relative's house."
In its first-ever social media study, the IACP asked agencies whether they're currently using social media. This chart shows their responses of how they're using. Chart via IACP.

Agencies Scrutinizing Social Media Use By Recruits

November 15, 2010
Some agencies are also demanding that applicants provide private passwords, Internet pseudonyms, text messages and e-mail logs for sites including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and MySpace.
Chief Deputy Kevin Roberts was fatally shot in a murder-suicide at his home on Sunday. Photo via GCSO.

Georgia Chief Deputy Killed Answering Door at Home

November 15, 2010
Chief Deputy Kevin Roberts, 48, was fatally shot by 37-year-old Sherman Ash Branch, the subject of a Greene County Sheriff's Office narcotics investigation. Branch then killed himself.
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