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Video: Ga. Deputy Says He Was Fired for Facebook Post

July 19, 2012
A former Forsyth County Sheriff's deputy says he lost his job because he posted on Facebook that he'd be supporting the current sheriff's opponent.

Video: Calif. PD Criticized for Action-Packed Recruiting Video

July 19, 2012
Huffington Post described the video this way: "In the action-packed police recruitment video (above), badass officers pull guns, scale walls and are armed with vicious dogs. Funny enough on its own, the cheeseball '80s-esque video is made golden by the fact that it's supposedly portraying the life of a cop in one of the ritziest beachside cities in Southern California - Newport Beach."

Google to Aid in War Against Mexican Cartels

July 19, 2012
Google's ideas include creating a network so citizens can safely report cartel activity without fear of retribution. It wants to make sharing real-time intelligence easier among police in different regions. It can identify how individuals are connected to each other, to bank accounts and even to corrupt government officials. It can create community Web platforms for citizens to share information and name and shame criminals.

Utah Detective Honored for Solving Cold Cases

July 19, 2012
Park began working on cold cases full-time in 2005 and estimates he has solved around a dozen crimes — some of them many decades old — bringing closure to family members of victims who have sought answers for years.

DA to Seek Death Penalty for Killing of Off-Duty N.C. Officer

July 19, 2012
Marques Brown, 27, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting that killed Goodson at a local gas station while the officer was attempting to serve a warrant for Brown’s arrest. Goodson was off duty and assisting another officer at the time of the shooting.

Harris Corp. Conducts Nationwide Public Safety LTE Demonstration

July 18, 2012
Harris Corp. successfully conducted a live, multi-state demonstration that showcased the capabilities of 700 MHz Band LTE for first responders. Users at multiple sites across the United States tapped into the LTE network to share streaming video, voice, and mapping.
<p>Photo: ACLU</p>

Sheriff Joe May Testify In Racial Profiling Trial

July 18, 2012
Plaintiffs' attorneys will call Sheriff Joe Arpaio to the stand to testify in a civil trial alleging the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office engaged in a pattern of racial discrimination against Latinos.
<p>Milwaukee County (Wis.) Sheriff David Clarke, Jr. Photo: MCSO.</p>

Wis. Sheriff Blasts 'Idiot' Supervisor, Demands Apology

July 17, 2012
Milwaukee County (Wis.) Sheriff David Clarke took umbrage at a county supervisor's critique of his bulk handgun order, issuing a statement Tuesday calling the elected official a "puke politician," "small man," and "an idiot."

Wanted Suspect Hijacks, Crashes Plane In Utah

July 17, 2012
An airline captain who entered a small Utah airport early Tuesday morning and damaged a SkyWest Airlines jetliner, a terminal building, and some parked vehicles had been sought by authorities in the death of his girlfriend.

Colo. Deputies Seek 6-Foot Lizard

July 17, 2012
Teller County (Colo.) Sheriff's deputies are on the lookout for a six-foot, 25-pound Nile Monitor lizard that's been on the loose since midday Monday.
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