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Pa. Mayor Cuts Police Pay To Minimum Wage

July 10, 2012
The police and fire unions in Scranton, Pa., promised a federal lawsuit challenging the mayor's decision to pay them the federal minimum wage as a budget-balancing tactic.

California Senate Passes "Anti-Arizona" Immigration Bill

July 9, 2012
The California Senate passed a bill on Thursday that seeks to shield illegal immigrants from status checks by local police and challenges Republican-backed immigration crackdowns in Arizona and other U.S. states.

N.H. Trooper's $1.5M False Imprisonment Award Overturned

July 9, 2012
A Merrimack County Superior Court judge this week vacated a jury verdict awarding $1.5 million to former state trooper James Conrad, ruling the state police had immunity from claims they falsely imprisoned Conrad in 2007.

S.C. Cop Fabricated Shooting Story

July 9, 2012
North Charleston police sergeant Eddie Bullard shot himself and then made up a story for investigators that he was wounded by his own gun during a struggle with a shadowy suspect, Police Chief Jon Zumalt said.
<p>Photo: Yuda Chen</p>

Police Deaths Fall 43% In First Half of 2012

July 9, 2012
The number of line-of-duty deaths fell precipitously during the first half of 2012, as law enforcement agencies focused on officer safety measures. Through June, 53 officers lost their lives on duty compared to the 94 who were killed through the same period of 2011, a 43.6% drop.

Report: Law Enforcement Widens Cellphone Surveillance

July 9, 2012
The nation's wireless carriers reported a sharp increase in demand for data from law enforcement agencies in 2011, reports the New York Times.

3 Cops Arrest Resisting NFL Star

July 9, 2012
Three off-duty Houston Police officers arrested Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson at a nightclub Saturday after the NFL star scuffled with them.
<p>Photo: Philadelphia PD</p>

Philly Cop Killed by Wrong-Way Drunk Driver

July 9, 2012
Officer Brian Lorenzo, a 23-year veteran and member of the department's elite Highway Patrol unit, was killed early Sunday on Interstate 95 while riding his Harley-Davidson Road King.
<p>Screenshot: NBC10</p>

N.J. Officer Killed In Early Morning Wreck

July 9, 2012
Officer Christopher Reeves died at the scene following the crash at 3rd and Broad streets. Officer Reeves' partner, Officer Jonathan Seidel, was seriously injured in the crash

Hug Triggers Officer's Gun, Kills Woman

July 9, 2012
Adaisha Miller, who would have turned 25 today, was embracing the officer when the shooting occurred near 12:30 a.m. Sunday. The officer was carrying his .40-caliber service pistol in an inside-the-waistband holster he covered with his shirt.
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