Chris Morgan loves his job, but he hates that he has to go a little more undercover. The West Des Moines police officer must wear a long-sleeved shirt when it's 90 degrees outside—all because of the tattoos on his forearms.
Citing last week's shootings following Taste of Chicago fireworks, rising gun violence across the city and low morale among police officers, a key alderman has called for Police Supt. Jody Weis to appear July 15 before a City Council panel to answer questions about his performance.
Eleanor Adderley, wife of the Fort Lauderdale police chief, shot in her husband's direction while he was lying in their bed, and then continued shooting as he ran out of their Plantation house, according to police.
Houston police have arrested three men and are searching for a fourth accused of stealing copper telephone cables and temporarily knocking out phone service in parts of north Houston in recent months.
Propper International has introduced a new line of law enforcement outerwear inspired by advanced technologies from both the military and high-end ski and mountain gear. The new, lightweight waterproof-breathable line, named Propper Defender Series, is designed to replace heavy and outdated law enforcement jackets with the latest in outerwear technology.
A teenage gang member was arrested Wednesday for allegedly
spray-painting the face and body of a 6-year-old boy who saw him
vandalizing a wall, authorities said.
Another teenager allegedly restrained the child while the 15-year-old
who was arrested sprayed him with blue paint, said Los Angeles County
Sheriff's Capt. James Hellmold.
After an unexpected surge in 2007, the number of law enforcement officers killed in the United States plummeted 41 percent during the first six months of this year, reaching the lowest level in more than four decades, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) have announced.
With a Taser pointed at him, a LaPorte, Ill., man barricaded inside his home grabbed his 2-year-old daughter early Tuesday and used her as a shield.
Los Angeles police officials announced Tuesday that 17 officers and two sergeants from the department's elite Metropolitan Division should be punished for their roles in last year's May Day melee in MacArthur Park, which left scores of people injured.