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Video: Border Patrol Agent Killed in Southern Arizona Motorcycle Crash

August 12, 2016
U.S. Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez was killed Thursday in a motorcycle accident south of Sells, AZ, on the Tohono O'odham reservation.

FLEOA Issues Response to Ambush Attack in Arkansas

August 11, 2016
In response to the tragic and senseless murder of Sebastian County, AR, Sheriff's Office Corporal Bill Cooper and the wounding of Hackett, AR, Police Chief Darrell Spells, FLEOA issued the following response.

Video: Man Grabs NYPD Officer's Gun, Fatally Shoots Bronx Deli Clerk

August 11, 2016
A panhandler removed the duty weapon from a New York Police Department officer's holster and used it to fatally shoot a Bronx bodega worker as a late-night dispute over $2 exploded into a deadly street shootout, police said.

NYPD Training Tactic to Secure Police Gun Rarely Works on the Streets, Expert Says

August 11, 2016
In the heat of battle, training intended to help officers secure their weapons often goes out the window, a police tactics expert and retired NYPD lieutenant says.
<p>Eric Eugene Crowl was&nbsp;Crowl was booked on allegations of attempted assault of a public safety officer, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm. (Photo: Multnomah County SO)</p>

Guns Found in SUV of Oregon Man Suspected of Watching Police for Months

August 11, 2016
Portland, OR, police arrested a man who watched officers for months from his parked car outside the East Precinct office after finding weapons and ammunition in his SUV, they said Monday.

DEA Says "No" to Loosening Marijuana Restrictions

August 11, 2016
The gap between permissive state laws and a restrictive federal policy has become increasingly untenable in the minds of many doctors, patients, researchers, business owners, and legislators.

New LASD Policy Essentially Bans Shooting at Moving Vehicles

August 11, 2016
The policy rewrite, which went into effect August 4, states "firearms shall not be discharged at a stationary or moving vehicle" or its occupants unless deputies are being threatened with a gun or some other "deadly force by means other than the moving vehicle."

Baltimore Lieutenant Cleared in Freddie Gray Case to Receive $127K in Back Pay

August 11, 2016
Baltimore police Lt. Brian S. Rice, who was acquitted of manslaughter, misconduct and other charges in the death of Freddie Gray, is set to receive about $127,000 in back pay.

Massachusetts Woman Held Without Bail After Allegedly Biting Off Part of Salem Officer's Ear

August 11, 2016
A rookie Salem, MA, patrol officer was left with a disfiguring injury when a young Marblehead woman bit off part of the officer's ear during an arrest early Sunday, police said.
<p>The Dallas Cowboys have been wearing helmet stickers honoring the five Dallas officers killed in the July sniper attack in training camp. The NFL has ruled they can&#39;t wear them during games. (Photo: Dallas Cowboys/Facebook)</p>

NFL Denies Dallas Cowboys Request to Honor Fallen Officers on Helmets

August 11, 2016
The team debuted the "Arm in Arm" helmet decals at the start of training camp in Oxnard, Calif., as a tribute to the five officers killed in a downtown Dallas shooting in July.
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