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Justice Department Sues Pennsylvania State Police Over Fitness Test

July 31, 2014
The lawsuit said the use of the tests to screen and select the applicants for the entry-level positions amounted to a pattern of employment discrimination. Much greater percentages of male applicants than female applicants passed the physical fitness tests going back to 2003, it said.
<p>Photo: Twitter</p>

Washington Police Urge Social Media Users To Watch Their Tweets

July 30, 2014
Seattle-area law enforcement agencies are asking social-media users to “Tweet Smart” during emergencies, to help public safety responders keep everyone safe.
<p>Officer Scott Patrick. Photo: Facebook</p>

Minnesota Officer Shot, Killed During Traffic Stop

July 30, 2014
Officer Scott Patrick of the Mendota Heights (Minn.) Police Department was shot and killed during a traffic stop in West St. Paul around noon Wednesday.

New World Systems Teams with Intrado to Develop Next Generation 9-1-1 Solutions

July 30, 2014
New World Systems, a provider of public safety software, has announced a new partnership with Intrado, a provider of 9-1-1 technology solutions, to equip Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) across the country with Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1)-ready solutions. The goal of this formal partnership is to help public safety agencies keep up with changing technology requirements, and improve emergency response for their citizens.

Teen Convicted of Killing Off-Duty Texas Officer

July 29, 2014
The jury deliberated for about five hours Monday before finding 19-year-old Juan Antonio Gonzalez guilty of murder in the 2012 death of Officer Jonathan Molina. He faces between five and 99 years in prison.

FARO Announces Acquisition of The CAD Zone, Inc.

July 29, 2014
FARO Technologies, Inc., known for its 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology, has acquired The CAD Zone, Inc., a software provider in the law enforcement accident and crime scene reconstruction market.

Texas Cop Killer Gets Death Penalty

July 29, 2014
A jury has decided the punishment for the man convicted of killing a Bellaire, Texas, police officer and an innocent bystander. Harlem Lewis has been sentenced to death.

Bratton Asks New Yorkers to Stop Interfering with Arrests

July 29, 2014
"There is no denying on the videos which have surfaced . . . what is seen is interference on the part of onlookers -- maybe relatives and friends, people in general -- who shouldn't be interfering," said Bratton. "That interference certainly exacerbates the situation, raising the officers' tension . . . that is of concern.
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Video: Illinois Officer Fired for Shooting Little Girl's Dog

July 29, 2014
A police officer in Hometown, Ill., has been fired days after fatally shooting a dog in front of a 6-year-old girl.

Video: Nevada Officer Stabbed, Suspect Killed

July 29, 2014
The officers and the man got into a confrontation and the man stabbed one of the officers twice in the hip and thigh area. Both officers then opened fire and killed the man.
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