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Federal Corrections Officer Murdered in California Prison

August 27, 2008
Jose Rivera survived two tours of duty in Iraq, but his job as a corrections officer at a high-security federal prison in California cost him his life.

Omaha Officer Critically Wounded in Shooting Now Stable, Speaking

August 22, 2008
As a rescue crew sped Omaha Police Officer Paul Latschar to the hospital with bullet wounds Wednesday night, a trio of medical lifesavers awaited him.

Illinois Sheriff Goes to Jail, Voluntarily

August 22, 2008
Lake County, Ill., Sheriff Mark Curran said his goal is to talk to inmates so he can see the jail from their perspective. That way he can try to solve potential problems, such as safety issues, and better understand the inmate experience, he said.

Off-Duty NYC Transit Cops Allegedly Beat Man Senseless

August 22, 2008
Two off-duty female New York City transit cops beat a man senseless, then fled and had to be tracked down and arrested like common criminals, authorities said Tuesday.

Suspected Illegal Immigrant Once Protected by San Francisco Sanctuary Law Charged with Attempted Murder

August 22, 2008

An immigrant suspected of being in the United States illegally—freed after being shielded from possible deportation by San Francisco officials despite committing two gang-related assaults as a juvenile—faces charges that he tried to stab a man to death last year in San Mateo County, authorities say.

Sagem Morpho Unveils New Generation of Mobile Biometric ID Device

August 22, 2008
Sagem Morpho will introduce its 3rd generation Morpho RapID handheld biometric device at the 2008 International Association for Identification (IAI) Conference. The “Morpho RapID 1100” integrates a digital camera to support facial recognition, and features a larger screen, a keyboard, and enhanced wireless communication capabilities.

Louisiana Deputy Run Over, Killed by Fleeing Suspect

August 21, 2008
Lafourche Parish, La., Sheriff’s deputy Martha Woods-Shareef was killed early Wednesday morning after being run over by a pickup truck by a man who police said was suspected in a robbery.

Shooting Leaves Omaha Police Officer in Critical but Stable Condition

August 21, 2008
Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey said today that the Wednesday night shooting of Officer Paul Latschar by a gang member was a "cowardly act."

Woman Swipes NYPD Van, Crashes

August 21, 2008
A drunken woman unhappy with the service she received at a Manhattan police station stole an NYPD van Wednesday night and crashed it into two vehicles, police said.

Denver Coroner Rules Man with Cyanide Killed Self

August 21, 2008
The Denver coroner's office announced Wednesday it has determined that a Canadian man found dead Aug. 11 at the Burnsley Hotel in the Capitol Hill neighborhood committed suicide by ingesting cyanide.
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