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Call For Forensics Overhaul Linked To "CSI" Effect

February 19, 2009
Millions of people watch CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation every week. But forensic evidence isn't nearly as ironclad as it appears on television. In fact, according to a study released Wednesday by the National Academy of Sciences, the nation's crime labs need a total overhaul.

NOPD's Horses Practice for Carnival Parade

February 19, 2009
In a serene section of City Park, the horses of the New Orleans Police Department's Mounted Division trot around a ring of dirt, about half a football field in size, over and over, with various annoyances placed in their paths.

Former Border Patrol Agents Released From Federal Prison

February 17, 2009
Former border patrol agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos were released from federal prison. Ramos was released from the prison around 8 a.m. Compean was released around 3 a.m. Tuesday.

TASER International Memorializes TASER Inventor Jack Cover

February 13, 2009
TASER International releases the following statement from Rick and Tom Smith, co-founders of TASER International, on the passing of John H. “Jack” Cover. Cover, the original inventor of the TASER technology, passed away at the age of 88 at his home near Los Angeles, Calif. on Feb. 7, 2009, due to Alzheimer’s disease and pneumonia.

TASER Inventor Jack Cover, 88, Dies

February 13, 2009
Jack Cover, an aerospace scientist who invented the Taser stun gun – a device used by thousands of law enforcement agencies to subdue unruly offenders with electrical shocks – has died. He was 88.

Baltimore Ends Tuition Aid for Officers

February 12, 2009
The program, a recruiting tool that many now in police leadership positions in Baltimore and elsewhere used to earn their degrees in criminal justice, will not be funded beyond the spring 2009 semester.

Powder Blue Shirts Returning to New Orleans Police

February 12, 2009
After more than three years in much-maligned midnight-blue uniforms, the men and women of the New Orleans Police Department on Friday will revert to the agency's traditional powder blue garb, Superintendent Warren Riley said at a news conference Wednesday.

Ray Kelly: NYPD to Scrap 2010 Rookie Class, Ground Zero Patrol Plans

February 12, 2009
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told a City Council committee there will be no Police Academy class next January - the first time in recent memory an entire class was eliminated.
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NYPD Officer Charged with Assault

February 12, 2009
A New York City cop who was caught on tape beating a handcuffed man inside an upper West Side apartment building was charged with assault and fraud Wednesday.
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Former Officers Could Face More Than 10 Years in Accidental Killing of Elderly Atlanta Woman

February 12, 2009
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday recommended federal sentences for three former Atlanta police officers who have pleaded guilty for their roles in the shooting death of an elderly woman during a botched drug raid.
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