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Sheriff: Mexican Shot by US Agent Threw Big Rocks

February 20, 2014
A U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot a man who officials said assaulted him with a barrage of rocks in rugged terrain near the Otay Mesa border crossing Tuesday morning, reigniting a debate over whether agents should use lethal force against rock throwers.
<p>Photo courtesy of Tactical Medical Solutions</p>

New Medical Kit Likely Saved Shot Dallas Officer

February 20, 2014
The “Downed Officer Kit” possibly prevented Officer Joshua Burns from bleeding to death after he was shot three times during a shootout Saturday in far northeast Dallas.

Homeland Security Alerts Airlines to Possible Shoe-Bomb Threat

February 20, 2014
The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday told airlines about a potential new shoe-bomb threat and urged them to pay extra attention to flights from overseas into the United States.

Omaha, Kansas City Police Share Strategies to Target Gang Violence

February 20, 2014
Omaha’s efforts to curb gang violence are catching the attention of other police departments, including officers in Kansas City, Mo.
<p>Photo courtesy of Boulder (Colo.) PD</p>

Boulder Police Chief Announces Retirement

February 19, 2014
Boulder (Colo.) Police Chief Mark Beckner announced his retirement effective April 1 after 36 years as a Boulder police officer.

Minnesota Police Groups Sue NFL Over Weapons Ban at Stadiums

February 19, 2014
The National Football League has been slapped with a lawsuit by two Minnesota law enforcement organizations challenging its authority to prohibit off-duty officers from bringing guns into stadiums.

Video: Citizen Captures Fatal OIS Near Las Vegas

February 18, 2014
At some point Berghardt reportedly made a dash for the trooper’s SUV and, according to the rangers, tried to remove the trooper’s AR-15 from its locked gun rack.

Video: 3 Found Shot After Wild Chicago Chase

February 18, 2014
Three men in their 20s were seriously wounded this morning after they were involved in a shootout on the West Side of Chicago, then led police on a chase that ended at Wentworth Avenue off the Dan Ryan Expressway, where police fired at their car, officials said.

L.A. Police Panel Revises Officer Shooting Reviews

February 18, 2014
With its vote, the commission made clear it can find that a shooting or other serious incident violated department policy if the officer's actions beforehand created a situation in which deadly force was necessary. Until now, the commission has generally focused on the narrow question of whether an officer faced a deadly threat at the moment he opened fire.

Calif. Officers Accused of Beating Deaf Man

February 18, 2014
A newly filed lawsuit alleges officers from the Hawthorne (Calif.) Police Department beat a deaf man and shocked him with a Taser as he tried to sign that he couldn't hear.
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