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BART Pays $1.3 Million to Oscar Grant's Mother

June 30, 2011
The Bay Area Rapid Transit has agreed to a legal settlement with the family of Oscar Grant and will pay $1.3 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit over his death.

LAPD Asks Lady Gaga, Ashton Kutcher to Tweet on 405 Closure

June 30, 2011
The LAPD is asking celebrities with large Twitter followings including actors, musicians and athletes to urge their followers to avoid the 10-mile stretch of the roadway that will be closed on the weekend of July 15 and encourage them to stay close to home.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Cincinnati PD.</strong></em></p>

Cincinnati Police Hire First External Chief

June 30, 2011
Chief James Craig, who takes over the department in July, is the first chief selected under Issue 5, a charter amendment approved by voters in 2001 that permits the city to consider internal and external candidates for chief.

N.Y. MS-13 Member Gets 35 Years for Gang Murder

June 29, 2011
A U.S. circuit court judge sentenced a New York MS-13 gang member who goes by the moniker "Joker" to 35 years in prison for the murder of a fellow 16-year-old, female gang member. Edwin "Joker" Henriquez, a member of La Mara Salvatrucha ("MS-13") on Long Island, pleaded guilty to the murder of 16-year-old Olivia Melendez Mendoza ("Melendez") in Old Westbury, N.Y.
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Ex-Ga. Cop Charged In Drug Conspiracy

June 29, 2011
Former Savannah-Chatham (Ga.) Police officer Floyd B. Sawyer has been charged by federal officials with drug trafficking conspiracy, extortion, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and lying to federal agents.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Ruger.</strong></em></p>

Ruger Introduces SR40c Pistol

June 29, 2011
The Ruger SR40c pistol has a 3.5-inch barrel and an overall length of 6.85 inches. The pistol weighs 23.40 ounces. The pistol is 4.61 inches high with a 1.27-inch-wide grip (across safety levers).

Seattle Officer Left Rifle on Cruiser Trunk

June 29, 2011
A Seattle Police officer will face an internal investigation for leaving a semi-automatic patrol rifle on the lid of his cruiser's trunk in plain view while downtown.

Poplawski Gets Death for Killing 3 Pittsburgh Officers

June 29, 2011
A jury gave Richard Poplawski a death sentence for the ambush killing of three Pittsburgh Police officers two years ago. The panel of seven men and five women brought in from Dauphin County announced their decision at 6:59 p.m. Tuesday.

Attacks on LAPD Officers Up 42 Percent Over Last Year

June 29, 2011
Assaults on LAPD officers are up 42 percent from the same period last year, bringing the total to 97 attacks, Beck said. Officer involved shootings are up by 40 percent.

ACLU Claims NJ Cops Misuse Informants

June 28, 2011
The report, which came after a three-year investigation by the ACLU, claims New Jersey agencies have a disjointed, confusing, and, in some cases, nonexistent policies on how New Jersey law enforcement agencies use confidential informants.
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