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N.J. Man Wipes 'Butt Cheeks' With Summons, Tosses It at Officer

October 20, 2015
A 45-year-old New Jersey man has been charged with placing a police summons between his “butt cheeks,” wiping it up and down, and then tossing it at a police officer.

Bans on 'Assault Weapons' in New York and Connecticut Upheld

October 20, 2015
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld strict statewide bans on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines that were passed in New York and Connecticut after the 2012 mass murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Rise in Accidental Gunshots by L.A. County Deputies Follows New Firearm

October 20, 2015
Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say that the increase in accidental discharges — from 12 in 2012 to 30 last year — occurred because deputies were adjusting to the new gun. They expect the numbers to fall in the years ahead.

Motorola Debuts Body-Worn Camera for Public Safety

October 20, 2015
Motorola Solutions' end-to-end solution, the "Smart Interface" (Si) Si500 and Si300 Video Speaker Microphone (VSM), reduces the equipment officers carry by combining a state-of-the-art video camera and high-quality radio speaker microphone into one easy-to-use device.
<p>Photo: Carfax</p>

San Diego PD Solves Cases Using Carfax Investigative Tools

October 19, 2015
The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) has partnered with Carfax so that SDPD investigators get no-cost, dedicated access to vehicle information from Carfax at www.carfaxforpolice.com that helps them track vehicles of interest, solve crimes faster, and better protect their citizens.

Avon Acquires Argus Thermal Imaging Camera Business from E2V Technologies PLC

October 19, 2015
Avon Rubber has acquired the thermal imaging camera business Argus, a subsidiary of e2v Technologies PLC. Argus, based in Chelmsford, UK, is a designer and manufacturer of thermal imaging cameras for first responder and fire markets.

NYPD to Let Officers Handcuff Suspects in Front

October 19, 2015
“They want to say they’re a kinder, gentler police force by coming up with a new policy on front-cuffing. But it invites danger,” the source said.

Albuquerque Police Face Officer Shortage

October 19, 2015
Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden says he expects the police department’s ranks to shrink for another year or so, even though the size and number of police academy classes have increased.

Oakland Councilwoman Wants Police to Lower Written Test Standard for Recruits to Achieve More Officer Diversity

October 19, 2015
The Oakland PD written exam is already “scored on a curve” and counts any score of 45 or above as passing. The Oakland PD said holding 45 as the lowest passing score provides assurances that applicants “are somewhat above minimally qualified and thus more prepared to succeed in the academy, field training and as a police officer.”
<p>Former Anne Arundel County (MD) officer Michael Flaig left the department after pleading guilty to charges of public intoxication and endangering the safety of another person. (Photo: Baltimore PD)</p>

Veteran Maryland Officer Pleads Guilty to Charges from Off-Duty Testicle-Biting Fight

October 19, 2015
A veteran Anne Arundel County, MD, police officer has left the department after pleading guilty to charges of public intoxication and endangering the safety of another person. The charges stemmed from an off-duty incident in which the officer reportedly bit a man in the testicles during a fight outside a bar in May.
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