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Rodney King Stopped by Officers After Driving Erratically

March 4, 2011
Rodney King was pulled over by an Arcadia (Calif.) PD police officer about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, after driving erratically in a green Mitsubishi.

Footage Shows Thieves Cleaning Out $3 Million In Jewelry

March 4, 2011
During the break-in, which took place between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., the burglars wore masks and gloves and carried backpacks. The owners apparently left the jewelry in the cases to save the three hours it takes to store the valuables in the vault.

Maryland Capitol Police Acquires Forensic Video Analysis Equipment

March 4, 2011
These new tools will allow investigators to enhance video and images recorded in less than optimal conditions, including poor lighting and varying weather conditions. Once processed, hidden details can be revealed that can help direct or solve cases more efficiently, which should also result in lowering their investigation costs.
Photo courtesy of CSI.

Cellular Specialties Introduces Digital Repeaters

March 4, 2011
CSI's DSP95 modular digital repeater amplifies a carrier's weak signals, allowing smartphone users to stay connected to voice and video services. The repeater offers multiple frequencies, custom pass-band filters, output power options, rack- or wall-mount capabilities, and numerous port configurations.

EMA Tactical Introduces Command Arms Folding Flip-Up Sights

March 4, 2011
The Super Low Profile Folding Flip Up Sights don't require sight adjustment tools to raise or lower the front sight center post. Center post height is adjusted by a thumb wheel. Thumb-wheel click adjustments are both audible and tactile.

Wash. Deputy Dies From Injuries Caused by Vehicle Stop Assault

March 4, 2011
Dep. Shandon Wright could not be revived by deputies and paramedics who responded to his home. The deputy was at home with his wife and 2-year-old daughter. Wright suffered the injury Aug. 19 while responding to a vehicle stop in Spanaway.

Phoenix Chief Reassigned Amid Mislabeled Kidnapping Reports

March 3, 2011
Public Safety Manager Jack Harris' salary and title will remain the same. However, he will not be stationed at police headquarters. He will remain focused on emergency management, criminal justice coordination, infrastructure and service security, and public transit security.

School Massacre Video Game Stirs Controversy

March 3, 2011
According to the Checkerboard Studios Website, players can commit suicide in the game at the end of their shooting spree. The voices of developers providing commentary will be masked to prevent potential backlash, according to the game description.
Photo: Mark W. Clark. Model: Officer Ron Dorfman, Special Assignments Unit, Phoenix Police Department.

POLICE Magazine Launches Well Dressed SWAT Officer Contest

March 3, 2011
One lucky POLICE Magazine reader, who must be a sworn law enforcement officer, wins the entire package of gear from 12 law enforcement suppliers. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. West Coast time on March 31.

NIJ Requires Mandated Wear for Body Armor Funds In Dallas

March 3, 2011
The NIJ has informed the agency that, "If we're going to supply funds, we expect the officers to wear the vests," Janse said. "In order for us to continue receiving the funds, they're asking us to make it mandatory."
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