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Indiana Tactical Unit Rescues Kidnapped Bank Teller

June 3, 2010
After officers secured the apartment complex, the Kosciusko City/County SWAT Team initiated negotiations with Matthew Prater, who was under the influence of alcohol. Officers then then entered the apartment, and removed Prater and the teller without incident.
Photo courtesy of Lancer Systems.

Lancer Systems' L15 Lower Receiver Offers Configurable Mag-Well Options

June 3, 2010
This AR-type lower receiver offers three mag-well configurations to allow customization for a specific mission, trip to the range or three-gun match, according to the company.
El Monte (Calif.) PD's officer Jose Barajas (in black shirt) trained Rwandan police pilots.Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Helicopters.

California Officer Trains Rwandan Police Helicopter Pilots

June 3, 2010
A new Robinson R44 police helicopter and airborne law enforcement program arrived in Kigali. The airship arrived with the latest police equipment including microwave down-link ability and the latest FLIR thermal-imaging systems.

BART Shooting Jurors Answer 121 Questions

June 2, 2010
Potential jurors considering the fate of former BART transit officer Johannes Mehserle have been given a 15-page questionnaire with 121 questions on a broad range of topics.

Tru-Spec Offers June/July Discount Price of $14.95 for Cordura Brand Baselayer Garments

June 2, 2010
Tru-Spec and several of its authorized retailers have announced a special promotion during June and July on selected pieces of Cordura Brand baselayer underwear. During the special promotion period, three undergarment will be priced at $14.95 each. Regular price on the three items range from $21.95 to $29.95.
Tags: Tru-Spec

Mehserle's Intent Is the Focus of BART Trial Starting Today

June 2, 2010
The defense will argue not that Mehserle acted in self defense, but that the shooting was accidental because Mehserle believed he drew his Taser in the four seconds he drew his sidearm and fired.

U.S. Marshals Capture Cop-Killing Fugitive

June 2, 2010
The U.S. Marshals Service announced today the capture Tuesday of convicted cop killer and child molester Paul Clouston in Merced, Calif., following a viewer tip to the "America's Most Wanted" television program. A native of Pennsylvania, Clouston, 73, was added to the U.S. Marshals list of 15 most wanted fugitives Nov. 30, 2006.

Boston PD's Gang Flier Meant to 'Shame' Members

June 2, 2010
The flier with mugshots was distributed in the neighborhood where 14-year-old Nicholas Fomby-Davis was killed. The men and gang were not identified in the flier because Commissioner Ed Davis said he didn't want to give credence to the group.
Tags: Boston PD

Compton Leaders Hope To Reestablish Police Department

June 2, 2010
Compton council members voted Tuesday to sever ties with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department that has overseen a precipitous drop in the murder rate.

Supreme Court Votes 5-4 to Loosen Miranda Rules

June 1, 2010
The court said the suspect had the duty to invoke his rights. If he failed to do so, his later words could be used to convict him, the justices said.
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