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Contempt Charge Against Officer May Affect 100 Charlotte Traffic Cases

May 5, 2011
Mecklenburg County, N.C., prosecutors may have to dismiss more than 100 traffic cases, some drunken-driving charges, after a police officer was convicted of criminal contempt.
<p><em><strong><span class="comment">The Colt Single Action Army revolver was issued to the U.S. Cavalry early in 1874. Photo: Hmaag.</span></strong></em></p>

Arizona Adopts U.S. Cavalry Duty Pistol As State Gun

May 5, 2011
The Colt Single Action Army revolver, which became the U.S. Cavalry's service sidearm in 1873, is now the official state firearm of Arizona.

Hawaii Considers Marijuana Dispensary

May 5, 2011
The state is also considering more strictly limiting authorized ailments for medical marijuana to patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, cancer, HIV/AIDS or glaucoma. The bulk of residents now certified to use medical marijuana are in their 20s and 30s, and most of them cite severe pain as their medical condition.

N.M. State Police Investigate Drug Trafficking Link of Downed Plane

May 5, 2011
The twin-engine Cessna 310 crashed into Heron Lake, spraying the four-mile wide recreational waterway with pieces of aircraft, human remains and 23 bundles of pure (uncut) powdered cocaine.

North Dakota Lawmakers Approve Troopers, Deny EVOC and Gun Range

May 5, 2011
Gov. Jack Dalrymple had recommended spending $3.6 million for an indoor gun range and a new driving course for emergency vehicles that would have been used by agencies from across the state.

California Won't Resume Executions This Year

May 4, 2011
The request by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to delay review of newly revised lethal-injection protocols until January at the earliest follows a decision last week by Gov. Jerry Brown to scrap plans to build a new death row facility at San Quentin State Prison.

Drunk Driver's Bullet Grazed La. Trooper's Head

May 4, 2011
A Louisiana State Police trooper was grazed in the head by a bullet fired by a drunk driver he had pulled over east of Baton Rouge early Wednesday morning.

Delaware State Police Assist Rescue of Oil Tanker Crewman

May 4, 2011
Delaware state troopers assisted firefighters and paramedics in the air rescue of the crewman who fell into an oil tanker's 20-foot cargo hole on Tuesday.

Mass. Deputy Accepted 28 Grams of Cocaine In Coffee Cup

May 4, 2011
A Middlesex County (Mass.) Sheriff's deputy acknowledged he "did a stupid thing," when he accepted 28 grams of cocaine and $500 in cash from an undercover state trooper at a Starbucks Coffee in Woburn.

Man who Won Denver Brutality Suit Still Trusts Cops

May 4, 2011
The man who was given $795,000 by the city of Denver to settle a lawsuit alleging three city officers used excessive force and violated his civil rights has said the incident won't erode his trust in law enforcement.
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