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Video: Intoxicated Women Fight with Cops at Georgia IHOP

April 27, 2011
The officer, who was off duty at the time and has not been identified, was attempting to quiet the women down, and asked them to leave the restaurant shortly after 3 a.m. on Saturday. The officer is seen on video punching Ashley Leavell.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Currie Technologies.</strong></em></p>

LAPD Field-Tests Electric Bicycles for Patrol

April 27, 2011
Officers with the LAPD's bicycle unit will begin field-testing Currie Technologies' IZIP Express electric bicycles at special events to determine their viability for patrol. Currie supplied the unit with prototype models for initial evaluation a year ago. The company then modified the electric bicycle's components and design, incorporating feedback from officers.

Feds Gave Local Agencies Conflicting Info on Fingerprint Program

April 27, 2011
Hundreds of e-mails led agencies to believe they could opt out of the mandatory program that provides fingerprints of arrestees to federal authorities. Inconsistent guidance was provided to agencies in e-mails that, at times, were sent from unknown senders.

Dodgers Choose Former LAPD Capt. As Security Chief

April 27, 2011
The Los Angeles Dodgers have chosen former LAPD Capt. Rich Wemmer as security chief. Wemmer was a commanding officer for the Rampart and Northeast patrol divisions and training divisions, as well as the Van Nuys, West Los Angeles and Wilshire-area stations.

San Jose Cuts 9% of Police Force

April 27, 2011
After months of talk of possible layoffs, the San Jose (Calif.) Police Department learned today the force would lose 9% of its sworn officers in a city cost-cutting move. The agency will send lay-off notices to 106 officers and an additional 20 cops may soon be demoted.

DHS Systems Provides Demo of Deployable Shelter In May

April 27, 2011
The DRASH capabilities demonstration will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 10 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 11. DHS Systems is located at 401 Lime Quarry Road in Madison, Ala.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Safariland.</strong></em></p>

Safariland Introduces Bianchi Foldaway Concealment Holster

April 27, 2011
The Model 101 Foldaway is constructed as a rectangular piece of full-grain leather with dual 1.5-inch belt slots, leather lining and exterior stitching detail. The user may slide the holster onto the belt loop in the desired location on the hip.

Police Captain Found Guilty of Illegal Bus Passing

April 27, 2011
A North Carolina police captain receives a 45-day suspended sentence for passing a stopped school bus in his police cruiser. The mother of a boy who was crossing the street to board the bus and witnessed the incident says she had to yell her son's name to prevent him from stepping out in front of Gentry's car.

L.A.-Area Shooting Leaves Officer, 2 Others Wounded; Suspect Dead

April 26, 2011
Monterey Park Police Department officer Gilbert Alvarez was hospitalized for treatment of a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the head and several other injuries sustained while falling, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

LAPD Copter Shooting Results in Six Felony Charges

April 26, 2011
Prosecutors charged an 18-year-old Tuesday with half a dozen felonies, including attempted murder of a peace officer, in connection with the Easter Sunday shooting of an LAPD helicopter that pierced its fuel tank.
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