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Baltimore's Top Cop Uses Ruse In Kickback Arrests

February 24, 2011
Fifteen of the officers reported to the academy, and were stripped of their badges and arrested. An academy recruit witnessed the arrests that included Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld saying, "I'm here to reclaim our badge."

NF Gang Member Sentenced in Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

February 24, 2011
Bismark Martin Ocampo, 40, of San Francisco, worked for the Nuestra Familia (NF) Hispanic prison gang, which exerts control over street-level Norteño traffickers.
Photo courtesy of Gamber-Johnson.

Gamber-Johnson Introduces Console for 2011 Dodge Charger

February 23, 2011
The new console box is a low-profile console box that attaches directly to the Dodge Charger Police Package without the need to order a separate top plate or vehicle leg kit. It ships fully assembled.
<p>Photo courtesy of Kussmaul.</p>

Kussmaul Introduces Block Heater Timer

February 23, 2011
The timer regulates the unit on hour intervals — one hour on, followed by one hour off — and cuts power consumption of the 110-volt heater in half. A bypass switch may be installed to permit full time operation when full power operation is desired.
The St. Petersburg (Fla.) PD is now processing a pair of flip flops found at the scene of Officer David Crawford's shooting for DNA evidence. Photo courtesy of SPPD.

Fla. Cop Killer Turns Self In, After Mom Tells Him To 'Man Up'

February 23, 2011
Nicholas Lindsay's mother said she knew it was her son, when she watched surveillance video footage posted by the St. Petersburg PD showing an African-American in a hoodie sweatshirt. The department also located two flip-flops at the scene of the shooting that are now being tested for DNA.

Philly Police Plan Recruit Class, New Academy

February 23, 2011
Commissioner Charles Ramsey expects to get city approval for the class in the second half of the year. The next group of recruits will train and be taught at a former military facility acquired from the federal government.

Slain Florida Cop Wasn't Wearing Body Armor

February 23, 2011
St. Petersburg Police Chief Chuck Harmon said he will review the department's policy of optional body armor for officers. Chief Harmon said vests have improved substantially, yet Florida's heat and humidity have made it hard for him to mandate them for all officers.

Oklahoma Capt. Faces IA Probe for Not Ordering Force To Islamic Event

February 22, 2011
Capt. Paul Fields apparently violated the department's obedience policy, when he declined to send the officers because he said the order conflicted with his personal religious convictions and violated his civil rights.

Wounded Oregon Officer Leaves Hospital In Good Spirits

February 22, 2011
Officer Steven Dodds, 45, was shot multiple times during a Jan. 23 vehicle stop. The officer will undergo several more surgeries and begin working on regaining his strength.
Philadelphia Police Officer Robert Acevedo Jr. appeared as "Young Reek" in this 2009 "Top Gunnaz" gangster rap video.

Gangster Rapper Turned Philly Cop Once Claimed Police Brutality

February 22, 2011
Two years ago, Officer Robert Acevedo Jr. performed as "Young Reek," appearing shirtless in rap videos flashing $100 bills with co-stars holding what look like drugs.
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