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Probe: Missteps Led to Oakland Police Killings

January 7, 2010
An independent report on the March 2009 slayings of four Oakland police officers released Wednesday concluded that two SWAT team members lost their lives in a poorly planned "ad hoc" raid in search of the killer that should have been called off.

Texas County to Use Twitter to Shame DWI Suspects

January 7, 2010
People caught driving while intoxicated in Montgomery County, Texas, are being busted in more ways than one. The county district attorney's office is now calling them out in the status-sphere by posting their names on its Twitter page for everyone to see.

Dallas Police Officer Fired for Not Responding to Emergency Call

January 7, 2010
Last week, Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle fired a 13-year-veteran after he failed to respond to a police call and instead went to conduct personal business at a bank.

Philly Police to Buy 1,000 TASERs

January 7, 2010
The Philadelphia Police Department has agreed to buy 1,000 Tasers to expand the use of less-than-lethal weapons by officers often called upon to deal with unruly, mentally ill people.

Iowa Man Bites Officer During Bar Fight

January 6, 2010
A 22-year-old Iowa man started off his 2010 by biting a police officer 11 minutes into the new year during a physical altercation with another patron of the Boogaloo Cafe in Burlington.

SIG Sauer's P250 2SUM Package Makes Two Guns

January 6, 2010
The Nitron-finished, 9mm P250 is ideal for duty, home defense or sport and the package includes the components needed to quickly convert it to the P250 9mm subcompact for concealed carry.

Steyr Arms Revives Steyr AUG Rifle

January 6, 2010
The new Steyr AUG/A3 SA USA bullpup rifle is now available in 5.56x45mm (.223 Rem.).

Denver Cops: Medical Pot Sale Linked to Homicide

January 5, 2010
Police say a medical marijuana sale gone awry early this morning led to the fatal shooting of a man in Denver.

Oakland to Seek Injunction Against Street Gang

January 5, 2010
In coming months, City Attorney John Russo will seek Oakland's first civil gang injunction, his office said. Such measures bar gang members from associating with each other or displaying colors, among other sanctions, in certain areas of town.

Male-Specific DNA Test Yields Clues in Texas Criminal Cases

January 5, 2010
A progressive type of testing that separates male DNA profiles from those of females is helping the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office start solving sexual assaults and other crimes that previously yielded inconclusive results. The new male-specific DNA test zeroes in on minute amounts of biological evidence, such as saliva, skin cells or a trace of semen.
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