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Slain Wash. C.O. Remembered, Prison Makes Changes

February 9, 2011
Officer Jayme Biendl, "always said hello and goodbye with a smile on her face," her supervisor Sgt. Jimmie Fletcher said. "She was committed to being a good officer, daughter, sister - not just to her siblings, but to her co-workers."

Michigan Deputy TASERs Belligerent Shoplifter

February 9, 2011
An Oakland County (Mich.) Sheriff's deputy used a TASER to subdue a 400-pound shoplifter who had punched a Meijer's store employee in the face, after the worker attempted to stop her from stealing a cart full of electronics.

Feds Round Up 41 Gang Members In 5 Cities

February 9, 2011
The charges in these separate cases relate to a wide range of alleged illegal activity, including racketeering conspiracy, murder, murder conspiracy, narcotics trafficking, robbery, and gun trafficking. Teams of federal, state, and local law enforcement officers arrested 29 of these defendants today.

Georgia Investigates Qualifications of College's Officers

February 9, 2011
Georgia investigators are probing the Morris Brown College (Ga.) Police Department, after it was discovered that the college employs officers who often lack proper credentials and training.
The top bullet is a 380 Auto 90 grain Critical Defense round at 896 fps from a 2.75-inch barrel Ruger LCP. The bottom bullet is a 22 WMR 45 grain Critical Defense round from a S&W 351 PD with a 1-7/8-inch barrel at 1038 fps. Chart courtesy of Hornady.

Hornady Introduces .22 Magnum Critical Defense Ammo

February 9, 2011
The new 22 Magnum round uses a 45-grain FTX bullet that reaches a muzzle velocity of 1000 fps when shot from a 1 7/8-inch test barrel, according to a Hornady rep. The .22 WMR, a heavier bullet, penetrated to almost the same depth as the .380 ACP Critical Defense.
Zero Motorcycle redesigned and upgraded its DS (pair shown) electric motorcycle. Photo courtesy of Zero.

Zero Upgrades Electric Motorcycles for 2011

February 9, 2011
The Zero S and Zero DS have been given a new look; and the street and dual sport models will become the world's first production electric motorcycles to feature a maintenance-free belt drive system. Zero has also increased the capacity of the power packs by 12.5% to extend the motorcycles' range.

Streamlight Introduces Line of Tactical Lights

February 9, 2011
The new versions use the latest in C4 LED technology to deliver extreme brightness and illumination. Each of the new lights also features a strobing function, useful for signaling purposes in the field, or for disorienting potential suspects.

Laserfiche Awards California Agency's Gang Enforcement Imaging

February 9, 2011
Today, LBPD officers have the ability to retrieve documents such as tickets, restraining orders, arrest reports, policies and procedures. The system allows them to retrieve the documents from their patrol vehicles, whereas in the past they could only view them from computers in the police station.

Tenn. PD Ordered To Rehire Fired Officer of the Year

February 9, 2011
Following comments he gave to the local media stating he disagreed with an agency policy in mid-2009, Officer Hoback was ordered to undergo a psych evaluation that found him "unfit for duty." He was later fired.

Prison Guards Main Source of Smuggled Cellphones

February 9, 2011
Union officials say they don't necessarily oppose searches; they also cite a work requirement that corrections officers must be paid for "walk time" — the minutes it takes them to get from the front gate to their posts behind prison walls.
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