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Panel OKs Bill to Allow Guns in Florida Schools

April 4, 2014
The debate whether safety is worth the risk of having more guns on school campuses took center stage in a Florida House committee, which approved a bill Wednesday that would allow trained officials to carry weapons in schools.

U.S. Launches Distracted Driving Crackdown

April 4, 2014
The U.S. Transportation Department kicked off the first-ever national distracted driving awareness month, and will fund nationwide advertising and law enforcement on texting and other dangerous behavior behind the wheel.
<p>Bruno and his handler Officer R.J. Young before the shooting (Photo: Facebook)</p>

Wounded Calif. K-9 Undergoes Emergency Surgery

April 3, 2014
The German shepherd was thought to be headed toward a full recovery when he was hurried into surgery to treat a stomach condition at Yorba Regional Animal Hospital around 11 p.m.

Three Men Arrested for Fake Carjacking April Fools' Prank

April 3, 2014
Three men were arrested Tuesday night by San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputies after they reportedly staged a carjacking at a Hesperia In-N-Out hamburger restaurant, apparently in an effort to play a prank on their friend.
<p>Photo of LAPD HQ: Paul Clinton</p>

LAPD Chief Defends Decision Not to Fire Officer

April 3, 2014
Police Chief Charlie Beck has defended his decision to overrule a disciplinary board’s recommendation to fire a police officer with close family ties to the department, denying favoritism played a role in his determination.

Video: Oklahoma Officer Attacked with Scissors at Traffic Stop

April 3, 2014
A Fort Gibson, Okla., police officer was stabbed Tuesday night during a traffic stop by a woman walking by with a pair of scissors.

Police Impersonator Stops Woman in Colorado

April 3, 2014
Police in Aurora, Colo., are investigating the report of a man who impersonated an officer, stopped a woman's car at night and grabbed the victim by the hair Monday night.
<p>Camden County PD vehicles (Photo: Camden County PD)</p>

New Police Force Credited with Crime Drop in Camden, New Jersey

April 3, 2014
New police statistics show total crime - violent and nonviolent - plummeted nearly 30 percent in Camden, N.J., in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter in 2013.

Mexican Troops Cross Border, Face Off with U.S. Agents

April 3, 2014
Two heavily armed, camouflaged Mexican soldiers crossed 50 yards inside Arizona in January and drew their guns against U.S. Border Patrol agents who confronted them in a tense standoff.

Mayor Wants DOJ to Monitor Albuquerque PD

April 3, 2014
In a letter to the department, Berry asked the DOJ to begin negotiating an agreement for the monitoring. That could include the appointment of one or more monitors who would establish performance measures and evaluate the city’s progress.
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