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U.S. Supreme Court Allows PDs to Search Officer Pagers

June 17, 2010
The Ontario (Calif.) Police Department fired Sgt. Jeff Quon after an internal audit determined he had sent a flurry of personal text messages using his department-issued pager.

Troubled L.A. County Community Disbands Police Force

June 17, 2010
City officials said the closure was caused by the city's loss of insurance. Earlier this month, the California Joint Powers Insurance Authority notified Maywood that it was terminating general liability and workers' compensation coverage because the city posed too high a risk.

Wounded Anchorage Officer Looks Forward to Patrol Return

June 17, 2010
It began as a traffic stop early in the morning on June 9 by a veteran Anchorage police officer. Then the driver pulled a gun and shot officer Jean Mills twice. The suspect, fresh out of prison and wanted on new charges, fled.

Georgia Sheriff Blames 'Lazy' Officers for Improper Release of Inmates

June 17, 2010
The Clayton County sheriff is blaming the laziness of 30 corrections officers for the wrongful release of four inmates from the county jail, according to CBS Atlanta. It is possible that other inmates have been released improperly.

Off-Duty N.Y. Officer Beaten in Road Rage Incident, Fires at Attackers

June 17, 2010
An off-duty MTA Bridges and Tunnels cop shot at a group of attackers - striking one - during an early-morning road rage beatdown in the Bronx on Wednesday, cops said.
The El Paso PD will begin using an M4 rifle similar to this M4/M4A1 Carbine SOPMOD in an escalating war with Mexican cartels. Photo via Flickr.com (brian.ch).

El Paso PD Issued M4 Patrol Rifles

June 17, 2010
Training with the M-4 is under way at the Police Academy, and the new weaponry will eventually be issued to every member of the El Paso PD, from patrol officers up to the chief.

Indian Reservations on Both U.S. Borders Become Drug Pipelines

June 17, 2010
The drug gangs take advantage of weak and underfunded tribal police forces and the remoteness of tribal lands, and they find that high unemployment rates and resentment of federal law enforcement agencies make some young Native Americans ready allies.

CHP Agrees to Pension Reduction for New Hires

June 17, 2010
The union representing California Highway Patrol officers has agreed to reduced pension benefits for new hires, under a plan that will help reduce the state's budgetary deficit.

Outlaw Biker Killed During Gun Battle With Federal Agents In Maine

June 17, 2010
Thomas "Tomkat" Mayne, 58, was shot and killed in the return fire from federal ATF agents who had served a warrant at his home.

Missouri Agency Equips Patrol Car With 'Plate Hunter'

June 17, 2010
The system's three external cameras feed an on-board computer that scans every plate and runs it through police databases. If there's a match, an alarm sounds, allowing the officer to take appropriate action.
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