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Kidnap Victim Says Officers 'Saved My Life'

August 7, 2012
A gas station attendant says two Louisville police officers saved his life when they pulled him bound and gagged from the trunk of his car Saturday morning—hours after he was kidnapped from the store by three people.
<p>Photo: POLICE file</p>

Mother Sues SF Police Over Son's Death

August 7, 2012
The mother of a Washington state parolee who accidentally shot himself to death during a gunfight with San Francisco police last year has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city.
<p>Photo via Wikimedia/U.S. Marshals Service</p>

Jared Loughner Pleads Guilty, Avoids Death Penalty

August 7, 2012
Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday to the Tucson shooting attack last year that killed six people and wounded 13, including then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. A federal judge here concluded that Loughner understands at this time that he's responsible for opening fire during a congressional constituent meeting in a parking lot.

Ky. Department Shifts To Dodge Chargers

August 6, 2012
The Hazard (Ky.) Police Department is replacing its Ford Crown Victoria fleet with Dodge Chargers, beginning with the purchase of five vehicles. Sgt. Paul Campbell told the newspaper that the department chose the Charger because of its fuel economy and speed.

Video: Mich. Cop Shot In Chest Saved By Vest

August 6, 2012
A Warren (Mich.) Police officer who was shot in the chest likely survived the encounter because the .380-caliber round that struck his ballistic vest didn't penetrate his abdomen.

Video: Seattle Cop Under Fire for Heated Confrontation

August 6, 2012
The Seattle Police Department is investigating one of its veteran officers, after a YouTube video showed him using physical force on a subject after responding to a disturbance in South Seattle.
<p>Oak Creek (Wis.) P.D.&#39;s Lt. Brian Murphy</p>

Wounded Officer Faced Hail of Bullets at Sikh Temple

August 6, 2012
Lt. Brian Murphy, a 21-year veteran of the Oak Creek Police Department, was struck by nine bullets fired by Wade Michael Page, who opened fire inside Sikh Temple of Wisconsin at about 10:25 a.m. Sunday.

Sikh Temple Shooter Was White Supremacist, Army Vet

August 6, 2012
The shooter who opened fire before worship services Sunday at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wis., and killed six people before he was killed by police is Wade Michael Page, a 40-year-old Army veteran who served in the military approximately between 1992 and 1998.

Chief: Officer Response Limited Sikh Temple Tragedy

August 6, 2012
An Oak Creek police officer was helping a victim outside the temple when the gunman opened fire on him. A second Oak Creek officer returned fire, killing the shooter. Their names have not been released.

FBI: Sikh Temple Shooter's Motive Unclear

August 6, 2012
Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards said the mass shooting is being treated as an incident of domestic terrorism. But FBI representatives later backed away from that categorization, saying they were still investigating motive.
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