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New York Mob Sting Nets Dim Goodfellas

January 31, 2011
Arrests in the sting included Scott Fappiano, a reputed Colombo associate, was willing to risk a multimillion dollar legal settlement to collect a debt from a deadbeat. Genovese associate Peter Pace, Jr. was apparently willing to use violence against his defenseless mother-in-law.

Oakland Police Kill Man Pointing Fake Rifle

January 31, 2011
Officers fatally shot 39-year-old Matthew Cicelski outside his ex-girlfriend's home as he walked around the 5500 block of Taft Avenue clad in camouflage clothing. Neighbors reported Cicelski walking up and down and "prancing" along Taft Avenue as if he were "patrolling" the street.

California Gang Detective Wounded By Gunfire From Vehicle

January 30, 2011
The detective driving the vehicle was struck once in the upper torso by gunfire and was immediately transported to a local hospital by his partner. He's 30 years old, a seven-year member of LBPD and expected to fully recover.
Officer Jayme Lee Biendl was discovered unresponsive at her duty post in the sanctuary of the Monroe Correctional Complex on Saturday.

Washington Corrections Officials Respond to Officer's Slaying

January 30, 2011
On Monday, the state's top correctional official told POLICE Magazine the agency was well aware of Byron Sherf's violent past and allowed him additional access privileges, because he had shown good behavior. It was one reason Sherf was transferred to the medium-security Monroe facility.

PETA Donation Assists Wounded N.J. K-9

January 29, 2011
After learning that a K-9 dog named Jordon was shot in the chest during a standoff between Salem (N.J.) Police and a suspect on on Wednesday, staffers from the animal-rights group PETA are chipping in and sending a contribution to the Salem County K-9 Association.

Maryland Hostage Standoff Captured on Video

January 28, 2011
After the suspect slipped, the hostage ran and six officers opened fire, creating a cross-fire that resulted in one officer being struck in the leg by friendly fire.

Seattle Chief Calls Cop's Column 'Stupid'

January 28, 2011
Seattle Police Chief John Diaz criticized one of his officers for a column that appeared in the police union's newspaper, saying writing it was "a stupid thing to do."

Dallas Officer In Charge of Crime Stoppers Arrested

January 28, 2011
Senior Cpl. Theadora Ross, who has managed the program since 2003, is expected to face conspiracy to commit fraud charges. Authorities said thousands of dollars in reward funds were discovered to be missing.

L.A. School Officer Admitted Faking Shooting

January 28, 2011
Officer Jeff Stenroos is charged with suspicion of filing a false police report, and the president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League said the incident is an "embarrassment to law enforcement."

Oakland Chief Doesn't Get San Jose Job

January 28, 2011
Popular Oakland Police chief Anthony Batts released a statement saying he didn't get the job and, at the same time, raised doubts about whether he'll stay to lead an Oakland force that has shrunk from 800 to 657 in a year.
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