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NYC Won't Defend Sued Officer

August 3, 2012
New York City has distanced itself from a high-ranking police official accused of firing pepper spray at Occupy Wall Street protesters, taking the unusual step of declining to defend him in a civil lawsuit over the incident.

N.Y. Cops Justified In Killing Knife-Wielding Grandma

August 3, 2012
An officer was justified in shooting a woman who charged at police with knives after fatally stabbing her 4-year-old grandson, Buffalo's police commissioner said Thursday.

UC Davis Police Chief Overrules Panel, Fires Pepper-Spray Officer

August 3, 2012
UC Davis Police Chief Matthew Carmichael rejected a review that found Lt. John Pike should have faced demotion or a suspension at worst for his involvement in a pepper-spraying controversy that took place on campus in November. Instead, Pike was fired.

Ind. Cop Released From Hospital

August 3, 2012
The Fortville (Ind.) Police officer who was shot in the head after pulling over a driver with a busted tail light has left the hospital. Officer Matthew Fox was reealsed from IU Methodist Hospital on Wednesday afternoon.

Angry Vt. Farmer Charged with Driving Tractor Over 7 Sheriff's Vehicles

August 3, 2012
A farmer who was arrested last month expressed his displeasure Thursday afternoon in Newport, Vt., by driving a heavy tractor over seven police vehicles owned by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, authorities said.
<p>Photo courtesy of Comp-Tac.</p>

Comp-Tac Introduces Modular Holster System

August 3, 2012
Comp-Tac Victory Gear has introduced the International, a configurable modular system that allows an officer to pair a sidearm with a belt holster, paddle holster, or drop-offset holster.

LAPD SWAT Rolls To Miley Cyrus' Home In 'Swatting' Prank

August 2, 2012
The Los Angeles Police Department's SWAT team responded to the home of Miley Cyrus after receiving a report of a possible home invasion in a false alarm believed to be a "swatting" prank.

Video: N.J. Paraplegic Sues Cops Over OIS

August 2, 2012
A New Jersey teenager who fired blanks to stop an assault by gang members claims he was shot three times by responding undercover officers who shot him in the back.
<p>Photo courtesy of Reagan County S.O.</p>

Texas Deputy Killed, Suspect In Custody After Stand-off

August 2, 2012
The man who allegedly shot a Reagan County (Texas) Sheriff's deputy and barricaded himself in his home was taken into custody Thursday, after SWAT officers entered the rear of the residence.

Ga. Chief Convicted of Abusing Detainee

August 2, 2012
A federal jury convicted a former Georgia police chief Thursday of abusing a pre-trial detainee. The 54-year-old Walter Young, the former chief of the Omega Police Department, now faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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