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Mexican Drug Gangs Take Over National Parks and Forests

March 2, 2010
Not far from Yosemite's waterfalls and in the middle of California's redwood forests, Mexican drug gangs are quietly commandeering U.S. public land to grow millions of marijuana plants and using smuggled immigrants to cultivate them.

NYPD Officers Acquitted in Sodomy Trial Face June Civil Trial

March 2, 2010
Brooklyn Federal Judge Jack Weinstein severed the city from the civil case, ruling Michael Mineo should pursue allegations of excessive force, false arrest and malicious prosecution against the officers first.

Suicidal Gunman Killed by Georgia SWAT Team

March 2, 2010
Douglas Scott Pilcher, 47, reportedly was armed with several weapons inside his home, threatened suicide and fired several shots at authorities before a Paulding County officer fired a shot back and wounded him.

St. Louis County Chief Worried About Quality of Smaller, Local PDs

March 2, 2010
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch is troubled by the quality of police service provided by several of the small municipalities that dot the mid-county landscape.

Anchorage Officers Shoot, Kill Man Who Wouldn't Drop Shotgun

March 2, 2010
Police were responding to a 911 call from a woman who said she had been assaulted by her husband and had fled to a neighbor's apartment. The call came just after 4:30 a.m.

Texas Officers Capture Goat After Foot Pursuit

March 1, 2010
Four Odessa (Texas) police officers, an off-duty motorcycle cop and two animal control officers eventually caught up with a rogue goat and apprehended the animal.

Standoff in L.A. County Ends with Gunman Surrendering

March 1, 2010
A dramatic, nearly 10-hour standoff between the Los Angeles SWAT team and a gunman who shot and wounded a woman in a domestic dispute ended Sunday afternoon when the barricaded suspect surrendered.

Officer in Northern California Shootout Dies

March 1, 2010
Officer Javier Bejar, one of the victims in Thursday's officer-involved shooting in Minkler, Calif., has died. The member of the Reedley (Calif.) Police Department was taken off life support about 5:30 a.m., the department announced.

Identities of Two Deputies Shot in Northern California Released

February 26, 2010
Fresno County (Calif.) Sheriff Margaret Mims has released the identities of the two deputies -- one of whom has died -- involved in Thursday's shooting in Minkler, the Fresno Bee reports.

LAPD Chief Beck Vows to Better Train Officers on Cyclist Rights

February 25, 2010
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck told a group of bicycle advocates that department-wide training would be implemented to highlight the rights of bicyclists on the road and ensure that officers know how to deal with incidents involving bikes.
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