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Mass. Deputy's Movie Stunt Work May Imperil Pension Benefits

December 6, 2010
Richard F. Bonavita Jr., a former Barnstable County Sheriff's Office assistant superintendent of jail operations, is collecting a $67,000 annual disability pension for an on-the-job arm injury.

Trespassing Suspect Arrested After Causing Officer to TASER Himself

December 6, 2010
A woman who scuffled with officers who had followed her into a Chicago home caused an officer to stun himself, after being struck in the pinky finger with one of the probes

Pa. Deputy Shoots Out Tires of Driver Who Rammed Four Cop Cars

December 4, 2010
Driver Jamison Michael Gasior, 37, has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated assault, five counts of simple assault, six counts of reckless endangerment, three counts of criminal mischief, one count of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer and numerous traffic violations.

Judge Denies Bail for Mehserle

December 4, 2010
Former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle will continue to serve his seven-month term in jail while an appeal of a jury's involuntary manslaughter conviction against him moves through the courts, a judge declared Friday.

California Police Union Offers Concessions to City

December 4, 2010
Members of the CPOA agreed to set up a two-tiered retirement system for new hires, forgo furlough hours the city currently owes officers, give back accrued sick and vacation time for each officer, enact early retirements, and waive the right for officers to receive monetary compensation for extra time accrued.
Tippah County (Miss.) Sheriff's Deputy Dewayne Crenshaw. Photo via Kristin Tallent (Twitter).

Suspect Arrested After Fatal Shooting of Mississippi Deputy

December 3, 2010
Suspect Franklin Fitzpatrick of Pontotoc was arrested, after apparently scuffling with a second deputy. He has been charged with capital murder.
Photo courtesy of API Technologies.

L.A. Sheriff Using API's Video Aiming Device for Bomb Disposal

December 3, 2010
The Hawki video aiming device is attached to a disrupter and utilizes a camera and rangefinder to automatically place cross hairs on the robot operator's monitor. While approaching a target, the cross hairs adjust the aim point based on the range to the target to show the operator the true point of impact for their shot.
Photo via Tiago Daniel (Flickr).

Project Blue Light: Show Your LE Support This Holiday Season

December 3, 2010
For the past 22 years, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) has asked law enforcement families, surviving families, and police supporters to put a "blue light" in their windows during the holiday season as a symbol of remembrance of those officers who have made the supreme sacrifice.

'Dangerous' N.J. City Could Lose Half of Force

December 3, 2010
To close a $26.5-million budget gap, city officials in Camden, N.J., have announced plans to lay off half of the city's unionized workers, including police officers.

Online Tool Helps Indiana Agency Solve Residential Burglaries

December 3, 2010
LeadsOnline, a nationwide online system that records secondhand transactions, kept a record of the reported stolen items and alerted the police when several of the items turned up at a secondhand store. The information led police to one of the individuals involved in the theft ring.
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