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Houston Standoff Ends as SWAT Storms Barbershop

April 2, 2009
A SWAT standoff at a barbershop on Houston's south side ended this morning after police stormed the building and subdued an armed man with help from a dog and a Taser. Police said the man took his brother and sister-in-law hostage inside Dugar's Urban Kuts in the 9100 block of Scott about 1:45 a.m.

LAPD Officer Accused of Torching His Car and Lying About His Shooting

April 2, 2009
A Los Angeles police officer who said he was shot in an off-duty incident early this year lied to investigators about the attack and, weeks earlier, intentionally set fire to his own luxury sports car in a scheme to collect an insurance payment, according to charges filed by prosecutors late Wednesday.

Jury Awards $2.3 Million in LAPD Harassment Case

April 2, 2009
A federal jury Wednesday awarded $2.3 million to a Los Angeles police officer who said she was sexually harassed and gave birth to a stillborn child because of the stress.

Civilian Hiring Freeze Leaves Scores of LAPD Cops Doing Desk Work

April 1, 2009
Hamstrung by a citywide hiring freeze and widespread job vacancies, Los Angeles Police Department officials have resorted to using scores of police officers to perform clerical duties and other desk-bound work meant to be done by civilian employees.

Getac Offers Mobile Computer Anti-theft and IT Asset Management Solution

March 31, 2009
Absolute Software Corporation, a leading provider of firmware-based, patented, computer theft recovery, data protection, and IT asset management solutions announced today that Getac rugged notebooks and tablet PCs are now available with firmware support for Absolute’s mobile computer anti-theft and IT asset management solution Computrace.

Lone Officer Subdued N.C. Nursing Home Shooter

March 31, 2009
When he jumped out of his patrol car at Pinelake Health and Rehab, Officer Justin Garner of the Carthage Police Department knew he couldn't wait for backup. He pulled his .40-caliber Glock handgun and walked into the nursing home, a convoluted building the size of a small shopping center.

ATN Offers New Daytime Binocular for Professional Applications

March 30, 2009
American Technologies Network (ATN) Corp.'s new 7x50 daytime Omega class binocular is built to withstand rugged handling and environments while providing a sharp, stable image with excellent low-light performance, according to the company.

Safariland Launches New Optics Product Line

March 30, 2009
The new product line includes optics which are optimal for several ammunition types, including .308 Winchester, .223 Remington, .22 Long Rifle and .22 Magnum. Magnification setting options include 1-4x, 1.25-4x, 3-9x, 6x, and 10x. Each scope is made with aluminum and designed to be waterproof and shock resistant. The line is available in black anodized finish and anodized silver.

N.C. Cop Wounded in Nursing Home Attack Treated and Released

March 30, 2009
A Carthage police officer, Justin Garner, 25, was shot in the leg during the incident, but he was treated at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst and released.

Wounded N.C. Officer Praised for "Heroic" Actions that Ended Nursing Home Slaughter

March 30, 2009
A witness told CNN affiliate WRAL-TV that the shooter was armed with a rifle, a shotgun and other weapons. The officer who stopped him, Justin Garner, "acted in nothing short of a heroic manner" and probably stopped the carnage from being worse, Moore County District Attorney Maureen Krueger said.
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