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California OIS Suspect Acted Violently, Reached for Spatula

September 8, 2010
After reaching for the handle of the object in his waistband, Moran began to move towards the officers and began to pull the metal object from his waist in a threatening manner. Officers Robert Laxton, a 7-year veteran, and Joseph Lamantia, a two-year officer, then shot him.
Glock's Gen4 G22 is one of two .40-caliber pistols now available to ATF agents as their duty weapon. Photo courtesy of Glock.

ATF Gives Agents Choice of .40-Caliber Glocks

September 8, 2010
Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives can choose between the Gen4 G22 or G27.
Mel Gibson's booking photo from July 28, 2006, after Los Angeles Sheriff's deputy James Mee arrested him in Malibu for driving drunk.

Deputy Who Arrested Mel Gibson Sues His Agency

September 8, 2010
James Mee, who is still employed with the department, claims supervisors passed him over for promotions and that his job performance has been unfairly scrutinized, after he refused to redact Gibson's anti-Semitic remarks from his incident report.

San Francisco Lockup Installs Condom Dispensers

September 8, 2010
Though sex among the inmates is illegal, the sheriff's department installed the machines as a health-safety measure.

LAPD Chief Beck Says Shooting of Day Laborer Was Justified

September 8, 2010
Police also showed photographs of the bloodied 6-inch switchblade they say Jamines, 37, was holding at the time of the shooting. Investigators are testing the blood to see whose it is, the LAPD said.
Photo courtesy of 5.11 Tactical.

5.11 Tactical Offers Dan Costa Knife with Purchase

September 8, 2010
The knife features a four-inch Damascus steel re-curve blade, differentially anodized aluminum handles and anodized titanium liners with a LE Blue finish.
Photo courtesy of Micro-Distributing.

Portable Statswab Device Tests for Drugs in Under Ten Minutes

September 8, 2010
Statswab is a rapid, on-site drug test device that tests for up to 10 drugs using oral fluids. Officers can use Statswab, which is distributed by Micro-Distributing, when breath alcohol devices show a low or no reading, but impairment is apparent.
Photo courtesy of National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

NLEOMF to Raffle Harley-Davidson Bike

September 8, 2010
The bike, which was donated by Harley-Davidson, retails for $18,402 and was on display during National Police Week at the Fraternal Order of Police's Tent City during LawRide. Only 6,000 tickets are being sold, and the raffle winner need not be present to win.

Former Soldier Holds 3 Hostage At Georgia Hospital

September 7, 2010
The suspect entered the hospital heavily armed and held three people hostage including a medic, behavior health nurse and technician.

Chicago's Mayor Daley Won't Seek Reelection

September 7, 2010
In announcing he would not seek re-election in 2011, Daley noted that it's "time for me, it's time for Chicago to move on."
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