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Wake Forest Professor Finds No Major Link Between Tasers and Health Problems

October 8, 2009
A Wake Forest University professor researching the medical effects of the use of Tasers has found no major link between the less-lethal weapon and health problems, according to the company.
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Louisiana Police Arrest Nude Burglar

October 8, 2009
The Slidell (La.) Police Department have arrested the man captured by a resident's video surveillance system, while he broke into a home in the buff.

Feds Strip Sheriff Arpaio of Immigration Powers

October 7, 2009
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he would continue his "crime suppression" sweeps to enforce immigration laws in Arizona, after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security stripped him of powers to arrest illegals based solely on their immigration status, the East Valley Tribune reports.

Montana Town Will Form Police Department

October 7, 2009
Officials in Hardin, Mont., have authorized the formation of a Hardin Police Department, and again assured their residents they would not hire a mysterious California security firm to run their jail, the Flathead Beacon reports.

South Gate Settles Officer Discrimination Claim For $18 Million

October 7, 2009
The California city of South Gate has paid out $18 million to a group of 16 officers who said they faced racially motivated discrimination as a result of their association with a Latino police official who left the department in 2002, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Birmingham Chief Says Officers Made Proper Decision Not To Arrest Tigers' Cabrera

October 7, 2009
Birmingham police officers who released drunken Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, following a domestic violence call, followed department policy by not arresting the ballplayer, according to Chief Richard Patterson, the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Police Sniper Ends Standoff With Armed Man

October 6, 2009
Renardo Antonio Flores, 32, fled to the backyard of the house with an assault rifle, after officers used flash-bang grenades and tear gas in the house. It was there that a Pleasant Hill police sniper shot him.

Feds Arrest Nearly 50 Members of Pagan Motorcycle Gang

October 6, 2009
Following the unsealing of a federal indictment, authorities have arrested 55 members of the Pagan Motorcycle Club (PMC), including its national president and vice president, the FBI announced.

City Committee Tells LAPD To Stop Hiring Officers

October 6, 2009
A city budget committee has asked the Los Angeles Police Department to stop hiring officers at least until January, as part of an effort to eliminate a $405 million budget shortfall, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Private Security Company's Deal To Manage Empty Montana Jail Unravels

October 6, 2009
A mysterious company calling itself American Police Force was slated to take over a jail in Hardin, Mont., but the deal is now off, after the state's attorney general began scrutinizing it, the Billings Gazette initially reported.
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