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LAPD Chief: Rodney King Arrest Wouldn't Happen Today

March 4, 2011
For the 20-year anniversary of the Rodney King incident, POLICE Magazine has prepared several perspectives and collected others that paint a fuller picture of the incident's impact on law enforcement.
Police officers in today's era are much more aware of the fact that their actions may be filmed. George Holliday used a Sony HandyCam to capture the LAPD's arrest of Rodney King in 1991. Photo via Flickr (airgap).

Cops More Aware of Citizen Video, 20 Years After King Arrest

March 4, 2011
Compared to the Los Angeles Police officers who arrested Rodney King, cops today are much more aware of the fact that someone is almost always watching, and potentially recording, their actions.

Rodney King Stopped by Officers After Driving Erratically

March 4, 2011
Rodney King was pulled over by an Arcadia (Calif.) PD police officer about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, after driving erratically in a green Mitsubishi.

Footage Shows Thieves Cleaning Out $3 Million In Jewelry

March 4, 2011
During the break-in, which took place between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., the burglars wore masks and gloves and carried backpacks. The owners apparently left the jewelry in the cases to save the three hours it takes to store the valuables in the vault.

Maryland Capitol Police Acquires Forensic Video Analysis Equipment

March 4, 2011
These new tools will allow investigators to enhance video and images recorded in less than optimal conditions, including poor lighting and varying weather conditions. Once processed, hidden details can be revealed that can help direct or solve cases more efficiently, which should also result in lowering their investigation costs.
Photo courtesy of CSI.

Cellular Specialties Introduces Digital Repeaters

March 4, 2011
CSI's DSP95 modular digital repeater amplifies a carrier's weak signals, allowing smartphone users to stay connected to voice and video services. The repeater offers multiple frequencies, custom pass-band filters, output power options, rack- or wall-mount capabilities, and numerous port configurations.

EMA Tactical Introduces Command Arms Folding Flip-Up Sights

March 4, 2011
The Super Low Profile Folding Flip Up Sights don't require sight adjustment tools to raise or lower the front sight center post. Center post height is adjusted by a thumb wheel. Thumb-wheel click adjustments are both audible and tactile.

Wash. Deputy Dies From Injuries Caused by Vehicle Stop Assault

March 4, 2011
Dep. Shandon Wright could not be revived by deputies and paramedics who responded to his home. The deputy was at home with his wife and 2-year-old daughter. Wright suffered the injury Aug. 19 while responding to a vehicle stop in Spanaway.

Phoenix Chief Reassigned Amid Mislabeled Kidnapping Reports

March 3, 2011
Public Safety Manager Jack Harris' salary and title will remain the same. However, he will not be stationed at police headquarters. He will remain focused on emergency management, criminal justice coordination, infrastructure and service security, and public transit security.

School Massacre Video Game Stirs Controversy

March 3, 2011
According to the Checkerboard Studios Website, players can commit suicide in the game at the end of their shooting spree. The voices of developers providing commentary will be masked to prevent potential backlash, according to the game description.
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