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FNH USA Five-SeveN with Three-Dot Fixed Sights

FNH USA Introduces FN Five-SeveN Standard with Three-Dot Fixed Sights

July 8, 2009
FNH USA is now shipping FN Five-SeveN Standards in black matte finish and olive drab green with U.S.-made three-dot fixed sights.
Detroit police headquarters.  Image courtesy of Mike Russell (Wikimedia).

Detroit Mayor Dismisses Police Chief

July 4, 2009

Detroit Mayor David Bing has fired the city's police chief, James Barren, who had been on the job less than a year, the Detroit Free Press reports. The move comes two days after the department acknowledged it undercounted 2008 homicides.

Texas Pastor TASERed by Police

July 3, 2009
A Webster, Texas, minister angry over a traffic stop involving a church member was arrested Wednesday after police Tasered him and tried to break up a crowd of churchgoers with pepper spray, the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Walnut Creek PD Buys Generation IV Talon EOD/CBRNE Robot

July 2, 2009

QinetiQ North America’s Technology Solutions Group has announced that the Walnut Creek (Calif.) Police Department has purchased and taken delivery of a new Generation IV Talon EOD/CBRNE robot. Walnut Creek’s Talon is specially equipped for scenarios frequently encountered by police Bomb Squads as well as being able to respond to scenes that may involve other types of hazardous material or devices.

Investigators Search for Cause of Colorado Recruit's Death

July 2, 2009
Sergio Aragon had just completed the standard physical agility test conducted by the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department as part of its normal hiring process when he collapsed and became unresponsive.

New Orleans Council Approves $1 Million for Police Overtime

July 2, 2009
The New Orleans City Council, on Thursday, approved a request from the New Orleans Police Department for an additional $1 million to pay for longer shifts the rest of the summer, the Times-Picayune reports.

Seattle Detective Shoots Bank Robbery Suspect

July 2, 2009
A suspected bank robber in a stolen truck was shot by a Seattle police detective Wednesday evening after witnesses said the man refused to exit the vehicle and rammed a patrol car.

Twin Cities Cops Add Cell Phone Alerts to Arsenal

July 2, 2009

Today, Minneapolis and St. Paul officially start Nixle, a service that provides information over cell phones by text message, e-mail and on the Web. More than 1,000 law enforcement agencies now use Nixle, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Baltimore. Unlike services such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, Nixle doesn't allow unauthenticated information to be communicated.

Missouri Town Pays $2.4 Million to Family of Man Killed During DUI Arrest

July 2, 2009

The city of Moberly, Mo., has agreed to pay $2.4 million to the family of Stanley Harlan, 23, who died during a 2008 drunken driving arrest. Harlan's family sued the city and Moberly police Officers Jeremy Baird and Carmen Newbrough last September in federal court in St. Louis, claiming that police used a Taser on him twice, then kicked and choked him.

XS Sight Systems' Introduces CSAT Combat Sight for AR-15s

July 1, 2009
The XS CSAT Combat Sight eliminates the guesswork shooters face when trying to accurately engage targets in close quarters with the aperture sight commonly used on AR style rifles.
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