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Family Will Get Disability Benefits in Ex-Phoenix Officer's PTSD Suicide

April 14, 2016
A police board on Wednesday approved disability benefits for the family of Craig Tiger, a former Phoenix officer whose suicide became a rallying cry for changes in how the department handles PTSD.

California Inmate Stabs Correctional Officer in Head, Attacks Officers

April 14, 2016
A medical emergency was announced, and as staff entered the cell, Puckett threw an unknown substance on them, officials said. He then used an inmate-manufactured weapon to stab a correctional officer in the head.

Video: North Carolina Officer Will Not Be Charged in February Shooting

April 14, 2016
The Raleigh, NC, officer who shot Akiel Denkins in February will not be charged with a crime, Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman announced Wednesday.
<p>Metro Nashville (TN) PD Officer Matthew Cammarn was attacked Tuesday. (Photo: Metro Nashville PD)</p>

Attacks on Nashville Police Lead to New Measures

April 14, 2016
Metro police are setting up mobile video cameras and beefing up patrols in an East Nashville public housing development after two officers were attacked and seriously injured in less than a 24-hour period while trying to help residents in the low-income neighborhood.

Video: Texas Deputy Constable Shot, Wounded in Apparent Ambush

April 14, 2016
A Harris County, TX, deputy constable was shot multiple times last night in what investigators say was an "ambush" attack. Deputy Constable Alden Clopton was in surgery for nearly six hours and has now been moved to critical care.
<p>Columbus (OH) Police Officer Steven Smith died two days after he was shot in a barricade incident. (Photo: Columbus PD)</p>

Ohio SWAT Officer Succumbs to Wounds, Organs Donated

April 13, 2016
Smith died Tuesday evening, two days after he was shot in the head while SWAT officers tried to serve a warrant on a man who had barricaded himself in his Clintonville home. Columbus police say that Smith, 54, died just before 5 p.m. at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center, surrounded by his family.

Getac Introduces S410 Semi-Rugged Notebooks

April 13, 2016
Designed to withstand the daily–and often punishing–routine of today’s public safety officers, the all-new Getac S410 semi-rugged notebook is now available. Getac says the S410 provides the highest levels of performance, flexibility, security and durability in a form factor that is 29% thinner and 23% lighter than its previous semi-rugged laptop.

Tennessee Bill Seeks to Take Away LEOSA Carry for Former Officers with DUI Convictions

April 12, 2016
The Haslam administration bill carried by Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, R-Chattanooga, would give the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission the authority to ban retired officers from obtaining handgun carry permits if they were convicted of drunken driving once in the previous five years or twice within the past decade. It would only apply to new applicants.

Police Commission Says LAPD Killing of Homeless Man Unjustified

April 12, 2016
The commission unanimously sided with Beck on Tuesday, concluding that Officer Clifford Proctor violated department policy when he fatally shot Glenn in the back near the Venice boardwalk. The panel and Beck also faulted Proctor's decision to draw his weapon, along with the tactics he and his partner used leading up to the deadly encounter.

Americans More worried About Crime Than They Have Been Since Before 9/11

April 12, 2016
Americans are more concerned about crime than they have been at any point since the turn of the century, according to a new poll, exceeding levels of concern about things like terrorism, climate change and illegal immigration.
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