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Police Say Detroit Woman Killed by Drag Racers

November 13, 2008
A Detroit Police spokesman said the woman died and her passenger was injured when a Ford Mustang hit her car at 6:35 p.m. She was taken to Detroit Receiving Hospital, where she was declared dead at 7:04 p.m.

Budget Shortfall Forces NYPD to Cancel January Recruit Class

November 6, 2008
The city is going to cut the work force by 3,000 - including some 500 layoffs - and cancel January's Police Academy class to deal with a two-year budget gap that has grown from $2.3 billion to $4 billion, an administration official said yesterday.

Oakland Police Tax Rejected by Voters

November 6, 2008
The measure would have added 105 police officers and 75 police-service technicians to Oakland's force. Supporters said the initiative was sorely needed, while opponents said city leaders must manage existing tax funds better before asking for more money
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Sheriff Arpaio Wins Unprecedented Fifth Term

November 6, 2008
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio won an unprecedented fifth term Tuesday as voters across the Valley overwhelmingly returned him to office. Arpaio easily survived a challenge from former Buckeye Police Chief Dan Saban, despite a wide array of groups that aligned themselves with Saban to try to oust the controversial sheriff.

Detroit Police Kill Man in Shootout

November 5, 2008
Detroit Police officers shot and killed a 30-year-old city resident on the east side early this morning after the man shot at officers, according to investigators.

Michigan Legalizes Medical Marijuana

November 5, 2008
Michigan voters favored sanctioning the use of medical marijuana to treat debilitating illness Tuesday, apparently rejecting arguments that doing so would increase crime and juvenile drug use.

Gunman Arrested After Santa Barbara Standoff

November 3, 2008
A masked gunman who was waving an American flag on a 101 Freeway overpass in Santa Barbara was taken into police custody Monday after an hours-long standoff that shut down the freeway in both directions and caused a rush-hour traffic snarl, officials said.

Oregon Police Chief Resigns Position After Demotion for Iraq, Afghanistan Service

November 3, 2008
Two months before he was scheduled to return to Sherwood, former Police Chief Bill Middleton says the city’s manager, Ross Schultz, flew to the East Coast to ask him to become deputy police chief and allow former Oregon State Police Superintendent Ron Ruecker — who had taken over as interim police chief in Middleton’s absence — to take over as the chief of police.

Harlem Gun Buyback Program Nets 744 Firearms

October 31, 2008
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said New Yorkers set a new record for guns surrendered in one day when they carted 744 revolvers, semiautomatic pistols, sawed-off shotguns, assault weapons and rifles into the houses of worship.

Dallas PD Implements New Program to Clean Up Crime-Ridden Neighborhood

October 31, 2008
If the program succeeds, the city hopes to use it as a model in other rundown areas, Dallas police Sgt. Sheldon Smith said.
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