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Man Attempts Suicide by Cop at N.Y. Newspaper Office

October 9, 2011
A Schenectady (N.Y.) Police officer shot a knife-wielding man in the lobby of an upstate New York newspaper Saturday afternoon in an apparent suicide-by-cop encounter.
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NYPD Cop Jams Finger In Gun's Hammer, Stops Assault

October 9, 2011
A quick-handed NYPD sergeant likely saved his own life when he stopped a man's revolver from firing by sticking his right ring finger between the hammer and cylinder.

Long Beach Police Add Two Copters To Air Unit

October 7, 2011
Using asset forfeiture funds, the Long Beach PD purchased two 2003 Eurocopter AS-350B2 copters to replace two 2002 Eurocopters EC-130B4, which have been in service for nine years. The units will receive upgraded equipment to enhance their law enforcement capabilities via grant money.

No Charges Against Calif. Cop who Shot Unarmed Man

October 7, 2011
Orange County won't prosecute Anaheim Police Lt. Tim Schmidt, who fatally shot a parolee he had confronted for stealing mail from homes in Anaheim Hills.

NAACP: Increase Black Troopers In N.J.

October 7, 2011
George Gore, the political action chairman of the NAACP's New Jersey chapter, said the consent decree requires good-faith efforts to recruit blacks, and "they have not lived up to that."

Ind. Deputy Fell Asleep at Wheel, Wrecked Cruiser

October 7, 2011
Deputy Brad Deckard, 28, was traveling west about 4:08 a.m. when he lost control of his 2007 Ford Explorer and struck a ditch, an embankment, and utility pole. His patrol vehicle came to rest on the driver's side and then caught fire.

Miss. Capt. Struck, Killed Deploying Spike Strips

October 7, 2011
A Grenada (Miss.) Police officer deploying spike strips to stop a stolen vehicle was struck and killed by that vehicle. Capt. John Haddock died at the scene on Mississippi Highway 8 near the intersection of Interstate 55.

Quarry Shooter Told Boy He Would 'Kill Some People'

October 6, 2011
The trio of Santa Clara County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputies who encountered Shareef Allman this morning fatally shot him a day after his workplace rampage. Allman was holding a handgun, while crouching behind a car in a Sunnyvale neighborhood.

Off-Duty Deputy who Tackled Robber Crashed Through Glass

October 6, 2011
An off-duty Florida sheriff's deputy suffered minor injuries, after tackling a suspect who tried to steal cash from a donation jar for terminally ill children.

Feds: NYPD Cop Searched Database for Man He Pepper-Sprayed

October 6, 2011
Officer Admir Kacamakovic, a seven-year veteran assigned to Brooklyn's 62nd Precinct, has been charged with violating the civil rights of a patron of a bar owned by the officer's cousin.
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