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Report Shows Gains by LAPD

May 18, 2009

Several years of court-ordered reforms appear to be paying off for the Los Angeles Police Department, which has made significant gains in the opinions of Angelenos, according to a Harvard University study.

Police Chief Loosens Cap Rule in Maine

May 18, 2009
The new police chief in Portland, Maine, has said officers shouldn't be required to always wear their hats while patrolling this city of 64,000 residents, the Portland Press Herald reports.

El Monte Street Gang is One of Area’s Largest, Oldest

May 15, 2009
As cops led a man away who was kicked in the head by an officer and arrested after a long police chase in El Monte, Calif., Wednesday, one big word could be seen tattooed across his neck: FLORES.

Officer Said to Have Kicked Suspect Owns Clothing Line Tailored to Gang Life

May 15, 2009
The police officer who sources inside El Monte, Calif., City Hall say kicked a gang member in the head after a long car chase Wednesday also owns a clothing company that glorifies gang and prison life.

Insider Sabotaging Search for San Francisco Chief, Says Police Commission President

May 15, 2009
Someone close to the department appears to be "intentionally and maliciously" releasing names to frighten off external applicants for the position of San Francisco police chief, says the police commission president.

Illinois Police Chief Wants City to Allow Officers to Carry TASERs

May 15, 2009
Police Chief R.T. Finney says it's likely he'll again ask the Champaign, Ill., city council to allow the police department to buy and use TASERs. But the leader of a local citizens group vows police will encounter opposition to such a proposal.
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L.A. County Sheriff's Department Opens Criminal Probe into El Monte Officer's Kick of Prone Suspect

May 15, 2009
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Thursday opened a criminal investigation into the videotaped kicking of a prone suspect by an El Monte police officer after a high-speed pursuit the day before, authorities said.

Counterfeit Check Scheme Reportedly Run by San Diego Street Gang

May 15, 2009
Having a street gang behind a conspiracy that caused a credit union to lose $500,000 could be a first in California history. State and federal law enforcement officials made that announcement yesterday morning with the arrests of 40 people in the check-cashing scheme, including some active members of the military. Twenty more people are being sought.

Arizona Man with Police Siren Pulls Over Off-Duty Officer

May 15, 2009
Officer Matt Lydic said a man driving a black Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor model turned on a police siren while driving behind him, authorities said. Lydic pulled over to the side of the road believing there was an emergency vehicle he couldn't see. The driver pulled up beside him and told him to slow down.

Insight Tech-Gear Offers Grant Writing Support

May 14, 2009
Insight Technology, the world's leading provider of tactical lasers, illuminators and thermal imaging equipment, announced it is offering its law enforcement and public safety customers assistance with the grant writing process.
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