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Police Sniper Ends Standoff With Armed Man

October 6, 2009
Renardo Antonio Flores, 32, fled to the backyard of the house with an assault rifle, after officers used flash-bang grenades and tear gas in the house. It was there that a Pleasant Hill police sniper shot him.

Feds Arrest Nearly 50 Members of Pagan Motorcycle Gang

October 6, 2009
Following the unsealing of a federal indictment, authorities have arrested 55 members of the Pagan Motorcycle Club (PMC), including its national president and vice president, the FBI announced.

City Committee Tells LAPD To Stop Hiring Officers

October 6, 2009
A city budget committee has asked the Los Angeles Police Department to stop hiring officers at least until January, as part of an effort to eliminate a $405 million budget shortfall, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Private Security Company's Deal To Manage Empty Montana Jail Unravels

October 6, 2009
A mysterious company calling itself American Police Force was slated to take over a jail in Hardin, Mont., but the deal is now off, after the state's attorney general began scrutinizing it, the Billings Gazette initially reported.

Fired Oakland Officer Files Gender-Bias Suit

October 6, 2009
Karla Rush's actions were similar to that of her male counterparts, her attorney is quoted telling the news outlet. Rush was one of four officers fired in April for telling judges that substances seized from suspects had tested positive in the crime lab as narcotics, when they had not.

LAPD Cuts DNA Evidence Backlog

October 5, 2009
A year ago, amid increasing community pressure, the department acknowledged that nearly 7,500 evidence kits from victims of those sex crimes were languishing in storage freezers without having been analyzed.
General Motors unveiled a concept version of its rear-wheel drive Caprice patrol vehicle at the IACP conference. It will be available in 2011.

Chevrolet Unveils 2011 Caprice Patrol Vehicle at IACP

October 5, 2009
The 2011 Caprice PPV will be available in two configurations: a 355-hp V8 that generates an estimated 384 lb-ft of torque and a tamer V6.

Florida Officer's Drive-by Tasering Results In Man's Death

October 5, 2009
The Pensacola (Fla.) Police Department is reviewing its policy on the use of less-lethal force, after an officer used a stun gun from his moving patrol car, PNJ.com reports.

FBI Probes Excessive Force Allegations of Burbank PD

October 2, 2009
Issues relate to "use of force, defensive tactics, Tasers, pepper spray, or the rules and ramifications pertaining to the use of excessive force or a violation of civil/constitutional rights," according to the Los Angeles Times.

San Antonio Officer Named 2009 Police Officer of the Year

October 1, 2009
Officer Pedro Garcia saved the life of one critically wounded officer and helped rescue another in a shootout in the city's South Side last September.
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