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Safariland Introduces NIJ Standard-0101.06 Body Armor

June 2, 2009

Safariland’s XT-700 Type II (#BA-2000S-FC01) and XT-300 Type IIIA (#BA-3A00S-BR01) models have been determined by the NIJ to comply with the new NIJ-06 standard. Both models are part of Safariland’s XT‑Series of concealable body armor, and are now available for immediate purchase. As of this date, these are the only Threat Level II and Threat Level IIIA vests that have been authorized by NIJ under the new NIJ-06 standard.

Officer-Involved Shootings Spike In Long Beach, Calif.

May 29, 2009
Nine people have been shot by Long Beach (Calif.) PD police officers this year, a trend officials attribute to a poor economy and work furloughs by the police department, the Los Angeles Times reports. In each case, violent suspects failed to comply with commands or brandished weapons.

Off-Duty NYPD Officer Killed by Fellow Officer in "Friendly Fire" Incident

May 29, 2009

An off-duty rookie cop chasing a suspected car thief in East Harlem with his gun drawn was shot and killed Thursday night when an officer mistook him for a criminal. "Police! Stop! Drop it!" cops from the 25th Precinct shouted at Omar Edwards, 25. As he started to turn toward him - the gun still in his hand - an officer opened fire, sources said.

Video: Dallas Is No Longer Most Crime-Infested Big City

May 29, 2009

A five-year effort by the police department and city to remove Dallas from the top slot on an annual list of large U.S. cities with the highest crime rate is paying off, as San Antonio took the top slot this year, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Metro Atlanta Agencies Join Forces for "Street Sweep"

May 28, 2009
About 30 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies in Clayton, DeKalb, Fulton, Henry and Gwinnett counties participated in the first joint effort of its kind, which was dubbed “Operation Street Sweep.” The joint detail was designed to increase police visibility in high-crime areas and get offenders off the streets.

Mentally Disabled Man Convicted of Killing San Jose Cop

May 28, 2009

A mentally disabled man was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder for fatally shooting a rookie San Jose police officer in 2001. DeShawn Campbell, 29, faces life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing Officer Jeffrey Fontana with a single shot to the head from a .45-caliber pistol during a traffic stop early Oct. 28, 2001, in San Jose's Almaden Valley neighborhood.

BART Officer Testifies That Man Killed New Year's Eve Was Uncooperative

May 28, 2009

A colleague of the former BART police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man early New Year's Day testified Wednesday that the victim would still be alive if he and his friends had cooperated with police.

Killer of Phoenix Officer Gets Death Penalty

May 28, 2009

A Maricopa County Superior Court jury deliberated barely three hours before agreeing to the death penalty for convicted cop killer Donald Delahanty on Wednesday. It might have been a foregone conclusion. Delahanty, 22, was found guilty May 5 of first-degree murder for the shooting death of Phoenix police Officer David Uribe during a traffic stop in May 2005.

Pennsylvania Woman Booked for False Abduction Report, Theft Charges Pending

May 28, 2009

Authorities are looking into additional charges of theft against Bonnie Sweeten, the Bucks County mother whose bogus claim of being kidnapped with her 9-year-old daughter set off a massive law enforcement manhunt and a national media frenzy. The saga ended yesterday at Walt Disney World, where Sweeten, 38, had flown with daughter Julia Rakoczy Tuesday after emptying thousands from various bank accounts and using a former coworker's driver's license to travel.

Florida Officer Recovering from Shooting

May 28, 2009

The Coral Springs officer shot several times by an assault rifle-wielding robber during a police chase Saturday night should make a full recovery and be home by the weekend, his family said during a press conference. Officer Paul Kempinsky IV continued Wednesday to recover at North Broward Medical Center, undergoing yet another surgery, this time to repair a bullet wound in his arm, said his father, Paul Kempinsky III.

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