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Gun-Shaped Belt Buckle Nearly Gets Florida Teen Shot by Deputies

April 9, 2009
A gun-shaped belt buckle that looked a little too much like the real thing nearly resulted in the shooting of a teenager when Monroe County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call about a possible kidnapping near Key West.

One in Three Recent Atlanta Police Academy Graduates Have Criminal Records

April 9, 2009
More than one-third of recent Atlanta Police Academy graduates have been arrested or cited for a crime, according to a review of their job applications. The arrests ranged from minor offenses such as shoplifting to violent charges including assault. More than one-third of the officers had been rejected by other law enforcement agencies, and more than half of the recruits admitted using marijuana.

Iredell County (N.C.) Sheriff's Office Implements Spillman Integrated Data Management

April 8, 2009
In an effort to increase efficiency, the Iredell County (N.C.) Sheriff’s Office is adopting software from Spillman Technologies. Spillman’s Mobile solution will allow officers to access their agency’s database, search for information from state and national databases, and receive information about calls – all from their vehicle laptops.

Investigators Say Pittsburgh Cop Killing Suspect Shows No Remorse

April 8, 2009
Investigators said Richard Poplawski, 22, showed no remorse when describing the deaths of Officers Mayhle, Sciullo and Eric Kelly, who were all killed as they responded to a 911 call placed by Margaret Poplawski, the suspect's mother.

Columbine 10-Year Survey: Campuses Improve Security, but Require More Funding

April 8, 2009
University and K-12 campuses have made great strides in their safety and security programs since the April 1999 Columbine High School shooting, according to a survey conducted by Campus Safety magazine.

Memorial Events Scheduled to Honor Fallen Pittsburgh Officers

April 7, 2009
As many as 1,000 law enforcement agencies from the U.S. and Canada are expected to participate in a Thursday procession and memorial for officers Paul J. Sciullo II, Eric Kelly and Stephen J. Mayhle, who were shot and killed Saturday while responding to a 911 call in Stanton Heights.

Pittsburgh 911 Worker Didn't Tell Responding Officers that Poplawski Owned Guns

April 7, 2009
When Richard Poplawski's mother called 911 to ask that her son be removed from their home in Stanton Heights, she acknowledged that he had weapons. But that crucial piece of information never was relayed to the three Pittsburgh police officers who responded Saturday and were fatally shot.

Supreme Court Rejects New Trial for Cop Killer Mumia

April 6, 2009
The Supreme Court said Monday it will not take up Abu-Jamal's claims that prosecutors improperly excluded blacks from the jury that convicted him of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner.

Officer Who Stopped N.C. Nursing Home Shooting Says: "It Was Scary"

April 6, 2009

The police officer who shot a man suspected of killing seven patients and a nurse last weekend at a North Carolina nursing home said in a television interview that "it was very scary" to be walking the halls of the facility, looking for the gunman.

Read Criminal Complaint Filed Against Pittsburgh Cop-Killing Suspect

April 6, 2009
You can download a PDF of the actual criminal complaint by opening this article and clicking on this link.
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