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Oakland Council Proposes 10% Cut to Police Budget

June 29, 2009

On the verge of closing a $83 million budget shortfall, members of Oakland City Council have proposed slashing 10 percent from the Police Department's personnel budget. The move would cut nearly $12 million from the general fund budget and account for the single largest reduction in the budget proposal that's up for approval on Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

LAPD Names First Islamic Chaplain

June 29, 2009

American Muslims have never been much of a presence in the Los Angeles Police Department, accounting for less than 1% of its nearly 10,000 officers, but department leaders eager to improve relationships with local Muslims have named the force's first Islamic chaplain, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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New Mexico Chief Wants Text Tips

June 26, 2009

The interim chief of the Carlsbad (N.M.) Police Department has introduced a program allowing tipsters to submit anonymous text messages via cell phones to law enforcement agencies.

LEOs Earn Top Spots at FNH USA-Leupold Long Range Shooting Competition

June 25, 2009
After five full days of heated competition in extreme weather conditions, Officer Nate Mickle and PFC Rich McCampbell of the Baltimore County PD SWAT team took top overall team honors with 177 total points in the 2009 FNH USA - Leupold Long Range Precision Shooting Competition, which ended June 5th.

Safariland Certifies Two More Body Armor Models Under New NIJ Standard

June 25, 2009
Safariland announced today that it has released two more body armor models that satisfy the requirements of the National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

$200,000 Missing from New Orleans Police Evidence Room

June 25, 2009

Investigations into missing evidence determined that about $200,000 was taken from the New Orleans Police Department's evidence and property room, Superintendent Warren Riley said Wednesday.

Suspects in Houston Cop Killing, Reportedly Illegal Immigrants

June 25, 2009
The gunman who shot and killed a Houston police officer and then was fatally shot during an undercover sting late Tuesday is believed to have been an illegal immigrant from Mexico, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

Two Men Shot by Off-Duty Officer at Angel Stadium

June 25, 2009

Two men were hospitalized after being shot by an off-duty police officer who they allegedly assaulted in the Angel Stadium parking lot in Anaheim, Calif., following Wednesday night's game.

NYPD Seeks Teens who Attacked Children with "Drano Bomb"

June 25, 2009

The teenagers tossed a bottle, believed to be filled with a mix of Drano and other liquids, across South Eighth St. in Williamsburg on Sunday about 8 p.m., police and witnesses said. The stinging substance splashed several kids.

Deputies Exonerated In Shooting of Mayor's Dogs

June 24, 2009

The Prince George's County sheriff's office has concluded that SWAT deputies did nothing wrong when they charged into the home of the mayor of Berwyn Heights during a drug investigation last summer and fatally shot his family's two dogs, the Washington Post reports.

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