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Fugitive Tricks Detroit Cabbies Into D.C. Trip, Then Skips Out

December 31, 2008
Nguyen, wanted in Pennsylvania for theft, fraud and forgery, ran off on the trio during a stop early Christmas morning in Maryland and left them without money to get back to the Motor City, they said.

Number of Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the U.S. Falls Sharply in 2008

December 30, 2008
Based on analysis of preliminary data, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) found that 140 officers have died in the line of duty so far this year. That is 23 percent lower than the 2007 figure of 181, and represents one of the lowest years for officer fatalities since the mid-1960s.

N.Y. Police Nab Cop-Impersonating, Home-Invading Grinches

December 30, 2008
Nicholas Papaleo and Constantino Christo, both of Brooklyn, were tooling around in Whitestone, dressed as cops and bent on robbing a drug deal on the night before Christmas, police said. When they saw Robert Kapovic outside his well-kept home, they figured he might offer just as much bounty and a lot less resistance.

Customs and Border Protection Meets 18,000 Border Patrol Agent Hiring Commitment

December 24, 2008
U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) met the goal to hire 6,000 Border Patrol agents across the U.S. by year’s end. CBP reached its target weeks ahead of schedule and now employs more than 18,000 agents.

Gunman Opens Fire on Dallas Rush Hour Traffic, Kills Two

December 23, 2008
Police were investigating four incidents Monday after the first fatal shooting was reported about 5:40 p.m. in Garland just north of LBJ Freeway. Police are working to establish whether the three shootings in Dallas are related to the Garland one.

Mistrial Declared in Case Against Third Suspect in Timoshenko Murder

December 23, 2008
A mistrial was declared Monday in the case against the third suspect charged with killing Brooklyn police officer Russel Timoshenko.

St. Louis Killer Wants New Trial on Claim that Jurors had Sex

December 23, 2008
Eight years ago, a juror in a capital murder trial notified the judge that two other jurors had sex while sequestered — and that two sheriff's deputies guarding them had sex too.

Five Muslim Immigrants Convicted of Plotting to Kill Fort Dix Soldiers

December 22, 2008
Five Muslim immigrants were convicted Monday conspiring to kill American soldiers at Fort Dix army base in New Jersey. The men were acquitted by a federal jury in New Jersey of attempted murder charges but still face life in prison for conspiracy when they're sentenced in April.

Mossberg 590A1 Tactical Shotguns Now Available to Public

December 22, 2008
Now, for 2009 Mossberg will make available select 590A1 models to the general public. All models will come standard with heavy-walled barrels, metal trigger guards and safety buttons in a durable Parkerized finish.

Poughkeepsie Police Upgrade Public Safety Software Using New World Systems

December 22, 2008
The Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Police Department has signed a contract to license New World Systems’ Aegis/MSP Public Safety Solution on the Microsoft platform. The new software will replace New World’s Aegis 400 solution, on the IBM iSeries 400 platform, that the department has used since 1998.
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