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Safer Shot to Begin Independent Testing and Certification of Its M-22 Non-Lethal Weapon

May 6, 2008
Safer Shot Inc. announced today that they will begin independent testing of the M-22 Non-Lethal Weapon in May. The independent field trial program, which is expected to last 30 days, is designed to measure product durability, safety, and non-lethal cartridge velocity. In conjunction with the phase two testing program, the safety training and certification courses designed for law enforcement agencies and individuals are scheduled for completion.

Philly Cop-Killer Suspect Paroled in 2006

May 5, 2008
The man who police said killed Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski was under parole supervision for a 1996 Philadelphia robbery after serving the minimum of a 9- to 18-year prison sentence, according to state officials.

Budget Crunch May Prevent LAPD Expansion

May 5, 2008
On paper, paying for the new officers looks easy. If the City Council approves the mayor's budget, annual trash fees will have been raised by more than $140 million since 2006. But hiring so many new officers is much trickier when home sales are flat, sales taxes are down and city employee pay raises have cost nearly $90 million extra with each successive year.

Illinois Officers Hit Dunkin' Donuts Roofs Special Olympics Benefit

May 5, 2008
For the sixth year in a row, Illinois police officers will stake out Dunkin' Donuts rooftops to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.

Charlotte Extends Medical Insurance to Widows of Slain Officers

May 4, 2008
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and Charlotte firefighters now have additional peace of mind in the form of extended insurance coverage. The city is extending medical insurance to family members of those killed in the line of duty.

L.A. Police Aggressively Target Hard-Core Gangs

May 4, 2008
The mayor's office and the LAPD are promising to consolidate thinly scattered anti-gang resources and pour them into 12 beleaguered neighborhoods -- gang reduction zones -- where intense suppression would be coupled with gang intervention and prevention programs.
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UNC Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty to Parole Violation

May 3, 2008
A lawyer for the man accused of killing UNC student leader Eve Carson told a judge today that his client did not know he was on probation at the time of Carson's death. Damario Atwater, 21, pleaded guilty today to violating his probation on break-in and gun charges. Superior Court Judge Ripley Rand activated what had been probationary sentences, meaning Atwater will serve 20 to 35 months in prison.

Texas Trooper Murder Suspect Found Dead; Girlfriend Arrested

May 2, 2008
An alleged cop killer, who was once an officer himself, reportedly took his own life Thursday as police closed in on him after an extensive manhunt.

N.C. Highway Patrol Suspends K-9 Program Over Accusations of Rough Training

May 2, 2008
The N.C. Highway Patrol took its police dogs out of service indefinitely Wednesday, after a hearing exposed rough obedience techniques such as shocking, suspending and kicking dogs.

$30,000 Reward Offered for Info on Trooper Slaying Suspect

May 2, 2008
Several East Texas businesses and district attorneys’ offices have put up a $30,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person responsible for the death of Trooper James Scott Burns, the Department of Public Safety announced today.
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