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Idaho Officers Shoot, Kill Reputed Gang Member

September 1, 2009
Mario Armando Vasquez was shot to death early Sunday morning along Garrity Boulevard in Nampa at the end of a pursuit that led Idaho State Police from west Boise to Nampa.

Californians Ask Why Sex Offender Garrido Only Served 11 Years of 50-Year Sentence

September 1, 2009
As details continued to emerge about Jaycee Lee Dugard's alleged kidnapper, questions intensified Monday over how Phillip Garrido could have served only 11 years in prison after a 1976 rape and kidnapping for which he had been given a 50-year federal sentence as well as a life term in Nevada.

Woman Charged with Attempting to Run Down Anchorage Officer

September 1, 2009
An Anchorage police officer talking to two men on a Fairview corner early Monday became the target of an irate woman who tried running him down with an SUV, police said.

N.C. Felon Permitted to Own Gun

September 1, 2009
A state law barring felons from owning firearms unfairly prevented a Garner man from owning guns, the N.C. Supreme Court ruled Friday, thrusting the court into the national debate over gun ownership.

Police Data Shows Philadelphia Mob in Decline

September 1, 2009
Decimated by a 20-year onslaught of federal prosecutions, bloody internecine power struggles, and turncoat testimony, the Philadelphia branch of La Cosa Nostra - which in the 1980s had roughly 80 members - now has a base of about 20 "soldiers."
University of California, Berkeley police officers Ally Jacobs (left) and Lisa Campbell have been credited with closing an 18-year-old kidnapping case. Photo via UC Berkeley news center.

UC Berkeley Officers' Alert Action Uncovers 18-Year Kidnap Victim

August 31, 2009
The timeline of the steps the two officers took came into sharper focus following Garrido's arrest, as university leaders, law enforcement officials and the media credited Lisa Campbell, the manager of special events, and Ally Jacobs, a campus police officer, with closing the 18-year-old case.

Texas Officer Dismissed For Egging Home

August 28, 2009
The Carrollton Police Department dismissed an officer for egging the home of a resident who had become a familiar source of complaints about a neighbor, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Body Armor Saves Chicago Officer In Friendly Fire Incident

August 28, 2009
A Chicago police officer was hospitalized in good condition after he was accidently shot by a fellow officer while trying to subdue a knife-wielding man in downtown Chicago, the Sun-Times reports.

Boston Police Prepare For Kennedy Funeral

August 28, 2009
With hundreds of dignitaries, including President Obama, scheduled to attend Saturday morning's funeral for Senator Ted Kennedy, Boston police have prepared security measures for the event that include closing streets and informing the non-invited public not to expect to reach Mission Church, NECN.com reports.

Home Invaders Apologize For Ransacking Wrong House

August 27, 2009
Two men held a 16-year-old girl at gunpoint as they ransacked a Newport News, Va., home, then suddenly left without stealing any items, after apologizing for entering the 'wrong house,' WAVY.com reports.
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