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Officer Said to Have Kicked Suspect Owns Clothing Line Tailored to Gang Life

May 15, 2009
The police officer who sources inside El Monte, Calif., City Hall say kicked a gang member in the head after a long car chase Wednesday also owns a clothing company that glorifies gang and prison life.

Insider Sabotaging Search for San Francisco Chief, Says Police Commission President

May 15, 2009
Someone close to the department appears to be "intentionally and maliciously" releasing names to frighten off external applicants for the position of San Francisco police chief, says the police commission president.

Illinois Police Chief Wants City to Allow Officers to Carry TASERs

May 15, 2009
Police Chief R.T. Finney says it's likely he'll again ask the Champaign, Ill., city council to allow the police department to buy and use TASERs. But the leader of a local citizens group vows police will encounter opposition to such a proposal.
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L.A. County Sheriff's Department Opens Criminal Probe into El Monte Officer's Kick of Prone Suspect

May 15, 2009
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Thursday opened a criminal investigation into the videotaped kicking of a prone suspect by an El Monte police officer after a high-speed pursuit the day before, authorities said.

Counterfeit Check Scheme Reportedly Run by San Diego Street Gang

May 15, 2009
Having a street gang behind a conspiracy that caused a credit union to lose $500,000 could be a first in California history. State and federal law enforcement officials made that announcement yesterday morning with the arrests of 40 people in the check-cashing scheme, including some active members of the military. Twenty more people are being sought.

Arizona Man with Police Siren Pulls Over Off-Duty Officer

May 15, 2009
Officer Matt Lydic said a man driving a black Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor model turned on a police siren while driving behind him, authorities said. Lydic pulled over to the side of the road believing there was an emergency vehicle he couldn't see. The driver pulled up beside him and told him to slow down.

Insight Tech-Gear Offers Grant Writing Support

May 14, 2009
Insight Technology, the world's leading provider of tactical lasers, illuminators and thermal imaging equipment, announced it is offering its law enforcement and public safety customers assistance with the grant writing process.

Oakland SWAT Captain Asks to be Reassigned After Team Expresses "No Confidence"

May 14, 2009
Capt. Ed Tracey made his request after a meeting with the 24-member SWAT team, during which officers said they "weren't confident in him" because of his conduct during the March 21 incident, a law enforcement source said. Two SWAT officers died in the raid.

Dallas Pilot Program to Help Ex-cons with Housing, Jobs to Prevent Return to Crime

May 14, 2009
The Dallas One-Stop Optimized Re-Entry System, or DOORS, is setting up centers throughout the city where newly released convicts can go for help as part of an effort to try to prevent them from returning to a life of crime.

Birmingham Special Police Unit Stalks Criminals

May 14, 2009
Birmingham police have put together an elite team of officers to roam the city, looking for the worst of the worst criminals and the most violent of neighborhoods to turn around.
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