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Former Officer Charged with Murder in BART Shooting

January 14, 2009
Johannes Mehserle, the former BART police officer arrested on suspicion of murdering an unarmed passenger on an Oakland train platform early New Year's Day, waived extradition at a Nevada hearing and will be returned to Alameda County today.

BART Police Complete Slaying Probe, Forward Results to D.A.

January 13, 2009
BART police wrapped up their preliminary investigation Monday of the officer-involved shooting New Year's Day of an unarmed man in Oakland and have forwarded the case to the Alameda County district attorney's office, officials said.

San Francisco Police Respond to BART Protest

January 13, 2009
A raucous crowd protesting the shooting death of a BART passenger marched through downtown San Francisco tonight, overturning trash cans, tossing traffic barriers and lighting small garbage fires. San Francisco police in riot gear quickly moved in and closed off streets as the crowd broke up into smaller groups, scattering in all directions.

Oceanside, Calif., Cop-Killer, 18, Gets Life Without Parole

January 13, 2009
Vista Superior Court, Penifoti Taeotui, 18, was sentenced to 56 years in prison for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and a consecutive term of life without parole for one count of murder.

10 Members of Mexican Mafia-Led Gang Convicted in Drug Case

January 13, 2009
Ten members and associates of a Hispanic street gang that sought to control drug trafficking in south Los Angeles by targeting blacks were convicted Monday on various criminal charges.

New Hampshire AG's Report Says Concord Sergeant Broke No Laws in Training Accident Shooting

January 13, 2009
The New Hampshire attorney general's office issued a final report yesterday reaffirming its conclusion that a Concord police sergeant broke no laws when he accidentally shot and wounded another officer during a training session in May.

A Hero's Fall: Honored for Trolley Square Bravery, Hammond Now an Ex-Cop

January 13, 2009
Ogden, Utah, police officer Ken Hammond, called a hero for confronting Trolley Square gunman Sulejman Talovic in February 2007, resigned from the force Friday following accusations of having sex with a minor.

Ex-NFL Player Opts for Border Patrol Career

January 13, 2009
For Jamaal Green, who once was a defensive end in the NFL, his dream was to one day work in law enforcement. His dream became a reality on Feb. 17, 2008, when he became a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the El Paso area.

Raleigh Crime Up, Bucking Trend

January 13, 2009
Though crime declined across the country in the first six months of last year, an FBI report released Monday shows both violent and property crime rose in Raleigh.

Portland Mobilizes Against Gang War

January 13, 2009
Though the city's homicide rate and overall crime rate are down, gang violence has increased sharply over the past year, with a rapid rise in shootings in the past month. On Friday, law enforcement officials sounded an alarm about the surge of violence, the same day one of the victims was buried in North Portland.
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