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South Dakota Judge Clears Seattle Officers of Gun Charges Stemming from Off-Duty Shooting

November 19, 2008
Seattle Police Officers' Guild President Rich O'Neill said he and others were puzzled by the South Dakota prosecutor's decision to file gun charges against Smith and McCoy, who, he said, were lawfully armed when a Hells Angels member attacked Smith at a Sturgis bar.

Cop Fired Over Web Site Sworn in as Detroit Officer

November 15, 2008
John Bennett, 45, was fired 4 1/2 years ago after he refused an order from then-Chief Jerry Oliver to shut down his Web site, www.firejerryo.com. Oliver, a favorite target of Bennett, eventually quit amid a controversy created when he failed to declare a handgun packed in bags for a flight out of Metro Airport.

San Diego Police Get New Technology with Help from Qualcomm

November 14, 2008
Part of the money is being used to pay for 400 PDAs, or personal digital assistants, for officers. The other upgrade is an Automated Vehicle Locator system, enabling dispatchers to immediately find every police patrol unit in service.

Man Shot and Killed by LAPD Officers in Wilshire Center Area

November 14, 2008
The man repeatedly reached for his waistband while he led police on a short foot chase to New Hampshire and 3rd streets. There, two officers shot him after he reached again for the black object, Lopez said. The shooting happened shortly after 7 p.m.; the man died later at a hospital.

Jury Awards LAPD Officer $3.6 Million in Retaliation Suit

November 14, 2008
A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury on Wednesday awarded $3.6 million to a Los Angeles police officer who said he was demoted and suffered retaliation when he stood up for a sexually harassed colleague.

Detroit Police Fatally Shoot Gunman

November 14, 2008
Responding officers shot the 52-year-old after he pointed a gun at them, investigators said. Officers noticed the man had a gun as they were talking to the person who called for help at 1:14 a.m. Tuesday, spokesman James Tate said.

Discounts Available for TREXPO West 2009 Travel Arrangements

November 13, 2008
TREXPO West 2009 attendees are eligible for special discounts on travel to the tactical show and conference, March 31–April 3, 2009 in Long Beach, California.

L.A. County Sheriff Vows Crackdown on Armed Deputies Drinking Alcohol

November 13, 2008
The deputies' union adamantly opposes any restrictions on a deputy's ability to carry a weapon while off-duty. But Sheriff Lee Baca said he's determined to get his way, noting that there has been a "very disturbing" rise in alcohol-related misconduct among his deputies.

Accused Cop Killer Laughs During New York Trial

November 13, 2008
The deeper and more disturbing mystery was how Bostic could find anything funny at all as he and his co-defendants stood accused of killing Police Officer Russel Timoshenko and wounding Det. Herman Yan.

DA Validates San Diego Officer's Fatal Shooting

November 13, 2008
Gregory Allen Mudd, 30, of Rancho Bernardo, was mortally wounded last November he led officers on a chase that exceeded speeds of 100 mph, ending with him ramming two patrol cars and knocking down an officer.
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