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Detroit Police Crack Down on Officers' Social Media Use

June 24, 2011
In a new directive approved by the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners, officers can be punished for releasing information considered privileged that relates to crimes, accidents, or violations. The directive says employees have to use discretion to avoid discrediting or disrespecting the department.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Streamlight.</strong></em></p>

Streamlight Introduces X Series Weapon Lights

June 24, 2011
Streamlight Inc. introduced four X Series weapon-mounted flashlights at the Police Security Expo trade show this week, including the Scorpion X, Nightfighter X, TL-2 X, and Super Tac X.
<p><strong><em>Photo: ATN.</em></strong></p>

ATN Introduces PVS14-3 Night-Vision Monocular

June 24, 2011
The ATN PVS14-3 uses Gen 3 image intensifier tubes that have a micro-channel plate, gas photocathode and a self-contained integral high-voltage power supply.

Mexico Condemns Border Patrol Shooting

June 23, 2011
Mexico's president apparently questioned Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the shooting of an illegal attempting to sneak across the border.

Baltimore Cop Struck by Cruiser, Falls from Expressway

June 23, 2011
A Baltimore Police officer is in critical condition, after she was struck by her cruiser, knocked off the Jones Falls Expressway, and fell 30 feet. She remained in critical condition Thursday, two days after the fall.

Poplawski's Vest Stopped Police Rounds

June 23, 2011
One of Officer Mayhle's eight, .40-caliber rounds was recovered from Poplawski's vest. Investigators also matched casings found inside the home with Mayhle's service weapon.

Video: Police Investigate Arrest of Woman who Filmed Vehicle Stop

June 23, 2011
The Rochester (N.Y.) Police Department has begun an internal probe of an officer's arrest of a woman who videotaped officers questing a subject from her front yard.
<p><em><strong>Photos courtesy of FBI.</strong></em></p>

FBI Captures Boston Crime Boss 'Whitey' Bulger

June 22, 2011
Bulger, 81, was captured 17 years after he fled Boston as federal agents were closing in on him. In 1994, agents were on the verge of arresting Bulger in connection with 19 killings, racketeering, and other crimes.
<p><em><strong>Photo: Fulcrum Biometrics.</strong></em></p>

Fulcrum Biometrics Introduces Fingerprint Scanner for Apple Devices

June 22, 2011
The FBI-certified silicon fingerprint sensor and accompanying "app" for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch provide a portable, biometric system for mobile identification.

Maine Increases Training Requirements for Reserves

June 22, 2011
Reserve officers will have to complete a 40-hour online course, meet a physical fitness requirement, then take 80 hours of practical instruction, before serving under a field training officer for another 80 hours.
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