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Feds Fund Hiring of 1,000 Local Officers

September 29, 2011
The DOJ's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office awarded the grants to 238 law enforcement agencies and municipalities. The awards will create or help preserve 1,021 sworn law enforcement positions.

Fla. Cop Killer Executed, Declared Dead at 7:15 p.m.

September 28, 2011
Manuel Valle, 61, was put to death by lethal injection at Florida State Prison for the murder of Officer Louis Pena, who had pulled Valle over for running a red light in 1978.
<p>Photo: Burleigh County Sheriff&#39;s Department.</p>

N.D. Deputy Dies After Physical Arrest with Drunk Driver

September 28, 2011
Burleigh County (N.C.) Sheriff's Deputy Bryan Sleeper collapsed shortly before 1 a.m., after helping Deputy Jon Eide arrest Robbie Del James Roberson during a physical confrontation.

Feds Capture 70s-Era Black Nationalist Hijacker

September 28, 2011
George Wright, 68, was arrested as he walked to a cafe near his home in Portugal on Tuesday. Wright is a convicted killer who escaped from prison in 1970, and resurfaced two years later when he and four other members of the Black Liberation Army commandeered a Delta flight from Detroit to Miami.

Ill. Judge To ACLU: Overturning Wiretapping Law Helps Gangs

September 28, 2011
A senior Illinois appellate judge has said if the state's wiretapping law is overturned, gang bangers "will rejoice." The judge said overturning the law would help gangs monitoring each other, including allowing them to secretly record police informants.

Calif. Lawmakers Move To Ban Warrantless Cell Phone Searches

September 28, 2011
California lawmakers have approved a bill that would require officers to obtain a warrant before searching the contents of a subject's cell phone or wireless device. The bill would become law if approved by Gov. Brown by Oct. 9.

Ore. Cop Shot In Face Returns To Duty

September 28, 2011
Officer Steven Dodds has been rehabilitating himself since Jan. 23, when he pulled over a 1984 Dodge Ram owned by David Durham of Portland. Dodds, who returned to the job on Monday, is assisting with the Detectives Unit and is expected to return to full duty.

Prosecutor: Mich. Cops Spent Forfeiture Funds on Alcohol, Prostitutes

September 28, 2011
The former Romulus (Mich.) Police chief and five officers face corruption charges stemming from a three-year state probe apparently revealing that they spent $40,000 in drug forfeiture funds on alcohol, prostitutes, and marijuana.

Detroit Cop on Restricted Duty After Casino Punch

September 28, 2011
The Detroit Police officer who was captured on video punching an unruly casino patron has been placed on restrictive, no-gun duty during the investigation into the incident.

San Diego Sgt. Pleads Guilty of Stalking Fellow Officer

September 27, 2011
A San Diego Police sergeant pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors relating to the stalking of fellow officer, which could allow him to keep his job and continue to carry a firearm.
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