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<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

TASER Case Could Get SCOTUS Review

May 19, 2014
A January 2008 in-custody death could get a SCOTUS review. This would be the court’s first look at police use of stun guns after turning away appeals from both recipients of the high-voltage shocks and from police officers.
<p>Mobile PD photo of confiscated drugs. (Twitter)</p>

Health Department Commends Alabama Police for Combating Spice

May 19, 2014
A Mobile County health officer is commending local law enforcement for their efforts to combat the dangerous drug known as "spice."
<p>Andrea Rebello (Photo: Instagram)</p>

Family of N.Y. Student Killed in Hostage Incident Sues Officer, Agency

May 19, 2014
The family of a Hofstra University student who was killed during a hostage incident last May is suing the officer who fired the fatal shot, the department that employed him, and Nassau County, N.Y.
<p>Photo: Mark W. Clark</p>

Bratton's Collaborative Policing Tested in NYC Neighborhood

May 18, 2014
As violence rises in a North Bronx neighborhood, the commanders working for Chief William Bratton's NYPD will be testing his new hands-off policing strategies to fight the upsurge in murders.
<p>Photo via Dodge Facebook page</p>

How the Dodge Charger is Made for Police Work

May 18, 2014
The Dodge Charger is a cop car, and the latest iteration may corner that part of the market more easily than ever before. For one thing, it’s a big car with burly brakes and a beefy engine—both the six-cylinder and eight-cylinder options are powerful.
<p>Photo: Missouri City PD Facebook</p>

Texas Officer Jumps from Bridge to Avoid Drunk Driver's Car

May 17, 2014
A Missouri City, Texas, police officer was forced to jump from a highway bridge to avoid being struck by an alleged drunk driver on Friday night.

Video: SLA Shootout with LAPD on May 17, 1974

May 16, 2014
On May 17, 1974, three months after the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst, a bunch of gun-wielding members of a group called the "Symbionese Liberation Army" barricaded themselves inside a house in Los Angeles, Calif., and began firing hundreds of rounds of ammunition at the police.
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Interim Oakland PD Chief Gets Permanent Position

May 16, 2014
Oakland, Calif., interim Police Chief Sean Whent has been named the department's new permanent police chief.

Public Safety Orgs Support FCC Rule to Help Find Wireless 911 Callers

May 16, 2014
A unified front of the nation's leading public safety and public health organizations submitted comments this week in support of a proposed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule to help emergency responders more quickly and accurately find 911 callers using wireless phones from indoor locations.

4 Gang Members Charged in Va. Captain's Kidnapping, Slaying

May 16, 2014
The people who carjacked, kidnapped, and killed Waynesboro, Va., reserve police captain Kevin Quick were members of the Bloods street gang who robbed stores and sold drugs in the weeks and months leading up to the murder, according to an indictment.
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