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Denver Metro Gang Sweep Nets 23 Arrests

July 17, 2008

The U.S. Justice Department and the Metro Gang Task Force say they've arrested 23 people suspected of distributing Ecstasy in the Denver area. A grand jury handed up a 109-count indictment against 27 people who were believed to be members of the "Asian Pride" gang.

Arpaio Crime Sweeps Targeted by Lawsuits that Allege Profiling

July 17, 2008

Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration and crime sweeps are being targeted in a lawsuit that alleges his deputies have racially profiled Hispanics.

Texas Still Plans to Execute Killer Despite U.N. Order

July 17, 2008
Texas will go ahead with the scheduled Aug. 5 execution of Houston rapist-killer Jose Medellin despite Wednesday's United Nations world court order for a stay, a spokesman for Gov. Rick Perry said.

Suspected Pot Farm Found in Boarded-Up Dallas High School

July 17, 2008

The vacant Wilmer-Hutchins High School hasn't been as empty as it appears. Dallas school police dismantled a suspected marijuana operation inside one of the school's classrooms Monday night.

Charlotte Officer Fired for Shooting Suspect

July 16, 2008

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was fired after a review board today determined she unjustly shot a man at a Central Avenue gas station.

Officer J.S. Curlee, a former dispatcher who graduated from the police academy in November, shot Brian Jarod Howie once in the arm and chest while responding to a backup call May 7. He survived.

Morovision Night Vision Announced as ITT Authorized Distributor for Law Enforcement Market

July 11, 2008

Morovision Night Vision Inc., a leading supplier of U.S. manufactured night vision equipment since 1991, has been officially named as the authorized U.S. law enforcement distributor of ITT Night Enforcer products—most notably the Night Enforcer NEPVS-14 model and associated parts and accessories.

Indiana Officer Injured in Dragging Incident

July 11, 2008
A Beech Grove, Ind., police officer was released from a hospital late Thursday afternoon after being dragged nearly 2,000 feet by a motorist he had pulled over, police said.

ITT Announces Morovision Night Vision as Authorized Distributor for Law Enforcement

July 11, 2008
ITT Corporation has named Morovision Night Vision Inc. as its authorized U.S. law enforcement distributor of ITT Night Enforcer products—most notably the Night Enforcer NEPVS-14 model and associated parts and accessories.

Des Moines Cops Call Body Art Ban Unreasonable

July 11, 2008

Chris Morgan loves his job, but he hates that he has to go a little more undercover. The West Des Moines police officer must wear a long-sleeved shirt when it's 90 degrees outside—all because of the tattoos on his forearms.

Chicago's Top Cop Faces Tough Questions About Rising Violence

July 11, 2008

Citing last week's shootings following Taste of Chicago fireworks, rising gun violence across the city and low morale among police officers, a key alderman has called for Police Supt. Jody Weis to appear July 15 before a City Council panel to answer questions about his performance.

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