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Texas Prison Officials Plan Cell Phone Jamming Test

November 26, 2008
Buoyed by the successful test of cell-phone jamming technology Friday in a South Carolina prison, Texas officials confirmed Tuesday that they are working on a similar demonstration in the Lone Star State.

N.C. Carjacking Suspect Smacked with Frozen Turkey

November 25, 2008
Fred L. Ervin got his Thanksgiving turkey early this year. A passer-by armed with a frozen turkey used the bird as a cudgel upside Ervin's head Sunday while coming to the rescue of a woman outside a grocery store on Sunday, Fuquay-Varina police say.

BOP Senior Officer Specialist Melissa Foy Named NLEOMF Officer of the Month

November 24, 2008
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has announced the selection of Senior Officer Specialist Melissa Foy of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) as its Officer of the Month for October 2008 for saving a colleague who was being stabbed by an inmate.

Charlotte Police Find TASER, Knives, and Gun in Wounded Suspect's Van

November 22, 2008
A convicted felon who was critically injured by Charlotte-Mecklenburg officers Thursday night may be the only one who knows why he was in a van with a gun, a Taser, two folding knives and a bulletproof vest.

NGA Center to Help States Improve Public Safety Interoperable Communications

November 22, 2008
To help states ensure their communication capabilities are adequately prepared to respond to an emergency, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) has announced six states—Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Massachusetts, New York and Washington—selected to participate in the Public Safety Interoperability Communications Policy Academy: Focus on Governance.

Charlotte Police Exchange Fire with, Wound Man Wearing Body Armor

November 21, 2008
At 8:36 p.m., Metro Division officers tried to stop a white van with expired tags at 36th and North Tryon streets, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe said.

LAPD Officer Awarded $2.25 Million in Harassment Case

November 21, 2008
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday awarded $2.25 million to a police officer who said she was discriminated against and sexually harassed by her male colleagues and supervisors, and then retaliated against when she complained.

Suspected Car Thief Escapes from San Diego Cops Via Drainage Pipe

November 21, 2008
Instead of stopping, the driver sped off, Tom said. After running over a spike strip near La Jolla Village Drive, the man continued to drive as his tires shredded and sparks flew from the rims.

Death Penalty Critics Call for Freeze in Missouri

November 21, 2008

The group, called Moratorium Now!, has gathered support from roughly 300 churches, businesses and private organizations. It plans to deliver a petition pushing for the death penalty freeze to Gov.-elect Jay Nixon and legislative leaders.

L.A. to Pay Nearly $13 Million Over May Day Melee, Sources Say

November 20, 2008
The city of Los Angeles would pay nearly $13 million to immigration protesters and bystanders injured by Los Angeles police officers during a melee at MacArthur Park last year, according to sources familiar with a tentative settlement reached by both sides.
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