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North Carolina Officer Injured in Fatal Crash While Responding to Shooting
Officials say a Gaston County police officer was responding to the incident, with their blue lights and siren on, when the collision occurred. The citizen died and the officer was taken to a local hospital.
Convicted Murderer Escapes by Pepper Spraying Deputy, Stealing Transport Vehicle
The Jefferson Parish (Louisiana) Sheriff’s Office is searching for convicted murderer Leon Ruffin, Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said at a news conference Sunday night.
Applications Open for the All-New Police Fleet Innovators Award
The Police Fleet Innovators Award is for fleet operations teams that have come up with innovative solutions to common problems in law enforcement fleets.
Chicago Board of Ed Votes Unanimously to Remove Officers from Schools
The Chicago Board of Education voted unanimously to remove school resource officers from its schools at the start of the next school year. One official said it was "to focus on alternative systems of safety that create that physical and emotional safety."
LAPD Video: Realistic-Looking Projectile Launcher Fired at Cops Leads to OIS
Los Angeles police released video of when a man fired what appeared to be a handgun at officers and they returned fire. Once the man was in custody, it was revealed that he shot at cops with a .50-caliber projectile launcher. Nobody was injured.
Austin Police Shortage Leaves Section of City Without Patrol Officers
Austin Police Association President Michael Bullock tweeted Saturday that an entire sector in East Austin went two hours without a patrol officer assigned to the sector.
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Florida Sheriff’s K-9 Dies Days After Being Wounded in Shootout
K-9 Leo was wearing a bullet-resistant vest when shot once by a suspect during a call in Silver Springs. The bullet struck the K-9 in an area not covered by his armor.
Some Denver Officials Want to Allow Non-Citizens to Serve as Police
Denver’s city charter requires anyone applying to become a police officer or firefighter to be a U.S. citizen. Denver City Council President Jamie Torres, who represents District 3, says that limits the pool of applicants.
Florida Sheriff Teams Up with Community Groups to Add Mental Health, Substance Abuse Services at Jail
The Polk County Jail is the largest mental health and substance-use disorder housing facility in the county. Studies show that 44% of jail inmates have some sort of mental health disorder and 63% of inmates have a substance-use disorder.
San Diego PD Warns Public Not to Wear VR Headsets While Crossing Street
“A video making its rounds online shows our patrol team in Central Division ‘face-to-face’ with the future — a pedestrian donning the latest Apple Vision Pro headset while walking in the street downtown,” police said.
Burnsville Police Radio Reveals Horror of Shooting that Killed 2 Officers
While officers attempted to negotiate, they say the suspect, identified as Shannon Cortez Gooden, opened fire with a rifle.
Georgia Trooper Fatally Struck at Crash Site
Trooper First Class Chase Redner was struck on I-75 North in Clayton County, the Georgia Department of Public Safety said. He was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died.
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