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Katrina-Related Murder Charges Against Seven NOPD Officers Tossed Out by Judge

Murder and attempted murder charges against seven New Orleans police officers, accused of shooting unarmed civilians on the Danziger Bridge after Hurricane Katrina, were tossed out by Criminal District Court Judge Raymond Bigelow, who concluded that an Orleans Parish prosecutor tainted the secrecy of the grand jury process by showing a piece of testimony to another officer.

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Maryland Mayor Says SWAT Team Raided His House by Mistake, Killed Dogs

A Maryland mayor is asking the federal government to investigate why SWAT team members burst into his home without knocking and shot his two dogs to death in a mistaken drug raid.The raid last week was carried out by the Prince George's County Sheriff's Department after a package containing marijuana was mailed to the home of Berwyn Heights Mayor Cheye Calvo.

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Detroit Mayor Charged with Assaulting Officers

New state felony charges were filed Friday against Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, even as a judge, ruling in a previous case, said the mayor could leave jail under restrictions that include GPS tracking.

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Judge Orders Detroit Mayor to Jail

Last month, Giles put new restrictions on Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's travel after Wayne County law enforcement officials accused him of assaulting them as they tried to serve a subpoena. The judge also revoked the mayor's personal recognizance bond and required him to post $7,500 cash to remain free.

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"Person of Interest" in S.C. Deputy Murder Taken into Custody

A multi-agency perimeter was set up around the Indian Springs subdivision, and officers spent more than an hour combing the neighborhoods and stopping cars before they arrested a "person of interest" in the slaying of the 39-year-old deputy in Smoaks, S.C., early that morning.

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Pa. Cops Save Teen from Burning Building

In a Nazareth, Pa., fire Tuesday, two police officers kicked in the door of a home on Belvidere Street and rescued a sleeping 14-year-old boy. Unlike Hollywood, where the door crashes down in one swift kick, this one needed five or six tries.