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Bizarre Beat

The Bizarre Beat topic gives police officers a place to get news articles of the weird, including the naked protesters, drunks in clown costumes, and all other oddball encounters cops have on the street on a daily basis. The job is deadly serious, but there are dozens of calls for service that leave the responding officers shaking their heads and laughing as they get back into their squads.
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September 16, 2009

Rodney King beats ex-cop in boxing match

By O'Ryan Johnson Boston HeraldBOSTON — In this round of Rodney King vs. the police, King won by... - Full Story
September 16, 2009

At wrong house, deputy finds different suspect

Associated PressELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — A northeast Tennessee deputy sheriff who went to the wrong... - Full Story
September 13, 2009

Deputy, trooper stun elk to free it from fence

Associated PressHARRISBURG, Ore. — Normally, if you're close enough to use a stun gun on a bull... - Full Story
September 08, 2009

R.I. trooper charged with punching sergeant at police fundraiser

Associated PressPROVIDENCE, R.I. — A police official says a Rhode Island state trooper punched... - Full Story
September 06, 2009

Utah officers use TASERs to subdue escaped bull

Associated PressSOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Police in South Jordan had to use Tasers to tame a bull that... - Full Story
September 02, 2009

Dog makes meal of N.C. deputy's cruiser tires

Associated PressHOPE MILLS, N.C. — Some dogs chase cars.One in a North Carolina town decided to... - Full Story
August 28, 2009

Md. delegate pays police $300 for proposal stunt

By Brian Witte Associated PressANNAPOLIS, Md. — A Maryland lawmaker reimbursed the city of Baltimore... - Full Story
August 27, 2009

Texas officer, dispatchers fired for egging house

Dallas Morning NewsCARROLLTON, Texas — By now, we've seen police personnel busted for all manner... - Full Story
August 27, 2009

London police 'steal' from unlocked cars

By Raphael G. Satter Associated PressLONDON — British police are combing the upscale London neighborhood... - Full Story
August 25, 2009

Ala. police tame riot spawned from family feud

Associated PressMARION, Ala. — Two Alabama families that had been fighting for years turned their... - Full Story

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