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Ohio city police to get in-car cameras in squads

By Martin Rozenman The Columbus Dispatch HILLIARD, Ohio — Hilliard police are adding eight digital video... - Full Story

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'Snitch list' worries Pa. police

By Gabrielle Banks Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ALLEGHENY COUNTY — A crudely typed list of 126 names began... - Full Story

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CHP targets cargo theft

By Angela Woodall Inside Bay Area OAKLAND, Calif. — Authorities seek help in identifying a suspected... - Full Story

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Former Mo. officer convicted in shooting death of girlfriend

By Christine Byers St. Louis Post-Dispatch HILLSBORO, Mo.— A Jefferson County jury convicted former police... - Full Story

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YouTube.com postings lead to arrests in Fla.

By Paul Quinlan The Palm Beach Post PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The teenage stars of Port St. Lucie's contribution... - Full Story

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Wisc. police snare woman twice in online sex sting

By Jacqueline Seibel Milwaukee Journal Sentinel HARTLAND, Wisc. — A Hartland woman who advertised her... - Full Story

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Feds: Police often skip 'trace data' in gun crimes

Feds: Police often skip 'trace data' in gun crimes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Only about a third of the nation's estimated 17,000 local law enforcement agencies regularly request federal assistance for "trace information" identifying the source of firearms used in crimes.

"There may be law enforcement agencies out there not asking for it because they don't think they have access to it," said the director of the ATF.

Federal authorities say they tend to receive repeated requests for help every year mostly from the same 6,000 LE agencies — and rarely hear from the other 11,000

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To target crime, Mesa, Ariz. targets guns

By Faye Bowers The Christian Science Monitor MESA, Ariz. — When the speeding Chevrolet Tracker came to... - Full Story

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Report: Recovered guns often traced to Virginia

By Allison Klein The Washington Post WASHINGTON, D.C. — Law enforcement authorities traced more than... - Full Story

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Feds: Police often skip 'trace data' in gun crimes, may not be aware of access

P1 talked to an ATF spokesperson, who provided the following information: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,... - Full Story



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