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Week 451
August 21, 2009
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Texas sheriff reprimands deputies over waitress pic
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MIDLAND, Texas — A Midland County sheriff's deputy was fired after police say he and four other deputies asked a waitress to take a picture with one of their service rifles while they were visiting a restaurant in Round Rock, Midland Sheriff Gary Painter said.

The deputies will not face criminal charges, according to Melissa Hightower, an investigator with the Williamson County attorney's office ... Full article
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Improving ethics training for the 21st century
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Ethics. When most officers hear that word, the hair on the back of their neck goes up and suddenly visions of Internal Affairs, departmental sanctions, and lengthy lawsuits start racing through their heads. Ethical behavior, however, is the foundation of any professional organization and as such, should be a recurring theme in every departmental training program ... Full column
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Texas officer killed responding to disturbance call

Tampa police officer killed, suspect arrested

80-year-old Tenn. woman shoots at deputies

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Confidential informants: A double-edged sword
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While confidential informants can be incredibly valuable sources of information, running a CI is a delicate operation even under the best of circumstances, and poses a wide array of problems and pitfalls. The first and most obvious issue is that most people who have access to the inner workings of a criminal organization, and therefore the most valuable intelligence, are themselves criminals ... Full column
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