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June 20, 2014

Calif. department to require mandatory overtime, raising fatigue worries

Struggle to keep an adequate number of cops on the streets amid a historically rapid outflow has spurred department to make an unprecedented move - Full Story
June 19, 2014
Video: Minn. police pursuit tears through golf course

Video: Minn. police pursuit tears through golf course

The pursuit also went through an active construction site before the suspect was apprehended at a mall - Full Story
June 19, 2014

NJ cops sue departments more often than civilians

Analysis of litigation between 2009 and 2012 found that 148 settlements between NJ officers against their departments cost taxpayers $29M - Full Story
June 19, 2014

Fla. cop shoots armed man fleeing from traffic stop

Man in his teens or early 20s was shot as authorities say he tried to run from a car after a traffic stop in Boynton Beach - Full Story
June 19, 2014

18 NY departments approved for Narcan heroin antidote

The tally is more than double the eight Long Island agencies that requested nearly 200 kits of the antidote Narcan - Full Story
June 17, 2014

Va. police probe officer's shooting of man on street from inside squad

A Chesapeake police officer was inside a squad car last Thursday when he shot an unarmed man standing in front of him in Portsmouth - Full Story
June 16, 2014

Video: Wash. squad accidentally hits man lying in street

Officer was patrolling for car prowlers and running license plates before he hit the man - Full Story
June 16, 2014
Police: Fla. man hid cocaine, marijuana under 'stomach fat'

Police: Fla. man hid cocaine, marijuana under 'stomach fat'

Man who weighs about 450 pounds faces multiple charges after sheriff's deputies say he hid cocaine and 23 grams of marijuana under his "stomach fat" - Full Story
June 16, 2014
Md. cop kills suspect after witnessing gun battle

Md. cop kills suspect after witnessing gun battle

Officer came upon a shootout between two men Sunday afternoon and fired multiple shots, killing one while the other escaped - Full Story
June 16, 2014

Ill. bans police ticket quotas

Law prevents departments from assigning an officer a specific amount of citations to issue and also stops them from comparing officers based on tickets - Full Story



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