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June 16, 2014
Changing pot laws prompt child-endangerment review

Changing pot laws prompt child-endangerment review

Pot's growing acceptance is complicating the task of determining when kids are in danger - Full Story
June 14, 2014

Utah police give tips to help kids spot fake cops

After an incident in which a man impersonating a cop assaulted a young girl, police are warning kids what to look for - Full Story
June 12, 2014

New gun control bills introduced in response to Calif. massacre

Officers investigating allegations that a person may be a danger to himself or others would be required to first check a state database to determine whether the person owns firearms - Full Story
June 12, 2014

Texas police latest to crack down on Uber, Lyft cars

The impoundments Tuesday came about a month after Police Chief William McManus announced that such enforcement could occur if ride-sharing companies didn't cease operations - Full Story
June 12, 2014

Ore. deputies 'left with no choice' in fatal shooting during eviction

Officers enforcing an eviction notice Tuesday shot the 74-year-old homeowner twice when he displayed a shotgun - Full Story
June 11, 2014

NY assigns town officials cars with sirens, lights

The lights and sirens allow the 16 officials to quickly respond to events "to assess imminent threats to the public" - Full Story
June 10, 2014

Denver dispatcher quits after 911 caller is killed

Dispatcher has resigned after failing to relay key information to officers responding to a woman who was killed 12 minutes into a call - Full Story
June 10, 2014

Former Dallas chiefs call civilian hiring plan 'vicious cycle'

Chief David Brown has a plan to save taxpayer money next year: Hire officers below the attrition rate, get current officers back on the streets and hire cheaper civilian employees to take their place - Full Story
June 09, 2014

Calif. police ask for funds to double helicopter's air time

Department is asking the City Council to set aside $397K to double the amount of time helicopter can spend patrolling Oakland - Full Story
June 09, 2014
Ariz. police helicopter crashes, pilots OK

Ariz. police helicopter crashes, pilots OK

In the 15 seconds between complete engine failure and hitting the ground, officers were able to locate a field and make a hard landing - Full Story



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