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September 10, 2010

Chicago police 'cannot wait' for Supt. to depart

While officers call for a real leader, the mayor defends the career FBI agent he hired in 2008 to restore public trust in a Police Department shaken by allegations of brutality and scandal - Full Story
September 09, 2010

Ohio trooper denies wrongdoing but retires amid scandal

Under investigation for his alleged misconduct with a 16-year-old girl, a 24-year veteran of the State Highway Patrol has left the force - Full Story
September 09, 2010

Calif. mayor threatens to cut 76 officer positions

Mayor says if the Long Beach Police Officers Association doesn't agree to forgo its two percent pay raise, then police cuts are unavoidable - Full Story
September 08, 2010

Deputy who arrested Mel Gibson sues his department

Deputy James Mee's lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for loss of income, benefits, medical expenses and for emotional distress and mental suffering - Full Story
September 08, 2010

Ohio PD hires 5 police officers

Kettering adds two full-timers to fill current vacancies and three will begin as retirements kick in - Full Story
August 30, 2010

More than 3,000 Mexican federal police fired

Thousands have been fired since May for failing to do their work or being linked to corruption - Full Story
August 30, 2010

Ill. police suspend Drew Peterson's cop son

Stephen Peterson admitted he took possession of an AR-15 rifle and at least one other weapon his father did not want the Illinois State Police to get their hands on - Full Story
August 29, 2010

Pa. contract set to stem turnover among 911 dispatchers

Police chiefs pointed to turnover as one of the reasons they had diminished confidence in dispatchers' competence - Full Story
August 28, 2010

Calif. city gets more cops to tackle gang problem

Gangs no longer stick to one turf, but freely infiltrate the city's parks, fast-food parking lots, apartment complexes and malls - Full Story
August 28, 2010

Why are you getting rid of my job?

"The chief told me that I would be losing my job," the cop said. "I would like you to tell me why." - Full Story



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