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September 16, 2010
Ill. cops rally against dept. head

Ill. cops rally against dept. head

Several hundred officers rallied outside Chicago police headquarters on Wednesday and called for the city's top police official to step down - Full Story
September 15, 2010
Ill. sheriff tops Chicago mayor's race

Ill. sheriff tops Chicago mayor's race

Sheriff Tom Dart is scandal-free, has likability, political pedigree, and shapes up as the candidate to beat - Full Story
September 12, 2010

Dept. Chaplain in Wisc. offers comfort in crisis

The Rev. Greg Young serves the Germantown Police Department on a volunteer basis - Full Story
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



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