Police News Reports

Police News Reports

Protecting Yourself; Cops Targeted For Retaliation - 01/27/2005

Threats of violent retaliation against police are surfacing in news reports nationwide. Being confronted by angry suspects who vow revenge is nothing new, but when threat frequency increases, credibility ... Full story

Gangs Viewed as Domestic Terrorists by Calif. Chief - 01/13/2005

Using an assault rifle, Andres Raya fires a shot into the pavement in the parking lot outside George's Liquors. He goes inside and tells the clerk, "Somebody just fired at me, call the police." ...... Full story

Death of Officer Reinforces Dangers of Domestic Calls - 01/06/2005

SWAT Team members near the scene of a standoff with a gunman Dec. 31, in Newington, Conn. The gunman - a former state corrections officer - shot and killed a police officer, then killed himself after a ... Full story

Detectives Trace Internet Route, Find Murder Suspect - 12/21/2004

Missouri State Highway Patrolman Jeff Owen and other computer forensic investigators were able to link accused murderer Lisa Montgomery to victim Bobbie Jo Stinnett. They viewed computer records, examined ... Full story

Defusing High-Risk Incidents With The Mentally-Ill - 12/03/2004

Officer Rick Herbert of the Memphis, Tenn. Police Crisis Intervention Team consoles a teenager whose family was afraid she was going to hurt herself or them after an argument. Using techniques learned ... Full story

Witness Says Vest Maker Ignored Safety Concerns - 11/20/2004

Two years before bullets pierced the bulletproof vests of two police officers, the vests' manufacturer withheld test results that cast doubt on the vests' effectiveness because executives feared bad news ... Full story

In-Car Video Shows Bandits Opening Fire On Tex. Police - 11/11/2004

A police in-car video released by Richardson, Texas police on Monday shows bullets from high-powered rifles flying through the window of a police cruiser, as the so-called Takeover Bandits made their getaway ... Full story

Boston Fan's Death Sparks Less-Lethal Discussions - 10/26/2004

Civil rights advocates angry over the death of a student hit by a pepper-spray pellet are seeking at least a temporary ban on the Boston Police Department's use of so-called "less-lethal" weapons to control ... Full story

Terror Alerts Take Toll On First Responders - 10/19/2004

The first call came in to the U.S. Capitol early in the morning. A Capitol Police officer was too sick to work. Soon, another officer called with the same problem. Then another. And another. By the end ... Full story

Injustice or Indecision? Mistrial in Cop's Shooting - 10/12/2004

One maverick juror, whose refusal to betray his heart caused the case of an admitted cop-shooter to derail in a mistrial, simply doesn't believe James Gaines is a killer. "It all came down to the 'intent,' ... Full story

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