Police News Reports

Police News Reports

Authorities Act Against Real Danger of Replica Guns - 07/16/2004

Police say the popularity of the replica pellet guns had prompted a flurry of incidents in which officers had initially mistaken the replicas for more dangerous weapons. From Irvine to Hemet to Lakewood, ... Full story

LAPD Chief's Apology Fails To Soothe Critics - 06/29/2004

LAPD Chief William J. Bratton's apology July 3 for making remarks criticized as offensive to blacks did little to quell outrage directed at his department at a town hall meeting held Saturday. The discussion ... Full story

Criminals' Brazen Behavior, Using More Violent Tactics - 06/21/2004

An arrest attempt turned deadly last week when three Birmingham, Ala. police officers were fatally shot at a house where they had gone to pick up a man wanted for misdemeanor assault. Like other recent ... Full story

Cops in N.E. Demonstrate, Picket Over Pay Issues - 06/11/2004

Members of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association and their allies form a picket line outside the FleetCenter in Boston late Monday evening. The police union, which is the most outspoken of the city's ... Full story

Employing New Methods, Citizen Tips to Nab Bad Guys - 06/04/2004

The following three stories serve as innovative illustrations of how you can dramatically increase your crime-fighting presence by creatively enlisting the help of citizens. As you read these, it's worth ... Full story

Taking Charge in School Violence Situations - 05/20/2004

A Baltimore County police officer secures the scene after a shooting in the parking lot of Randallstown High School, May 7. Four students were wounded in the drive-by shooting. The incident was one of ... Full story

Are Cops Being Targeted? - 05/01/2004

Many believe the spate of recent fatal shootings signals something more ominous than the kind of peril officers usually face. There's a common thread in many shootings aimed at officers, officials said. ... Full story

Cooling Down Heated Confrontations With The Emotionally-Disturbed - 04/18/2004

Officers are increasingly finding themselves challenged with handling calls involving emotionally disturbed people. Without training and preparation, this can prove to be a bigger, more dangerous challenge ... Full story

Suicide By Cop: Officers Live With The Aftermath - 03/30/2004

As Madison, Wisc. Police Detective Tim Hahn sped to the Red Caboose Day Care Center, where a man was holding a staffer hostage, he heard the urgent cry over the police radio: "Shots fired! Shots fired!" ... Full story

Justice Dept. Releases Findings on Body Armor - 03/16/2004

The Department of Justice convened a summit Mar. 11 to address the reliability issue of body armor used by law enforcement personnel, and to examine the future of bullet-resistant technology and testing ... Full story

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