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Week 243 Volume 2
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LAPD report shows an 18% increase in serious-force incidents
Jill Leovy
Times Staff Writer

Los Angeles police officers used serious force against suspects more times last year - and were more likely to shoot at suspects - than in 2003, according to a report presented Tuesday to the Los Angeles Police Commission ... Full Story

(left) LAPD Chief William Bratton, left, describes March 10 whether the two men who fired on police using the displayed rifle had set out to engage officers in a gun battle. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

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The increased importance of police cyber sleuths
by guest columnist Jimmy Lee Shreeve

Computer forensic analysts - the consulting detectives of the digital world - are in big demand as computer-related evidence proves increasingly critical in solving crimes.

In the days of Raymond Chandler's wise-cracking sleuth Philip Marlowe, the proverbial "smoking gun" was a trail of physical evidence. Now, due to the ... Full Story

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PoliceOne Safety Tip:

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submitted by Sgt. Randy King, U.S. Army Military Police
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Although a relatively rare occurrence, officers have been overpowered and cuffed by suspects either trying to escape or planning to do the officer harm. PoliceOne member Sergeant Randy King, a military police patrol supervisor with the U.S. Army writes ... Full Story

Officer Down:
Dpty. Cory Gunther
Mich. deputy killed in motorcycle accident
[Lake Anne, Michigan]

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PoliceOne columnist Capt. Travis Yates wins top police driving award
Stopping meth labs hasn't prevented U.S. states' trade of the drug
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Calif. deputies shoot, kill suspect and homeowner who called for help
[Dublin, CA]
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Handcuffed fugitive who escaped from Alaska trooper's car drowns
[Anchorage, AK]
Former military marksman accused of shooting down N.M. sheriff's helicopter
[Albuquerque, NM]
Penn. high court says roving DUI stops legal
[Pittsburgh, PA]
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