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Week 327
Volume 2
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Television cameramen get images of marijuana in an upscale home in Diamond Bar, California, where detectives seized more than 1,800 marijuana plants. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

How well do you know your neighbors?
Pot growing in the suburbs

By PoliceOne Editor Rachel Fretz

Pot-growing operations have grabbed recent headlines with their audacious move into the suburbs, where an entire house — and sometimes three or four houses in one development — are gutted and turned into a full-time criminal operation, the profits of which are at an all-time high ... Full Story

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Chicago Police Superintendent Philip Cline leaves the podium without taking questions after he announced his retirement Monday amid controversy over the videotaped beating of a bartender by an off-duty police officer. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago's police superintendent retires amidst controversy

CHICAGO — Chicago's police superintendent announced Monday he was retiring early as his department tries to deal with two highly publicized videotaped beatings involving off-duty police officers.

Last month, prosecutors filed felony charges against one officer accused of beating a female bartender, and six other officers were removed from street duty after they were accused of assaulting four businessmen ... Full Story

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Chicago officer accused in 3rd bar beating

Chicago off-duty officer accused of beating up female bartender

Visit the P-1 Officer Misconduct / Internal Affairs section

PoliceOne Training Tip:
Preventing gun rust

No officer in his/her right mind would allow their duty weapon to collect rust, but that's precisely what many shotguns and rifles do when stored in a duty vehicle for any length of time. While there is no substitute for frequent cleaning ... Full Tip (Secured- LE only)

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Va. deputy dies after crash during chase
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Ohio officer fatally shoots armed 18-year-old
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Calif. officer shoots man wielding large knives
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