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Week 364
December 19, 2007
Editor's Note:

With Christmas fast approaching, an article in today's P1 Newsletter serves as a good reminder that drug runners will not hesitate to capitalize on the season to help move their loads.

If you come upon wrapped presents in a situation where you suspect you're dealing with a mule, don't be easily fooled into overlooking them. A load of holiday contraband might be hiding inside.

— Scott Buhrmaster, Managing Editor
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LAPD to scrutinize officers' finances

LOS ANGELES — The city's Police Commission has proposed having officers who handle cash, drugs and other contraband to turn in reports about their income and debts to ensure they are not involved in any illegal conduct.

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News and Announcements
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Man shot after trying to rob undercover Fla. deputy
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Tenn. officer struck by SUV while helping stranded motorist
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Texas man fatally shot after refusing to drop knife
[Mercedes, TX]

Milwaukee misconduct cases raise 'code of silence' questions
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Officer Down

Detective Kent Haws
Tulare, California

Calif. officer fatally shot
checking suspicious vehicle

End of Watch: Dec. 17, 2007

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'New York-style' crackdown tactics fail smaller cities, towns
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Tenn. man arrested for tampering with officer's food
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Ohio troopers find more drugs wrapped as gifts
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