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May 26, 2010

Phoenix police officer shot, killed; suspect in custody

Arizona Republic

A Phoenix police officer was shot and killed while searching for a man near Indian School Road and 19th Avenue early Wednesday morning.

May 25, 2010

Two-tiered pension plan for most Santa Rosa city workers

Santa Rosa Press-Democrat

Citing the city's dire financial condition, the Santa Rosa city council on Tuesday voted 6-0 to establish a two-tiered pension system for all of its workforce except police and firefighters.

May 25, 2010

Amber Dubois' parents unveil four bills aimed at finding missing children more quickly

LA Times

The parents of 14-year-old Amber Dubois, who was abducted and murdered last year in northern San Diego County, have announced legislation designed to find missing children more quickly and keep a closer watch on sex offenders.

May 25, 2010

LA council supports state law banning unloaded weapons in public

LA Daily News

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday came out in support of state legislation banning the carrying of unloaded weapons in public.

May 25, 2010

Police coalition challenges Arizona law

LA Times

About a dozen major city police chiefs will meet today with Attorney General Eric Holder to oppose the controversial Arizona immigration law that they fear could drive a wedge between the community and local law enforcement.

May 25, 2010

Homicides in L.A. continue to outpace 2009 rate

LA Weekly

Homicides in Los Angeles continued to outpace the numbers for the same time in 2009, according to the Los Angeles Police Department's latest CompStat figures.

May 25, 2010

Sheriff says proposed mental health cuts would burden L.A. jails

LA Times blog

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on Tuesday blasted cuts to mental health services in the Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed budget, saying they would burden the county’s already overcrowded jails.

May 25, 2010

More LAPD patrol cars to get video cameras

KPCC

The Los Angeles Police Department is ready to equip more of its patrol cars with video cameras, according to the official in charge of the program, who said today the high-tech devices performed well in recent field tests.

May 24, 2010

L.A. council panel backs 37% hike in ambulance fees

LA Times

Lawmakers say increase will raise $6 million for Fire Department and help defray higher costs.

May 24, 2010

Proposed laws from Amber's father to be unveiled

San Diego Union-Tribune

Moe Dubois wants sex offender driver's licenses to be branded.

May 24, 2010

Despite recession, violent crimes and property offenses both down -- for third straight year

Associated Press

Crime in the United States dropped dramatically in 2009, bucking a historical trend that links rising crime rates to economic woes.

May 24, 2010

Man gets 40 to life for shooting LAPD officer

Associated Press

A man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for shooting and wounding a Los Angeles police officer in 2008.

May 23, 2010

Ballot Watch - Attorney General

Sacramento Bee

The race for California's chief law enforcement officer is among the state's most hotly contested in both the Democratic and Republican primaries.

May 23, 2010

An educated weapon will combat gangs

LA Times

City-sanctioned intervention workers are studying for a unique assignment: preventing the next crime.

May 22, 2010

California bill targeting molesters would cost millions

Associated Press

A state corrections department analysis of a bill being considered by California lawmakers has found that mandating life sentences for some child molesters and lifetime parole for others would cost tens of millions of dollars annually after the first decade.

May 22, 2010

Police: Ohio man, son killed Ark. officers

Associated Press

An Ohio man's resentment of authority and run-ins with the law prompted a local sheriff to warn that he may be dangerous if confronted by law enforcement. Years later, it appears the sheriff was right.

May 21, 2010

Prison critics seize upon ex-con arrest

San Diego Union-Tribune

The case of Leonard Scroggins, a Northern California sex offender who police suspect in a brazen rash of South Bay robberies and kidnap attempts, is prompting new complaints about the state’s handling of serial criminals.

May 21, 2010

LAPD honors 17 officers with Medal of Valor

LA Times

Seventeen Los Angeles police officers, including those involved in a 2008 hostage rescue attempt in which a SWAT officer was killed, received the department's highest honor for bravery in the line of duty Thursday.

May 21, 2010

Unions to spend $100M in 2010 campaign to save Dem majorities

The Hill

At least two influential unions will spend close to $100 million on the 2010 election, with most of those funds going to protect incumbents.

May 21, 2010

Could the SWAT-related death of a 7-year-old have been avoided in Detroit?

Pajamas Media

Aiyana Stanley-Jones was accidentally shot during a police raid of an alleged murder suspect. Could her death have been avoided?

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