Munnell's memo contained a variety of allegations, including one in which Hendershott ordered deputies to write a search warrant for a conference room that county supervisors use for confidential meetings. When deputies refused to write the search wa
"We're leveraging the technology (networks of security cameras) that private industry already has," Schultz said, adding that up to 200 businesses participate. "It has really taken off." Police agencies increasingly rely on controversial tech
A Mexico-born illegal immigrant working as a police officer in Alaska was caught only after the U.S. citizen whose identity he stole applied for a passport, authorities said Tuesday. Rafael Espinoza, who has dual citizenship, lives outside of the
For years, the man known as Rafael Espinoza was widely respected as an exemplary police officer who was popular among his peers in Alaska's largest city. All that ended last week when authorities discovered he was really Mexican national Rafael M
Derek Colling is a Las Vegas police officer who attacked a citizen for videotaping him on a public street last month. The videographer was Mitchell Crooks, a 36-year-old man who ended up with a bruises on his face and a broken nose. Colling cha
• Innocent people interrogated for years on slimmest pretexts • Children, elderly and mentally ill among those wrongfully held • 172 prisoners remain, some with no prospect of trial or release
Starting at 10 o'clock Friday, two senior non-commissioned officers from Fort Benning will be on courtesy patrol. The soldiers will be wearing arm bands that read, "Courtesy Patrol."
Some 500 Taliban prisoners escaped from an Afghan prison overnight through a massive underground tunnel that inmates had secretly created, officials said Monday.
In 1951, police officers in Manhattan’s 20th Precinct were investigated for sabotaging paperwork to kill traffic citations, as favors for politicians. In the middle of the inquiry, the ledger recording all the precinct’s summonses mysteriously disapp
Lying on his floor with assault weapons trained on him, shouts of "pedophile!" and "pornographer!" stinging like his fresh cuts and bruises, the homeowner didn't need long to figure the reason for the early morning wake-up call from a swarm of federa
A controversial Koran-burning pastor accidentally discharged his firearm Thursday night in the parking lot of a TV station after appearing on a talk show with a Muslim cleric.
A controversial Florida pastor and his associate were released from jail tonight after being held briefly for refusing to pay a $1 "peace bond" after a jury ruled they would "likely breach the peace" with plans to protest a mosque.
Charlie Veitch of the Love Police speaks to ITN British news about how to hack the media coverage at the royal wedding without using any violence at all.
As the economy tanks, crime is going up. The maggots will be looking for soft targets and your garage – especially if you leave it open – is one of the softest. What can you do to reduce the odds you’ll be victimized?
The Michigan State Police have a high-tech mobile forensics device that can be used to extract information from cell phones belonging to motorists stopped for minor traffic violations.
U.S. military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have been making use of a tiny, tossable robot for recon and observation for several years, and now law enforcement and firefighters can deploy the hardy little ‘bot, known as the Recon Scout Throwbot.
Michigan troopers use Cellebrite UFE that slurps up dialled numbers, SMSes, Facebook/Twitter posts, emails, bookmarks, Web history, cookies, notes, MMS, IMs, lists of recent Bluetooth devices, journeys, GPS fixes, call logs, and a list of your contac
The New York Police Department may fire up to 400 cops at the conclusion of a widespread corruption investigation. Anonymous sources inside the department told the New York Post that cops who were found to have "fixed" tickets would be let go.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released a report stating that the United States has the highest percentage of incarcerated citizens in the developed world and ranks ninth from the bottom in social spending.
A man [fatally shot] an Arkansas policeman during a traffic stop sounded like he was reciting a prayer as the young officer approached his car door, [said] a witness who was in the car[...]. "Tonight's the night. Tonight's the night," April Sw
Taking a page from Officer Alex Murphy, police officers in Brazil will soon be adding a layer of cyborg tech to their law enforcement toolbox via glasses rigged with facial recognition tech.
More than 1,000 protesters ignored an army order to leave Cairo's main square on Sunday, extending into a third day their calls for a quick move to civilian rule and a deeper purge of corrupt officials.
Wisconsin Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D) is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to begin an investigation into the handling of votes cast in the state's Waukesha County.
As lead singer of Van Halen, Sammy Hagar once crooned, "I can't drive 55." To show how far things have come, now some Texans aren't happy about only driving 80 miles per hour. The Legislature is considering raising the maximum speed limit to 85 mph,
In an Arkansas case, a federal appeals court cited as evidence of a police officer’s character photos he posted on MySpace showing him pointing a gun at the camera, flanked by a skull and the legend “the PUNISHER.”
The Supreme Court granted cert in a case that presents both an issue that demands resolution, and that has to anger anyone who isn't a badge licking apologist. It's the case of Albert Florence, whose crime was payment of the fine for a traffic ticket
Republicans in the Idaho state legislature rushed a bill through in the final days of the legislative session to pay the Idaho Republican Party $100,000 for a primary election lawsuit that it brought against the state and won.
A lawyer for Sienna Miller said Saturday the actress has not dropped legal action over phone-hacking claims against Britain's News of the World, despite the tabloid's offer of compensation.
Maine lawmakers on Wednesday approved legalizing switchblades for people with one arm, moving close to becoming the first state to make such an exception to laws that ban use of the spring-action knives.
US authorities fined cosmetics and drugs giant Johnson & Johnson $70 million on Friday for bribing doctors in Europe and paying kickbacks for contracts under a UN relief program in Iraq.