September 26, 2013 Side-scan sonar has become more affordable and easier, so more police and sheriff departments now have what are known as "towfish." And they've been using them to rack up some interesting discoveries.
September 20, 2013 Mark Kessler, who served as police chief in Gilberton, Pa., posted profanity-laced videos in July that denounced liberals, the United Nations and Secretary of State John Kerry.
September 15, 2013 Caught in the line of fire by police officers, two women were shot near crowded Times Square in Manhattan last night. They were wounded as police struggled to deal with a man who was behaving erratically. The man had "simulated" firing a gun at police; he was not found to have a weapon.
August 2, 2013 Cleveland officials released details Friday from a review of the 19-mile pursuit that ended in two deaths last fall. City leaders say 74 officers acted outside of the rules in the chase, in which the police fired 137 shots.
July 25, 2013 For decades, the Watts neighborhood has been notorious for gang violence and strained relations between residents and police. But violent crime and homicide have fallen dramatically in recent years, and a community policing effort is helping to ease tensions between cops and the community.
April 14, 2013 A police sergeant in Port Canaveral, Fla., has been fired after he brought targets that were made to resemble Trayvon Martin — a figure in a hooded sweatshirt, holding a can or bottle — to a police target practice session.
August 30, 2012 Police opened fire on striking miners Aug. 16, killing 34. Under an arcane law, 270 other miners were charged in their murders. The decision could further infuriate South Africans already shocked by the police action.
December 20, 2011 A study of nearly 5,000 police officers in the U.S. and Canada finds 40 percent had sleep disorders. These sleepy cops had a greater likelihood of having sleep apnea, a disorder with big health implications. They were also much likelier to fall asleep while driving.
November 17, 2011 Federal prosecutors say they're investigating a series of shootings in Miami, in which the city's police officers fired upon people in the black community nine times over a period of less than 18 months. Seven people were killed.
November 3, 2011 Scott Olsen, an Iraq veteran, was in serious condition after being hit in the head by what NPR described as a "non-lethal projectile" fired by police. Reporters and all of us should demand that police tell us what they are firing for crowd control. These 'projectiles' kill.
August 19, 2010 Cell phone leads police to its alleged thief through GPS which has also been used by stalkers to track their victims.
June 23, 2010 Can you be "pulled over" while walking? My experience as a convicted jaywalker.