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Firefighter Handcuffed for Doing His Duty

Firefighter Handcuffed for Doing His Duty

California firefighter refuses officer's demand to move engine

A California Highway Patrol officer handcuffed a 12-year veteran fireman during an rescue at an accident scene for not moving the fire engine when ordered. Read More »

Police Chief Accidentally Shoots Himself -- Again

Police Chief Accidentally Shoots Himself -- Again

Nurses thought the police chief was kidding

Chief David Counceller, a 34-year veteran of the Connersville, Indiana police department, just shot himself accidentally for the second time in 15 years. Read More »

Texas Cop's Playful Act of Kindness Makes Him 10-Year-Old's Hero

Speaking the universal language of football

A Texas police sergeant made a worldwide impression when his dash cam captured a spontaneous football throw with a lonely 10-year-old boy and it went viral. Read More »

Newtown Officer With Sandy Hook-Related PTSD Claim Faces Dismissal

Police union calls inadequate insurance the issue

A Newtown police officer who was a first responder to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting says he is in danger of being fired because of his PTSD. Read More »

Texas Police Officer Gets Shot And Still Manages To Arrest Assailant

Ann Carrizales was shot while making a routine traffic stop

Ann Carrizales was working the overnight shift Saturday for the Stafford Police Department. And she managed to fight through gunshots to make an arrest. Read More »

Pepper-Spraying Campus Cop Awarded $38,000 For 'Psychiatric Injury'

A video of Officer John Pike pepper-spraying demonstrators at UC Davis went viral in 2011

The Occupy Movement raised issues of inequality in the U.S. One video of John Pike pepper-spraying protestors went viral. Now he's been given workers' comp. Read More »

Florida Cop Gives Admitted Shoplifter $100 To Buy Groceries

Shoplifter Jessica Robles said she was unable to feed three children

Cops are paid to uphold the law. But Florida police officer Vicki Thomas decided to help Jessica Robles, a shoplifter who said she couldn't feed her children. Read More »

KC Hero Cop Pulls Suicidal Jumper From Bridge

KC Hero Cop Pulls Suicidal Jumper From Bridge

All in a day's work for this modest sergeant

KC sergeant thought he was rescuing a stranded motorist but saved a jumper instead. Read More »

After The Boston Bombings: How To Get A Job Fighting Terrorists

After The Boston Bombings: How To Get A Job Fighting Terrorists

September 11th spawned many new jobs and an even greater desire for people to apply for them. The same will likely be true because of the Boston Marathon bombings. This post may help you find a job in counterterrorism that's right for you. Read More »

Sheila Eubank Fakes Kidnapping To Skip Work, Gets Arrested, Police Say

Sheila Eubank Fakes Kidnapping To Skip Work, Gets Arrested, Police Say

There is no shortage of inventive excuses that workers will turn to in search of a day off from work. Few employees, however, go as far as to tell a tall tale to police about being kidnapped and assaulted by a knife-wielding robber -- just for an extra day of rest and relaxation. But that's exactly what... Read More »

Confessions Of A Private Investigator

Confessions Of A Private Investigator

By John Powers I am a private investigator. Which means if we met at a party you'd immediately ask: So do you, like, follow people around? Are you an ex-cop? Where'd you park the Ferrari? Then you'd confess: Wow, I've never met a real P.I. Which partly explains your misconceptions, though in my experience the... Read More »

San Francisco Cop Gared Hansen Sues Over Suspensions For Nude Photo Hobby

San Francisco Cop Gared Hansen Sues Over Suspensions For Nude Photo Hobby

When it comes to erotic images online, Gared Hansen's photographs of nude women portraying mermaids, vampires, nymphs and other mythical creatures might seem tame. But his hobby isn't one that his bosses at the San Francisco Police Department approve of, resulting in Hansen being suspended twice in the... Read More »

Empire State Building Shootings: Is Workplace Violence On The Rise? [UPDATED]

Empire State Building Shootings: Is Workplace Violence On The Rise? [UPDATED]

Updated 1:00 pm, August 24, 2012 Law enforcement officials in New York City say two are dead and at least eight people have been shot outside the Empire State Building in violence that stemmed from a workplace dispute. The gunman is said to has been killed by police. The perpetrator was identified as Jeffrey... Read More »

Ousted Calif. Police Chief Randy Adams, Who Made $457,000 A Year, Sues For Severance

Ousted Calif. Police Chief Randy Adams, Who Made $457,000 A Year, Sues For Severance

He may have taken an oath to serve and protect the public, but a former police chief in California, ousted two years ago amid a pay scandal, now appears more interested in padding his wallet on the backs of taxpayers. Randy Adams (pictured above), who served as police chief in the Los Angeles suburb of... Read More »

LAPD Officers Investigated For 'Military-Style' Boot Camp For Children

LAPD Officers Investigated For 'Military-Style' Boot Camp For Children

Two online videos show drill instructors screaming at young participants, disparaging them and, in at least one instance, challenging a child to a fight. Read More »

Arizona Cop Fired For Reportedly Having Sex While On Duty

Arizona Cop Fired For Reportedly Having Sex While On Duty

Police Officer Victor Valenzuela was fired in March for reportedly admitting that he had an affair with the wife of another man. Read More »

Florida Cop Seemingly Can't Be Fired, Despite Long Arrest Record

Florida Cop Seemingly Can't Be Fired, Despite Long Arrest Record

German Bosque's arrest record reads like that of a serial criminal -- except he's a cop. And one that the city of Opa-locka, Fla., would like to fire, but seemingly can't, The Miami Herald reports. Bosque, 48, who is a sergeant with the Opa-locka Police Department, has been disciplined, suspended, fined and... Read More »

Hasidic Police Recruit Fired For His Beard

Hasidic Police Recruit Fired For His Beard

NEW YORK (AP) -- An Orthodox Jew who was weeks away from becoming a New York City police officer said he has been kicked out of the police academy for refusing to trim his beard. Read More »

Rookie Cop Reportedly Berated, Called 'A Rat' For Arresting Off-Duty Officer

Rookie Cop Reportedly Berated, Called 'A Rat' For Arresting Off-Duty Officer

Toronto police officer Andrew Vanderburgh felt he was doing the right thing more than two years ago when he arrested an off-duty fellow officer for drunk driving. But after the Nov. 28, 2009 arrest, Vanderburgh was "harassed and berated" by fellow officers for seemingly violating an unwritten code among... Read More »

Ikea Accused Of Spying On Employees And Customers

Ikea Accused Of Spying On Employees And Customers

The friendly giant of affordable, hard-to-pronounce furniture is currently under investigation in France for spying on workers and prying into the personal backgrounds of dissatisfied American customers. Two French unions filed complaints, charging that Ikea hired a private detective to snoop into secret... Read More »

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