Police officer

William Spengler

Autopsy: NY gunman shot self, not hit by police

(AP) – State police say an autopsy shows the gunman who lured two New York firefighters to their deaths died of a self-inflicted shot to the head and wasn’t hit by return fire from a police officer.


Ex-police officer pleads guilty to grand theft

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A former Southern California police officer has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $60,000 from a law enforcement football organization that raised money for youth scholarships.


Mayor Bloomberg says NYC Marathon canceled

NEW YORK (AP) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City Marathon has been canceled. His statement Friday came after mounting criticism that this was not the time for a race. With […]


NYC officer arrested in ghoulish kidnap plot

NEW YORK (AP) – A law enforcement official says a police officer’s estranged wife alerted New York authorities about her husband, who is now suspected of plotting to kidnap and cook women. The official says […]


Police: Student took LSD before campus shooting

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – A University of South Alabama freshman wasn’t armed when he was fatally shot by a campus police officer, authorities said Tuesday, and he had taken LSD, assaulted others and chased the […]


Witnesses: Slain student appeared intoxicated

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – Witnesses say a University of South Alabama student was screaming obscenities and talking about being on a “spiritual quest” shortly before campus police fatally shot him. Two students who knew 18-year-old […]


DA won't charge police officer whose son shot self

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Santa Clara County prosecutors do not plan to pursue criminal charges against a San Jose police officer whose 3-year-old son fatally shot himself with a gun his father had left […]


Colleagues mourn officer killed in Obama motorcade

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Fellow officers are paying their respects to a Florida police officer who was killed in an accident while working on President Barack Obama’s motorcade. A police cruiser was wrapped […]


San Diego police say paraplegic skateboarder crushed

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Police say a 36-year-old paraplegic riding a skateboard on his stomach while hanging onto the undercarriage of a tractor-trailer rig is hospitalized in critical condition after he was crushed by the […]


Costa Mesa councilman victim of bogus drunken driving complaint

COSTA MESA (CNS) – Costa Mesa City Councilman Jim Righeimer, who says he was the victim of a bogus drunken driving complaint meant to embarrass him during labor negotiations with a police union, plans to […]


Letter from Drew Peterson's ex-wife entered as evidence

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) – Prosecutors have entered as evidence at Drew Peterson’s murder trial a letter from the former police officer‘s third wife, who wrote she feared he could kill her. Prosecutors entered the letter […]


Officer shoots armed man during traffic stop in Fontana

(AP) – A Fontana police officer has shot a passenger who pointed a gun during a Southern California traffic stop. The officer wasn’t hurt. Sgt. Robert Morris says in a news release that the officer […]