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Ex-Sheriff Could Get Two Years

Ex-Sheriff Could Get Two Years

Via CBS News: Prosecutors are seeking a two-year prison term for ex-Sheriff Lee Baca for conspiring to obstruct a federal grand jury investigation into civil rights abuses and corruption within Los Angeles County jails, but the defense is asking for a sentence of home detention, court papers obtained Tuesday show.   Baca, 74, was convicted

We Need Cops!

Via The San Diego Union Tribune: San Diego’s struggles to recruit and retain police officers have gotten worse since last fall, prompting the leader of the city’s police officers labor union to demand new solutions and “straight talk” from city politicians.   Despite recent compensation increases and stepped-up recruiting efforts, the number of officer vacancies

How Was School Today?

Via No drugs were found in a search of Worth County High School in Georgia Friday; a search that has the community buzzing.   Students went home to tell parents that not only did law enforcement search the school for drugs, but their persons were patted down by officers.   Worth Co. Sheriff Jeff

Build That Wall

For many of the people still believe in constitutional principals like the separation of church in state, a ruling out of Alabama that will let a mega-church create its own police force is problematic on several levels. The last thing anyone wants is more law enforcement personnel answering not to superiors, chiefs and judges, but

Tancredo: Fire the Sheriffs!

Via Breitbart: Local sheriffs traditionally have been among the strongest advocates for robust enforcement of federal immigration law, but the Obama years have left a legacy of nonenforcement masquerading as a “Priority Enforcement Program.”   Sheriffs in Denver, Houston, Austin and elsewhere have announced their vigorous opposition to cooperation with federal law enforcement. The problem

Hate Crime Killings

Via CNN: A man fatally shot three people in less than two minutes in what police in Fresno, California, are calling a hate crime.   The three victims from the shooting rampage Tuesday were white, and apparently chosen at random, police said. The suspect, Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, is black.   Muhammad had posted on

ATF Warns Police

Via CBS Los Angeles: Federal authorities are cautioning Southern California law enforcement officers not to sell their firearms illegally.   In a March 31 memo sent out by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and obtained by the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper, local sheriffs and police chiefs were warned of a growing trend

It’s My Money!

Via Morgan County, Alabama, Sheriff Ana Franklin wants a federal judge to let her keep as personal money any unspent funds that she receives for feeding inmates.   Although Alabama sheriffs in general are allowed to keep leftover food fund money, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office has been excluded because of claims Franklin’s predecessor

Feds Freeze State Police Account

Via U.S. Department of Justice officials have put a freeze on the R.I. State Police’s ability to spend federal “equitable sharing funds” – like the so-called Google money awarded in a major settlement – while they conduct a review of whether the state agency followed proper protocols and procedures.   Peter Carr, a spokesperson

Lawful But Awful

Via FOX News: GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – The Presidents of the Grand Rapids Police Officers Association and the Grand Rapids Police Command Officer Association have issued a joint statement following an incident on March 24, where a group of five black males ranging from 12 to 14-years-old were held at gunpoint by police officers.