Archive for March, 2010


Carbon Police Cars To Get BMW Engines

An announcement made by BMW and Carbon Motors today will have speeders thinking twice before they channel their inner Jason Bourne in an attempt to outrun that cop car in the mirror. German automaker BMW received a major order from the American cop car startup, said to include an agreement for 240,000 six-cylinder diesel engines for Carbon’s forthcoming purpose-built cop car in the coming years.  “We are delighted to support Carbon Motors Corp. with our engine expertise,” said Ian Robertson, BMW sales executive. “We will also help reduce the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of more than 240,000 US law enforcement …Read more […..]

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Plainclothes cop shoots gunmen, ends robbery spree

Nashville Police Officer Justin Fox was at the right place at the right time to shoot three masked gunmen in a hotel lobby.related-content-container a.link_more {MARGIN-TOP: 5px; DISPLAY: block; PADDING-LEFT: 20px; FONT-WEIGHT: normal; FONT-SIZE: 11px; BACKGROUND: url(/policeone/data/images/href_arrow_tr_bg.gif) no-repeat 3px 1px; MARGIN-BOTTOM: 5px; COLOR: #4973de; TEXT-ALIGN: left}.related-content-container p{font-size: 11px; margin-top: 3px;} BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — An overnight robbery spree in the Nashville metro area was halted by a plainclothes police officer who encountered the three masked men early Thursday morning …Read more […..]

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Rights Commission Hears Police Concerns on Leonard’s Effort to Boost Oversight

The city Human Rights Commission on Thursday heard three cops sound off on their concerns about City Hall’s efforts to improve police oversight.“We have an emergency situation going on in our relations with the community,” Assistant Chief Brian Martinek told the commission. “We agree with that. But we aren’t sure if this ordinance is the way to address that problem.”As reported last week, City Commissioner Randy Leonard and Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade put an ordinance before City Council to beef up powers at City Hall’s Independent Police Review Division. The changes would give IPR a greater role in …Read more […..]

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Police banned from asking for someone's 'Christian' name because it might offend those of other faiths

Can You Believe this?? Police officers have been banned from asking for ‘Christian’ names for fear of offending other religions. Officers taking down a suspect’s particulars must now refer to their ‘personal’ or ‘family name’ as the word ‘Christian’ could offend Muslims, Sikhs and other faiths, according to new diversity guidelines.They state bobbies on the beat should refrain from using phrases such as ‘my dear’ or ‘love’, when addressing women for fear it may cause embarrassment or offence.Well-meaning gestures like handshakes or putting a comforting arm around a victim or grieving family member are also prohibited …Read more […..]

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Woman Shaving Privates While Driving In Rear-End Smash

MEGAN Mariah Barnes, 37, is accused of shaving her pubic hair while driving, a procedure that led to a two car accident on the Florida Keys.Barnes was shaving – not plucking not waxing: shaving – her bikini zone while behind the wheel. For reasons of safety, her ex-husband took the wheel from the passenger seat.Trooper Gary Dunick says:“She said she was meeting her boyfriend in Key West and wanted to be ready for the visit. If I wasn’t there, I wouldn’t have believed it. About 10 years ago I stopped a guy in the exact same spot … who had three or four syringes sticking out of his arm. It was just surreal and I thought, …Read more […..]

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Ga. officer, mistaken for coyote, fatally shot

JASPER COUNTY, Ga. — A U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer was shot and killed in middle Georgia by a hunter who apparently mistook the ranger for a coyote.Officer Christoper Arby Upton, 37, was on routine patrol in the Ocmulgee Bluff Equestrian Recreation Area in Jasper County on Friday when he was shot by Norman Clinton Hale, 40, of McDonough.The incident happened about 11 p.m. in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest near Monticello, according to a statement from the USDA Forest Service.Hale and another man were hunting coyote in the area. Hale and his hunting partner called 911 and reported the incident, but …Read more […..]

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Arizona police rescue man from oncoming train

This kind of thing happens all the time but the media mostly publicizes the bad news. Watch the latest news video at video.foxnews.com

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