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Police union sues city, LAPD
over new auto impound policy

Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Los Angeles Police Protective League files suit over a controversial policy that will limit cases in which officers impound vehicles of drivers operating without a license. The new procedures put officers in conflict with state laws and could expose them to civil liability, according to the suit. More

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Fireworks suppliers want fast decision on Michigan's new law
The Detroit News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Companies are urging a judge to quickly consider their challenge to a new Michigan law that requires millions of dollars in liability insurance if they want to sell powerful fireworks. Bay City federal Judge Thomas Ludington has set a hearing for June 7. But that's after Memorial Day and is close to July 4, the biggest day of the year for fireworks. Suppliers need to place their orders. More

City settles police explorer sex abuse case    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Salinas, Calif., city officials have disclosed that they will pay the then 15-year-old victim of former police Community Service Officer Scott Callan $200,000 in what City Attorney Vannessa Vallarta described as a "compromise" monetary settlement. More

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Do something with unused pools, city is told
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nine swimming pools the city closed for financial reasons as long as eight years ago are a legal liability and should be filled in, sold or converted into spray parks, Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb said in a recently released audit. More

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Kansas bioterror lab: A money pit or a gold mine?
Harvest Public Media via The Kansas City Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
There’s a whole lot of uncertainly in the middle of Kansas. Make that hole — as in the gaping construction site of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility on the campus of Kansas State University in Manhattan. More

New Jersey top cop disturbed by sports-car caravan reports
The Associated Press via Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The leader of New Jersey's police force lamented recently that a veteran trooper's distinguished career will likely be defined by the probe into allegations that he escorted — without official authorization — a group of luxury sports cars at 100 mph down a state highway last month. The allegations against Sgt. First Class Nadir Nassry are "very disturbing," said State Police Superintendent Col. Rick Fuentes. More

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Secured cities: Finding urban security and municipal video funding
Security Info Watch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The municipal video surveillance conference Secured Cities ended recently, with many takeaways for managers, end users and integrators looking to get a piece of this growing market. But the vehicles for obtaining funding have shifted and changed and the new nuances were discussed in a session called: "Grants, P3s and EPCs: Where to Find Today's City Wide Surveillance Funding." More

TSA collects $409,000 in change lost during security screenings
WTMJ-AM    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nickels and dimes left in bins during pre-flight screenings are adding up for the Transportation Safety Administration. In 2010, the most recent year for which data was available, the TSA collected $409,085.56 at the U.S.'s major airports. More

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