Officer Quickfire Weekly Recap: Third Week of June

Here are some of the stories you may have missed that ran on our site this week.


In Texas, a rookie Aransas Pass police officer had quite a surprise when a monkey attacked him during a traffic stop.

When Officer Keith Moore reached into a truck he pulled over to hand the driver a pen to sign a citation, a monkey hiding in the back seat lunged at him. The entire incident was captured on the 21-year-old officer's sunglasses' camera.

Thursday (June 20)

Federal judges ordered California Gov. Jerry Brown to immediately begin freeing state inmates.

Citing the state's "defiance," "intransigence" and "deliberate failure" to provide inmates with adequate care in its overcrowded lockups, the judges said it must shed 9,600 inmates by the end of the year.

Immigration legislation is gaining momentum in Congress and includes a so-called border surge that would double the size of the Border Patrol with 20,000 new agents.

Officials also said it would complete 700 miles of new fencing along the border with Mexico and purchase new surveillance drones to track would-be illegal border crossers.

The younger brother of slain MIT Police Officer Sean Collier has launched an effort to establish a national holiday to honor responders.

Andrew Collier has launched a petition drive on the website Change.org and also has the backing of U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano.

Friday (June 21)

A DEA agent was killed in an apparent robbery attempt in Bogota, Colombia after the taxi he was riding in was intercepted by another cab.

Officials said that Special Agent James "Terry" Watson was stabbed him three times in the chest and once in the leg.

President Barack Obama chose a former George W. Bush administration official to head the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

James Comey, a former federal prosecutor, would replace outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller, who steps down Sept. 4.

Colorado lawmakers this week passed a new law that requires people to show a firearm instructor in person that they can safely handle a gun before they get a concealed weapon permit.

The legislation is an attempt to close an Internet-era loophole they didn't envision 10 years ago.

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