A federal appeals court struck a blow against widely used gang injunctions in a ruling against Orange County, Calif.
The 9th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals said the 2009 injunction against alleged members or associates of the Orange Varrio Cypress gang was extraordinarily broad, impinging on constitutional liberties.
Experts say that despite criticism following a campus-wide lockdown Monday at Central Connecticut State University, law enforcement cannot be too careful when responding to a potential gunman.
Four SWAT teams and dozens of officers, all heavily armed, arrived at CCSU Monday afternoon after the New Britain Police Department received reports of a man carrying a gun and a sword.
Thursday (Nov. 7)
Mexico's Supreme Court overturned an appeals court ruling that freed a drug lord convicted of killing a DEA agent as American officials continue searching for the man.
The decision to free Rafael Caro Quintero from prison enraged U.S. officials, who are offering a $5 million bounty for his re-capture.
Detroit police arrested a convicted felon wearing body armor following the fatal shooting of three men at a barbershop.
Police Chief James Craig described the man as a person of interest in Wednesday evening's shooting at Al's Barber Shop that left six other people wounded.
The former police chief of Bell, Calif. testified at a corruption trial that he was stunned by the salary the city offered to pay him.
The city offered Randy Adams a salary of $457,000 -- more than either the Los Angeles police chief or the New York City police commissioner was making.
Friday (Nov. 8)
Advocates are pushing for the use of trained K-9s to patrol the campuses of schools to make them more secure.
While many have argued for guns, cameras or alarms in classrooms, several groups are pushing the dogs as a way to make schools safer.
The police chief of Portland, Maine says that his officers will continue to issue citations for possession of marijuana under state law when necessary despite a vote this week making the drug legal in the city.
The referendum legalizes possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana in Portland, but recreational use of the drug remains illegal under federal and state laws, which Police Chief Michael Sauschuck said "pre-empt local ordinances."