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  • New Colt LE6920MPS AR-15

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    Aaron
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The new LE6920MPS with black Magpul MOE slim furniture. Colt has recently announced the delivery of a new line of AR-15’s in the LE6920 series. The original LE6920 series has been significantly successful in law enforcement for the reliability and quality of Colt AR-15’s, and the fact that Colt priced their basic LE AR-15 under $1000. Though basic, the LE6920 came ready for use with a Magpul rear back-up sight (BUIS) and one Magpul P-mag. The new line of LE6920 rifles come pre-packaged with very popular Magpul slim furniture; including, the SL hand guard, MOE SL carbine stock,…
  • Service and Sacrifice Unrecognized

    Law Enforcement Today
    Gabriel Russell
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:03 am
    On Friday August 21st, Idrissa Camara was killed in the line of duty while protecting the American public at the Varick Federal Building in New York City. It was a tragic end to a 15 year career as a Protective Service Officer (Guard) working under contract to the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service. PSO Camara was a Muslim immigrant from the African nation of Côte D’ivoire. In America he found employment as a security officer, worked hard, paid taxes, was loved by his family and valued by his community. He raised four children and supported his mother who…
  • Angel Armor Receives National Recognition Through NTOA

    POLICE Magazine
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Angel Armor LLC has announced that Angel Armor Ballistic Door Panels have received the highly respected National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended status.Products are tested and scored in 13 possible categories on a scale of zero to five. The Ballistic Door Panels have been recommended by the members of the National Tactical Officers Association, receiving an overall score of 4.88. One Law Enforcement Product Reviewer awarded the Ballistic Door Panels a score of five in all 13 categories, totaling a perfect score."We all agreed that having the IIIA door panel…
  • Gunman in Va. TV killings remembered as 'professional victim'

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    29 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Alan Suderman and Adam Geller Associated Press ROANOKE, Va. — Vester Flanagan constantly saw himself as the target in his conflicts with WDBJ-TV colleagues, leading his former boss to describe him as a "professional victim." When the station tried to persuade Flanagan to get along better with his co-workers, he accused them of discrimination. "He was victimized by everything and everyone and could never quite grasp the fact that he was the common denominator in all of these really sometimes serious interpersonal conflicts that he had with people," said Dan…
  • Pasco Police Make Attempt to Reach More With Spanish Facebook and Twitter Pages

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  • Service and Sacrifice Unrecognized

    Gabriel Russell
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:03 am
    On Friday August 21st, Idrissa Camara was killed in the line of duty while protecting the American public at the Varick Federal Building in New York City. It was a tragic end to a 15 year career as a Protective Service Officer (Guard) working under contract to the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service. PSO Camara was a Muslim immigrant from the African nation of Côte D’ivoire. In America he found employment as a security officer, worked hard, paid taxes, was loved by his family and valued by his community. He raised four children and supported his mother who…
  • In Memoriam: Henry Nelson

    Patrick Sharkey
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:03 am
    Chief Louie Padilla of the Sunset Police Department in Louisiana sadly reports the death of Officer Henry Nelson. Nelson, 51, was shot and killed when he responded to a domestic disturbance call. Officer Nelson was the first responder at the scene of a domestic assault where three other persons had beed stabbed. When Officer Nelson arrived, the suspect immediately opened fire on Nelson who fell in the front yard of the residence. The suspect, identified as Harrison Lee Wiley Jr. fled the scene of the shooting and drove his vehicle into a convenience store to gain entry into the building.
  • In Memoriam: Sergeant Peggy Vassallo

    Patrick Sharkey
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:02 am
    Chief Jeremy Ihler of the Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department in Missouri sadly reports the death of Sergeant Peggy Vassallo. Sergeant Vassallo, 53, died from injuries she sustained after being struck by a vehicle. Sergeant Vassallo was driving her personal vehicle, a Jeep Grand Cherokee to work when she was involved in a minor traffic crash with another motorist. She was struck from behind by a driver in a Kia Amanti. When she exited her vehicle to talk with the other motorist, she was struck by another vehicle that was passing the scene. Sergeant Vassallo was transported to DePaul…
  • In Memoriam: Trooper Steven Vincent

    Patrick Sharkey
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:36 am
    Colonel Michael Edmonson, Director of the Louisiana State Police sadly reports the death of Trooper Steven Vincent. Trooper Steven Vincent, 43, was shot & killed while checking on a suspicious vehicle. Vincent was on patrol and spotted a vehicle matching the description of a vehicle involved in a prior reckless driving incident. The vehicle was stuck in a ditch. Trooper Vincent contacted the driver and requested he exit the vehicle. The suspect complied with Trooper Vincent’s request but had a sawed off shotgun hidden in his hand and behind his back as he exited the vehicle. The…
  • In Memoriam: Corey Dodge

    Patrick Sharkey
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:21 am
    U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Brian Tribus, a military spokesman for the NATO Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan sadly reports the death of Civilian Contractor Corey Dodge. Dodge, 40, was an occupant of a NATO armored vehicle that was a part of a convoy traveling down a crowded street in Kabul, Afghanistan. A suicide car bomber struck their armored vehicle. The resulting explosion killed 12 people and severely injured 66 other civilians. Three Americans were killed in the blast. One of the other Americans killed was Barry Sutton, who occupied the same armored vehicle as Dodge. Both Dodge and…
 
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  • Angel Armor Receives National Recognition Through NTOA

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Angel Armor LLC has announced that Angel Armor Ballistic Door Panels have received the highly respected National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Member Tested and Recommended status.Products are tested and scored in 13 possible categories on a scale of zero to five. The Ballistic Door Panels have been recommended by the members of the National Tactical Officers Association, receiving an overall score of 4.88. One Law Enforcement Product Reviewer awarded the Ballistic Door Panels a score of five in all 13 categories, totaling a perfect score."We all agreed that having the IIIA door panel…
  • No Retrial of North Carolina Officer in Manslaughter Shooting Case

    28 Aug 2015 | 1:30 pm
    The North Carolina Attorney General's Office will not retry a Charlotte police officer whose voluntary manslaughter trial in the death of a man ended with a hung jury last week, officials said Friday, reports the Associated Press.Senior Deputy Attorney General Robert Montgomery said in a letter to Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray that charges against Officer Randall Kerrick would be dismissed. The Attorney General's Office handled the prosecution to avoid any conflict of interest for Mecklenburg County prosecutors.Kerrick was charged in the shooting death of Jonathan Ferrell…
  • Video: Officer Assaulted with Chain Shoots, Kills Suspect

    28 Aug 2015 | 1:07 pm
    VIDEO: Officer Assaulted with Chain Shoots, Kills SuspectA female officer responding to an assault in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday morning ended up killing a suspect after the man immediately struck her multiple times with a metal chain when she tried to talk to him, Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent said.Whent said the officer, who is an 18-year veteran of the force, went to a residential complex at the corner of MacArthur Boulevard and Van Buren Avenue at about 8:30 a.m. to follow-up with the victim of an assault at the complex that was reported at about 6:45 a.m., reports KNTV.The victim…
  • Son of Slain U.S. Marshal Born in Louisiana

    28 Aug 2015 | 12:12 pm
    U.S. Marshal Josie Wells' widow has given birth to a healthy baby boy in Louisiana who bears his father's name. The Louisiana Concerns of Police Survivors Facebook page posted, "La. C.O.P.S. would like to welcome to the world Josie Wells, Jr. Son of Mrs Channing Wells and the late Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells, Sr. -EOW 3/10/2015."The 27-year-old U.S. Marshal died after he was shot Mar. 10 in Scotlandville, La., near Baton Rouge while executing a warrant on a double homicide suspect. At the time, his wife had just found out she was pregnant with the couple's first child.  Like this…
  • Milwaukee Police Need More Help From Federal Prosecutors, Chief Says

    28 Aug 2015 | 11:35 am
    With Milwaukee experiencing a surge in homicides this year, Police Chief Edward Flynn called for more collaboration between local police and federal prosecutors, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.Flynn spoke about the city's climbing homicide rate Thursday at "On the Issues" with Mike Gousha, a distinguished fellow in law and public policy at Marquette University.Flynn acknowledged that focused deterrence strategies used in Kansas City's No Violence Alliance and in High Point, N.C., produced results.The strategy entails identifying prolific offenders and hosting call-ins where they are…
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  • Gunman in Va. TV killings remembered as 'professional victim'

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Alan Suderman and Adam Geller Associated Press ROANOKE, Va. — Vester Flanagan constantly saw himself as the target in his conflicts with WDBJ-TV colleagues, leading his former boss to describe him as a "professional victim." When the station tried to persuade Flanagan to get along better with his co-workers, he accused them of discrimination. "He was victimized by everything and everyone and could never quite grasp the fact that he was the common denominator in all of these really sometimes serious interpersonal conflicts that he had with people," said Dan…
  • Daughter of slain Ohio officer gets police escort to kindergarten

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Associated Press AKRON, Ohio — The daughter of a slain Ohio officer has received a police escort to school on her first day of kindergarten. Thirty-two-year-old Akron police Officer Justin Winebrenner was off-duty and unarmed in November when he was shot to death after helping get an unruly customer out of a pub. Officers from several departments showed up Thursday morning to support 5-year-old Charlee on her first day of school at Turkeyfoot Elementary in New Franklin. Charlee's mother and grandparents walked her into the building. The two cruisers that Winebrenner used on patrol…
  • Ohio county sheriff's office cracking down on food stamp fraud

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Denise G. Callahan and Lauren Pack Journal-News HAMILTON, Ohio — Jerome Kearns was minding his own business while shopping at a local Kroger recently when a couple approached him and asked if he would let them pay for his food items with their food stamps. In exchange, they wanted Kearns to pay for some of the groceries they had in their shopping cart that were banned by food stamp restrictions. "They said, 'Hey, we can't buy certain things with our food stamp card,' and I said, 'Yeah, I understand that,'" Kearns recalled. "The guy kept talking, and…
  • Sheriff's deputy fatally shot in Houston while pumping gas

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:57 pm
    Associated Press HOUSTON — A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities. The unidentified deputy was pumping gas into his vehicle when a man approached him from behind and fired multiple shots, Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Ryan Sullivan told The Associated Press. Once the deputy fell to the ground, the suspect fired more shots. Police said they have a description of the male suspect, who was driving a red or maroon Ford Ranger truck, and have begun an…
  • P1 Product Poll: What's your experience with biometric security?

    28 Aug 2015 | 4:56 pm
    By PoliceOne Staff PoliceOne is conducting a quick survey about law enforcement’s experience with biometric security. Please take a moment to fill out this survey and get your voice heard! While the demographics question is not required to complete the survey, we'd love to know more about you in order to tailor product editorial to your needs.
 
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    FBI Top News

  • Business E-Mail Compromise

    28 Aug 2015 | 8:15 am
    Business e-mail compromise (BEC) is a growing financial fraud that is more sophisticated than any similar scam the FBI has seen before and one—in its various forms—that has resulted in actual and attempted losses of more than a billion dollars to businesses worldwide.
  • ISIL and Antiquities Trafficking

    26 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    The FBI is alerting art collectors and dealers to be particularly careful trading Near Eastern antiquities, warning that artifacts plundered by terrorist organizations such as ISIL are entering the marketplace. The Bureau is asking U.S. art and antiquities market leaders to spread the word that preventing illegally obtained artifacts from reaching the market helps stem the transfer of funds to terrorists.
  • Medicare Fraud

    20 Aug 2015 | 6:30 am
    A hospice executive received a federal prison term for submitting millions of dollars’ worth of fraudulent claims to Medicare and using the ill-gotten gains to fund her lavish lifestyle.
  • Theft of Trade Secrets: Former DuPont Employee Sentenced

    17 Aug 2015 | 5:50 am
    A second former DuPont employee was recently sentenced for his role in a conspiracy led by a South Korean company to steal proprietary information related to Kevlar, a trademarked product developed and sold by DuPont.
  • Loan Sharks Sentenced

    13 Aug 2015 | 5:40 am
    The two top leaders of an Albanian criminal organization operating in the Philadelphia area were sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms for running a violent loan sharking and illegal gambling ring.
 
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  • Business E-Mail Compromise

    28 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    A sophisticated scam is costing companies worldwide millions of dollars.
  • ISIL and Antiquities Trafficking

    26 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    The FBI is asking for help in halting the trade of looted and stolen cultural artifacts.
  • Medicare Fraud

    20 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Inside the case of a hospice executive who falsified millions of dollars’ worth of claims.
  • Former DuPont Employee Sentenced

    17 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    DuPont employee sentenced for role in conspiracy to steal Kevlar-related proprietary information.
  • Loan Sharks Sentenced

    13 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Leaders of Albanian crime group used violence and intimidation in business dealings.
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    NTOA

  • Nominations for Board of Directors – Deadline Aug. 31

    Mary Heins
    13 Aug 2015 | 10:19 am
    The NTOA is now accepting nominations for 3-year term directors in each region. The deadline to submit a nomination is August 31. Nominations must be submitted with supporting documentation including a one-page resume, a letter of recommendation from the candidate’s immediate superior and from a current NTOA member, as well as a photo of the candidate. Mail nominations to NTOA, PO Box 797, Doylestown, PA 18901, or email nomination documents as attachments to the Executive Director. Online voting begins on Oct. 1 and runs through Nov. 3 at 1700 EST. NOTE: In order to be eligible to vote in…
  • Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. Announced as Keynote Speaker at NTOA Conference

    Mary Heins
    11 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    The National Tactical Officers Association is pleased to announce that Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin will be the keynote speaker at our 2015 Tactical Conference Awards Banquet on Thursday, Sept. 3. Our 2015 conference will take place in Salt Lake City on Aug. 30 through Sept. 4. Sheriff Clarke is an ardent supporter of the law enforcement community and a dynamic speaker on the issues affecting our profession and the communities we protect. He is currently serving his fourth consecutive four-year term as the Sheriff of Milwaukee County, after serving 24 years with…
  • Salt Lake City Conference Scholarship Winners Announced

    Mary Heins
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:49 am
    We are excited to announce scholarship winners for our 2015 tactical conference in Salt Lake City. Again this year, NTOA and its generous sponsors offered scholarships to “individual” members of NTOA. These scholarships cover the conference fee and room cost for winners. A special thanks to our scholarship sponsors: SWAT-Life: Brothers for Adversity Tactical Electronics Vista Outdoor Scholarship winners by region: Eastern Region Terry Crews, Alachua County SO (SWAT Life) Jean-Paul Lara, Greenburgh PD (Vista Outdoor) Charles Bracken, Maryland State Police (Vista Outdoor) Adam Kraft,…
  • Educational Scholarship Winners Announced!

    Mary Heins
    22 May 2015 | 8:33 am
    We congratulate the accomplished students who were awarded our 2015 “James Torkar Educational Scholarship.” Each winner demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement and community service. This program benefits the children of members of the association and provides funding for tuition and other eligible expenses through an IRS 529 College Savings Plan or a direct payment to the educational institution. The 2015 Educational Scholarships were $2,500 for each student. Eastern Region Reilly L. Teal Lexington, KY Heather C. Sandefur Lebanon, TN Central Region Annie M. Eversman…
  • NTOA announces Don Kester as Director of Training and Education

    Mary Heins
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:41 pm
    Don Kester We are pleased to announce Capt. Don Kester (ret.) as the NTOA’s new Director of Training and Education. Don will lead the association’s training and education department and a prestigious cadre of instructors. He will also manage NTOA training courses, seminars and conferences, as well as develop strategic plans to keep the NTOA at the forefront of law enforcement training and practices. Don served more than 23 years with the Pima County (AZ) Sheriff’s Department, retiring in 2015. His assignments with the department included training director, patrol district commander,…
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  • DMPS Recon AR-15

    Aaron
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    DPMS still makes great AR-15’s. The DPMS Panther Arms Recon AR-15 was delivered several upgrades and accessories that more professional shooters are expecting in an AR-15. The addition of a heavy stainless steel barrel, Magpul MOE collapsible stock, Magpul MOE pistol grip, MOE front and rear back-up sights (BUIS), a low profile gas block and an AAC flash hider, makes the DPMS Recon more than an attractive AR-15; it is a rifle put together with the serious shooter in mind. The DPMS Recon rifle was actually developed by one of the company’s technicians at home. He was playing…
  • New Colt LE6920MPS AR-15

    Aaron
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The new LE6920MPS with black Magpul MOE slim furniture. Colt has recently announced the delivery of a new line of AR-15’s in the LE6920 series. The original LE6920 series has been significantly successful in law enforcement for the reliability and quality of Colt AR-15’s, and the fact that Colt priced their basic LE AR-15 under $1000. Though basic, the LE6920 came ready for use with a Magpul rear back-up sight (BUIS) and one Magpul P-mag. The new line of LE6920 rifles come pre-packaged with very popular Magpul slim furniture; including, the SL hand guard, MOE SL carbine stock,…
  • Survival Armor Modular Rifle Plate Carrier

    Aaron
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Survival Armor is a relative newcomer to the ballistic vest arena, but they bring industry experts with over 75 years of experience.  One of the Survival Armor products that has grabbed my attention is their Modular Rifle Plate Carrier.  American law enforcement are responding to threats from mass casualty incidents, such as Active Shooter Events (ASE), or terrorist actions. In these critical incident responses, the soft body armor meant to defeat pistol and shotgun rounds are just not enough protection. The Survival Armor Modular Rifle Plate Carrier is a perfect means of up-armoring…
  • Crimson Trace CMR-206 Rail Master Green Laser Sight

    Aaron
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The CMR-206 Rail Master mounts easily to the Glock’s Picatinny rail. Crimson Trace is one of the world leaders in laser aiming devices, and their new CMR-206 Rail Master Universal Green Laser Sight has several key features that should make it attractive to professional and self-defense shooters alike. Designed to attach to the Picatinny rail on polymer framed pistols, the CMR-206 fits snuggly to the pistol without getting in the way of the shooter’s proper grip or trigger pull. The CMR-206 Rail Master can also be attached to rifles and shotguns equipped with Picatinny style…
  • Carlson’ Tactical Breacher Muzzle Brake

    Aaron
    23 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Carlson’s Tactical Breacher Muzzle Brake provides officers with several positive features. The need to breach doors is nothing new to law enforcement. However, modern methods have gone well beyond the brute force of early law enforcers. One of the modern methods is shotgun breaching, and Carlson’s Choke Tubes of Atwood, Kansas has recently released their Tactical Breacher’s Muzzle Brake. Carlson’s Choke Tubes may come from a small American town, but their products carry a much larger impact in the shotgun world. Their choke tubes are well-known in the hunter’s…
 
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  • 5th Circuit Overturns Birth Control Ruling: Houston Baptist University Must Provide Contraceptives

    Leah Newman
    4 Aug 2015 | 6:55 am
    The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a Houston university must allow female employees to access a full range of contraception options, despite the fact that officials at the school call some of these options “morally objectionable.” The three-judge panel overturned a previous ruling that allowed Houston Baptist University to withhold some contraceptive methods from female employees. In the decision, the panel of judges stated that the federal law, which grants free access to a number of birth control methods, does not hinder the individual’s exercise of…
  • Would New DOT Rules to Fight Trucker Fatigue Have Prevented Deadly Tracy Morgan Accident?

    Leah Newman
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:52 pm
    It is rare that a car versus tractor trailer accident makes national news, but when a celebrity is involved it can quickly rocket to the headlines nationwide. While the June 2014 accident involving a limo which carried comedian Tracy Morgan received a lot of media coverage, the recent settlement of litigation stemming from the accident has not attracted as much attention. Earlier this month, Walmart announced it had reached a settlement in the suit filed by Morgan, and fellow limo occupants Ardley Fuqua and Jeffrey Millea. The terms of the settlement are sealed, but both Walmart President and…
  • These Stories Are Some of The Weirdest and Most Amazing Being Reported About The Recent Texas Flooding

    McDonald Worley
    3 Jun 2015 | 7:48 am
    The recent floods in Texas have been truly devastating to the families and businesses affected by the storm waters.  The torrential rains have resulted in flooding in over two dozen counties, massive property damage, and tragically the loss of as many as two dozen lives according to most recent reports. Governor Greg Abbott in Texas has declared a state of disaster and the floodwaters have caused destruction across Houston (our national office is located in Houston), Austin, San Marcos, Wimberley, Dallas and other locations across the State.  The following are some of the most amazing…
  • Involved in a Serious Auto Accident? Here’s What You Need to Remember to Do

    McDonald Worley
    21 May 2015 | 9:48 am
    Wham! One moment you were driving calmly down the street, you are listening to your favorite radio station, thinking about what you need to get done today before you can get home and relax. The next moment… impact. A semi-truck colliding with you can feel like a 10 ton wrecking ball slamming your car out of nowhere — for that matter,  a small sedan with enough speed can can feel that way too. Everything slows, the world strangely comes into focus as glass shatters and you and your vehicle are smashed unexpectedly. The screaming of rubber tires on road ultimately stops, the echoes…
  • [Roundup] Top Class Action and Lawsuit News Updates from Across The Nation

    McDonald Worley
    19 May 2015 | 7:39 am
    A number of class action lawsuits across the nation are heating up as they head into summer.  The following is a gathering of the latest news announcements being reported on pending litigation including liability claims against Xarelto, a new Zofran allegation, a huge billion dollar settlement, and including an investor suit tossed to the curb in Texas. Selection of Recent Class Action Events Being Reported Judge Orders the Selection of Cases for Discovery in Xarelto Lawsuit  — According to a pre-trial order, the U.S. District Court Judge Fallon has designated 40-60 specific cases for…
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