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Toronto van attack: The cop who didn’t shoot

Scott Gilmore: Amidst the chaos and horror, a Toronto police officer calmly faced down the driver. It’s a moment we should remember.<p><i>(This story has</i> …

Former 911 Operator Who Cut Short Thousands Of Calls Is Sentenced To 10 Days

An unconscious woman, a robbery in progress, cars racing on the interstate: All of these incidents led people to call Houston's 911 system — but not for long. These were among thousands of calls that were cut short by an operator who Harris County prosecutors said simply hung up on the callers.<p>That …

Police chief defends officers who arrested 2 black men at a Starbucks

Philadelphia's police commissioner is defending his officers' decision to arrest two black men at a Starbucks that prompted social media users to …

Officers killed in the line of duty in 2018

Since the start of 2018, at least 46 law enforcement officers across the U.S. have died while on duty -- with 28 of the deaths caused by gunfire.<p>Roughly 135 cops died in 2016, making it the deadliest year for police officers in at least five years, Fox News has found. While there were fewer deaths …

'ACLU effect' is to blame for Chicago's sharp rise in crime, study says

The American Civil Liberties Union is to blame for a spike in bloodshed on the troubled streets of Chicago – that is the conclusion of a new study released by the University of Utah.<p>You may remember the shooting of Laquan McDonald. Dramatic video of a Chicago police officer shooting him 16 times …

Research

A Calgary police officer is in a stable condition and a suspect is dead after an incident in Abbeydale

A police constable is recovering in hospital after a gun battle Tuesday with a robbery suspect, who was later found dead in a burned out garage.<p>It’s …

Why Don't Police Shoot at the Arms or Legs?

The vast majority of police officers are fortunate enough to go their entire careers without having to fire their sidearms outside of training or …

French police officer who offered himself to gunman in exchange for hostage dies

A French police officer who offered himself up to an Islamic extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage died of his injuries, raising the death toll …

‘Congratulations … That’s a federal offence!’ Police arrest man for impersonating a U.S. Marshall

Police in Boynton Beach, Florida arrested a man earlier this week after he was captured on their body cameras telling them he was a United States …

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Arizona Pedestrian in First Apparent Such Fatality

SAN FRANCISCO — Arizona officials saw opportunity when Uber and other companies began testing driverless cars a few years ago. Promising to keep oversight light, they invited the companies to test their robotic vehicles on the state’s roads.<p>Then on Sunday night, an autonomous car operated by Uber — …

Autonomous Vehicle

Distracted Driving in Manitoba Will Now Lead to Automatic Licence Suspension [u]

The Government of Manitoba has introduced new legislation that will cause distracted drivers to automatically have their licence …

Distracted Driving

Driver Tries To Pass Homer Simpson License Off As Real To Cops

D'oh!<p>As far as fake documentation goes, it certainly needed some more work.<p>An unidentified driver in Milton Keynes, southern England, presented a …

Tesla driver claims to have successfully used ‘Autopilot defense’ to get ticket dismissed

Over the years, Tesla drivers have blamed Autopilot, the company’s driver assist system, for a bunch of crashes and even their drunk driving.<p>Now a Model S driver claims to have successfully used Autopilot as a defense to get out of a ticket for using his cellphone during arguably reckless …

Will police unions let the city do something about obese cops?

Post reporters Julia Marsh and Jennifer Bain’s story about a morbidly obese city cop suing the NYPD for making him sick shined a spotlight on the …

Police fake rich family’s murders to catch son who thought he’d hired a hitman

A 22-year-old man has been tricked by police into thinking that a hitman he hired had killed his family so that he could inherit their …

Two Ohio police officers killed responding to 911 hang-up call

Two police officers were fatally shot Saturday after responding to a 911 hang-up call at a home just outside of Columbus, Ohio.<p>Westerville police officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joering were shot and killed while responding to a domestic situation at a home in the Columbus suburb. A male suspect …

Men Who Hit Cop With Mercedes In Times Square Arrested, NYPD Says

The two men struck the police officer when he attempted to pull them over for a traffic stop.<p>MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — Two men who rammed a police …

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos Revival Is Finally Getting A Second Season

The 2014 <i>Cosmos</i> revival, <i>A SpaceTime Odyssey</i>, was a massive success, and now, finally, it’s getting the second season it deserves.<p>Executive produced by …

Brave cops leap to save teens from burning vehicle in scary footage caught on their bodycams

Two teenagers are lucky to be alive after two brave policeman risked their own lives to save them.<p>Officers Nicholas Schlei and Nicholas Reid were …

Arizona man impersonated cop, pulled drivers over, police say

An Arizona man was arrested last week after he was caught impersonating a police officer and fooling drivers into pulling over and being searched, police said.<p>In a Facebook post Wednesday, the Tucson Police Department said officers responded to a “suspicious activity call” Dec. 19 where the suspect …

Police officer adopts homeless mother's opioid-addicted newborn

<b>Programming note:</b> Watch "New Day" and "CNN Newsroom" each Friday to see inspiring stories of officers going above and beyond the call of duty.<p><b>Albuquerque, New Mexico (CNN) —</b> Police officers will often tell you there's no such thing as a routine call when you're patrolling the streets.<p>But when …

Removing cops from schools is latest bonehead move by TDSB in the name of equity

Police officers have been posted in a number of Toronto schools for close to a decade. The aim of the School Resource Officer program was to make schools feel safe and to build bridges between cops and kids.<p>This summer, under pressure from activists who called it discriminatory, the Toronto …

Slain Abbotsford police officer used ‘first person in, goes’ tactics

Const. John Davidson did not find cover or wait for backup or a tactical plan when a man began shooting at innocent people in Abbotsford on Monday.<p>In …

Law Enforcement

Police: Pennsylvania trooper saves own life with tourniquet

A Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was shot several times during a traffic stop likely saved his own life by applying a tourniquet to his leg …

DUI

Kingston man charged with impersonating OPP officer

A Kingston man has been charged with assault and impersonating an OPP officer after a bizarre driving incident last week.<p>Around 9 a.m. last Friday, a …

Man pulls two guns on cop before trying to steal the officer's weapon

A man was arrested after he fought with an officer, pulled two guns on him, then tried unsuccessfully to steal the cop's gun on the South Side, authorities said.<p>The officer approached a group of men in the 8800 block of South Wallace Street in Gresham around 1:40 p.m. Sunday, police said.<p>Jamie …

Horrific moment cops shoot dead ’drunk’ student on her birthday after she ploughs car into cop

This is the horrifying moment police shoot dead a university student on her birthday after she ploughed her car into a crowd.<p>The 22-year-old was …

Your schedule could be killing you

Viktor Koen<p>Modern lifestyles are at war with the way our bodies evolved to function.<p>It is 7 p.m. on a spring Friday, and the Highland Hospital emergency room in Oakland, one of the busiest trauma centers in northern California, is expecting. When the patient—a young bicyclist hit by a car—arrives, …

University of California

The "Impossible" 1930s Murder That Still Fascinates Crime Writers

Asking a driver for their license and registration is common procedure from police officers during traffic stops. There’s another practice that was …

Crime