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June 14, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The police chief of Clay City was fatally shot after he cuffed a suspect's hands in the front instead of the back, authorities said. In most circumstances, officers cuff in the back to restrict mobility. But cuffing in the front was a practice that Chief Randy Lacy, 55, often used when arresting people he knew, said Greg Adams, a Powell County sheriff's deputy.
May 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Police killed 15 gunmen Wednesday in a fierce battle after tracking assailants believed to have abducted and killed four policemen. About 40 armed assailants, whose tactics and weaponry resembled those of drug gangs, drove into the Mexican town of Cananea, 20 miles south of the Arizona border, and seized four policemen, Sonora state police said in a statement. The bullet-riddled bodies of the four, along with 50 spent cartridges, were found alongside a road hours later.
April 7, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Pasadena lawyer who was allegedly high on methamphetamine when he crashed into a Kern County sheriff's deputy's car and sent the officer plummeting to his death in the Kern River Canyon has been arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide. Daniel Patrick Willsey, 46, was arrested at his home Thursday by the California Highway Patrol in the Nov. 14 death of Deputy Joe Hudnall.
March 29, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
The head of Guatemala's prison system resigned after the killings of four policemen inside a maximum-security prison raised fears of drug-gang links to senior officials. Victor Rosales stepped down two days after the resignations of the interior minister and the chief of police were accepted in the wake of the slayings of three Salvadoran politicians and their driver and four of the Guatemalan police officers accused of killing them.
March 21, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
A Hawaiian Gardens gang member was convicted Tuesday of murdering a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy in June 2005. Jose Luis Orozco, 29, was found guilty by a jury of first-degree murder with special circumstances of murder of a police officer and possession of a firearm by a felon. Prosecutors will seek the death penalty when the penalty phase of his trial begins next week.
March 15, 2007 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
Southern California's street-gang problem drew national attention Wednesday when the FBI announced that a South Whittier gang member sought in a brutal attack on two sheriff's deputies would be placed on its 10 most wanted list. Emigdio Preciado Jr., also known as "Junior," "Trigger," "Spooky" and "Snyper," will join a list that includes Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Colombian drug lord Diego Leon Montoya Sanchez and Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger.
March 5, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A top Honduran police commander and his bodyguard were killed by gunmen thought to be linked to drug traffickers smuggling cocaine along the country's isolated Atlantic coast, authorities said. Operations chief Rigoberto Aceituno, Honduras' fourth-highest-ranking policeman, was killed Saturday outside his home in the capital, Tegucigalpa, when gunmen opened fire from a car, said Security Ministry spokesman Miguel Martinez.
March 3, 2007 | Joe Mozingo, Times Staff Writer
A man who fled to Mexico after murdering a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop nearly five years ago was sentenced in a Pomona courtroom Friday to life without the possibility of parole. Jorge Arroyo Garcia, 30, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for shooting Deputy David March during a traffic stop near Irwindale in the San Gabriel Valley in 2002. Garcia was arrested by Mexican authorities at his uncle's ranch outside of Guadalajara a year ago and handed over to the U.
February 25, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Fifteen police officers were killed Saturday when suspected rebels ambushed their patrol in India's remote northeast, officials said. Sixty armed police officers who had been supervising elections in Bishenpur district were traveling in six vehicles back to their headquarters when rebels fired on them with automatic weapons, local police chief Jayanta Singh said. A fierce gun battle ensued, and the rebels then fled into dense forest, Singh said.
February 23, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sheriff Lee Baca said Thursday that he supported legislation that would make it a federal offense for anyone to flee the country after killing a peace officer in the United States. The matter is significant to Baca because the man accused of killing Sheriff's Deputy David March in 2002 managed to avoid prosecution for more than four years by fleeing to Mexico. Legislation introduced recently by Rep.
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