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Law Enforcement Today | April 18, 2014

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In Memoriam – Officer Chris Cortijo

April 10, 2014 | 2

Chief Charlie Beck of the Los Angeles Police Department sadly reports that Motor Officer Chris Cortijo, 51, passed away due to injuries he sustained in a traffic crash 4 days ago.

Officer Chris Cortijo was stopped at … Read More

Jaycee Dugard Rescuer Suing for Right to Carry a Gun

April 10, 2014 | 1

In 2009, Sergeant Allison “Ally” Jacobs initiated an investigation of convicted sex offender Phillip Garrido. Her finely tuned “gut instinct” led to the rescue of Jaycee Dugard and her two daughters who were fathered by her captor. … Read More

In Memoriam – NYPD Officer Dennis Guerra

April 10, 2014 | 1

Commissioner William “Bill” Bratton, of the New York Police Department sadly reports that Officer Dennis Guerra, 38, died early yesterday morning.

Officer Guerra and his partner, Officer Rosa Rodriguez, 36, were on duty Sunday when they responded … Read More

Attorney General Holder: Gun Owners Should Wear GPS Monitoring Devices

April 8, 2014 |

On Friday, April 4, 2014, Attorney General Eric Holder told the House of Representative Appropriations Subcommittee that the Department of Justice is looking to technology to solve gun violence. Specifically, the AG is looking for money to … Read More

FBI: Moroccan Was About to Fly Toy Planes with Bombs into Schools

April 8, 2014 |

On Monday, April 7, 2014, the FBI detained a Moroccan national, El Mehdi Semlali Fahti, 27, was detained on immigration charges of false statements made during an application for political asylum.  An undercover FBI agent recorded Fahti … Read More

Predicting Crime with Twitter

April 8, 2014 |

Social media has found many uses, but one might hesitate to think that a message that is limited to 140 characters could be helpful in predicting crime. Sure, Twitter has made a major impact on our world… … Read More

PTSD in First Responders

April 7, 2014 |

The latest shooting at Fort Hood by Specialist Lopez, who was undergoing evaluation for the symptoms of PTSD raises concerns of LEOS who also suffer from PTSD. Somewhere between 10 – 15% of have suffered from PTSD. … Read More

Behind the Tributes

April 6, 2014 |

TEAM LET member Officer Rose Borisow creates the graphics for our fallen officer and fallen K-9 articles.  She has served with the Montgomery County, Maryland Police Department for 26 years.  Officer Borisow works the midnight shift and is the only female officer … Read More

ILEETA Conference 2014

April 5, 2014 |

I just returned from International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) Conference in Chicago. I first joined this association in 2007. I attend because training is an investment, not an expense. The primary challenge before law … Read More