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Armstrong County sheriff's deputy cleared in death of suspect
KWTX-TV
A grand jury has declined to indict an Armstrong County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a domestic violence suspect as the man assaulted a sheriff during booking. Deputy Fleta Barnett opened fire at the jail in Claude as Mitch Thompson, 52, attacked Armstrong County Sheriff J.R. Walker. The sheriff and Barnett on Aug. 31 responded to a domestic disturbance call in Claude and arrested Thompson, who authorities say used a knife to threaten his wife. Thompson overpowered the sheriff during the booking process. A prosecutor said Barnett tried to stop the assault, but she was unable to do so and then shot the suspect.
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Harris County sheriff: Texas man didn't register as sex offender
The Associated Press via Houston Chronicle
The Harris County Sheriff's Office has arrested a sex offender who they say was selling drugs out of his home where he lived with seven children. Authorities say the 32-year-old man had failed to register as a sex offender for the past three years and had provided a fake address. They say he was living at a Pasadena home with seven children, one of whom was his. His connection to the other children is unclear. He was sentenced to five years in prison in 2002 for the sexual assault of a 13 year-old girl.
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Tyler police: Woman leaves baby in car at theater
KBTX-TV
An east Texas woman has been arrested after Tyler police say she left her 5-month-old granddaughter in a car so she could watch a movie. Tyler police say bystanders noticed the infant sleeping in the car seat and called police. The Tyler Fire Department was able to unlock the car and retrieve the child. Police say she wasn't injured.
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Travis County sheriff: Much sorrow in search for senior deputy's body
The Associated Press via Jacksonville Progress
A tearful Travis County Texas sheriff told mourners how hard it was to tell the family of Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis that searchers hadn't managed to find her or her body on the day her patrol car was swept away in a flood. Speaking at Hollis' funeral, which drew peace officers from across Texas and beyond, Sheriff Greg Hamilton described the despair on the searchers' faces when they came up empty-handed.
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Man connected with Virginia student abduction arrested in Galveston
WRIC-TV
The man charged in connection with the disappearance of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is under arrest. Jesse Matthew Jr. Has been charged with one count of abduction with the intent to defile and two counts of reckless driving. Police say that he was not arrested in Virginia and that he will be extradited back to the Commonwealth. A deputy of the Galveston Sheriff's Office took Matthew into custody in Galveston.
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Expert: Apple could face heat from police on refusing data access
Fox News
Apple's tight privacy strategy on devices running its iOS 8 operating system will make life more difficult for law enforcement, warns one retired police official. "It absolutely puts another hurdle in the path of law enforcement," said Raymond Foster, a retired Los Angeles police lieutenant, adding that the tech giant may face pushback from law enforcement agencies.
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Whisper app used to document standoff with police
Business Insider
A man in Grand Prairie used the anonymous sharing app Whisper to document a standoff he was having with police, according to Whisper editor-in-chief Neetzan Zimmerman. The 33-year-old man has been now taken into custody after police used tear gas to force him out of his vehicle.
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Tip: Resources to help prevent police officer suicide
PoliceOne
Have you seen a fellow officer who suddenly begins taking unnecessary risks on and off duty? Have you observed a shift in attitude and/or demeanor, like a change from motivated and professional to apathetic and flippant? If so, you may have an opportunity to save a life, because those are among the behaviors commonly seen in an individual contemplating suicide.

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Austin police patrol high crime area on foot
KVUE-TV
Police are patrolling one of Austin's high crime neighborhoods on foot, and results show it's making a big difference there. The officers are part of the Austin Police Mobile Walking beat. Several times a week, eight officers and a supervisor work each shift in the Rundberg neighborhood in northeast Austin.

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Texas Rangers investigate leak of Adrian Peterson police file
Houston Chronicle
Texas police have launched a criminal investigation into the leaking to the media of the police file on allegations that NFL running back Adrian Peterson recklessly caused bodily injury to his 4-year-old son when punishing him. The Texas Rangers have confirmed that they are investigating the illegal leak after receiving a request from Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon and Houston Police Department officials.

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Why police leaders should be training their replacements
PoliceOne
Leaders can't be created or trained as much as they can be developed. Most people have the seeds of leadership within them, but those seeds don't germinate and grow without some nurturing and encouragement. For this reason among others, leaders should be encouraged to prepare their subordinates to step up and replace them, if necessary.
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Intruder interviewed by Secret Service
The Associated Press via Officer.com
Secret Service agents earlier this summer twice interviewed an Army veteran accused of climbing over a White House fence and running into the executive mansion in the two months before the embarrassing security breach, a federal law enforcement said. In both cases, the official said, the Secret Service concluded there was no evidence that Omar J. Gonzalez was a security threat.
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Oregon police deliver pizza after driver crashed
KPTV-TV via KHON-TV
VideoBriefIn many cases, police officers showing up at your door is a bad thing. But when two officers turned up at one Oregon man's home, they were delivering something good — a pizza. They brought the man's pizza after the delivery driver was hurt in a car crash.
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A police radar gun to detect texting while driving?
CNET
Soon, police offers may be using radar guns to check whether or not drivers are texting. A company called ComSonics is working on a radar gun that can pick up radio frequencies that identify texting drivers.
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