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Fayette County sheriff's canine unit seizes 60 pounds of marijuana
Austin American-Statesman
Chalk up another drug bust for Lobos, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office canine who with his handler, Deputy Randy Thumann, discovered about 60 pounds of marijuana in a spare tire of a pickup, authorities said in a statement.

The pair on Friday stopped a 2013 Dodge truck on Interstate 10 near Engle around 10 a.m. for a traffic violation, the statement said. The deputy talked to the driver and passenger and got permission to search the vehicle, the sheriff's office said.
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Border sheriff calls out inaccurate cartel reporting
Breitbart
Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra has called out the inaccurate reporting done by the Daily Mail for a story about life on the Texas border. The sheriff's office claims public information officer J.P. Rodriguez was wrongfully quoted for statements that he did not make and that the staff never discussed "events on the border."
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What 1 sheriff thinks about the largest release of federal prisoners ever
KERA News
Sometime between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2, something unprecedented will happen at the nation's federal prisons — he largest one-time release of federal prisoners in U.S. history. The first 6,000 of an expected 46,000 federal prison inmates will be released in that four day window. It's the result of a downward revision in mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenders, a change that's being made retroactively.

According to The Washington Post, 2,000 inmates — one-third of the first inmates to be released — are, in the words of a justice department official, "foreign citizens who will be quickly deported." A.J. "Andy" Louderback, sheriff of Jackson County and legislative director of the Sheriff's Association of Texas, is raising a red flag. He says sheriffs across the state are always going to be concerned at the local level whenever there's this type of action by the federal government.

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Operation Cross Country: Recovering victims of child sex trafficking
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Operation Cross Country, a nationwide law enforcement action that took place last week and focused on underage victims of prostitution, has concluded with the recovery of 149 sexually exploited children and the arrests of more than 150 pimps and other individuals.
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Police defend use of taser on Texas councilman
CBS News
Police officials in a small, predominantly black Texas college town are defending the decision to use a stun gun on a city council member when he intervened as officers questioned his friends outside his apartment. The video out of Prairie View is raising questions about police use of force. A councilman is seen getting tased while on his knees and with his back to officers. Police say he was resisting arrest.
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7 tips for building a diverse workforce
PoliceOne.com
The majority of citizens don't care about the race of the officer who shows up when they call as long as they are treated with respect. However, departments across the country are being pressed to hire workforces that are reflective of the communities they serve.
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Police body cams show dramatic rescue of undocumented immigrants in Texas
KSTU-TV
Dramatic footage shows police officers responding to 39 undocumented immigrants who were crammed into the back of a semitrailer and seemingly in distress last month, and officers responded after someone observed the people and driver and called 911.
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Gun debate divides nation's police officers, too
NPR
After the recent mass shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, the national media gave a lot of attention to the fact that the local sheriff, John Hanlin, is an ardent supporter of gun rights. He'd written a letter to Vice President Joe Biden shortly after the Dec. 14, 2012, massacre of schoolchildren at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, saying gun control was not the answer. In the letter, Hanlin pledged not to enforce gun regulations he believed to be unconstitutional.
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5 phases of the active shooter: A tactical reload
PoliceOne.com
The question is continually asked after every active shooter event: "Can we do anything to prevent this insanity?" The answer is, "We can't prevent them all, but we can prevent many if more people understood the Five Phases of the Active Shooter." Lives can be saved if the shooter is interrupted during the first four of the five phases these killers generally pass through.
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