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OC Sheriff Don Barnes talks about fentanyl, the "deadliest drug in the world"

In the 1980s, the United States began to see the beginnings of what would later become a nationwide epidemic of drug abuse. A new cheap smokable version of cocaine known as crack overwhelmed urban...

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Pasadena police officer retires after 35 years of living her purpose

  Tracey Ibarra spent 35 years of her life in law enforcement, the past 31 with Pasadena PD, and brought the same level of enthusiasm to the job during the days leading up to her retirement...

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The word 'unarmed' strikes impression of 'not dangerous,' but nothing could be further from the truth

Police officers respond to a call of a disturbed individual engaging in bizarre behavior. Officers arrive and observe a man ranting and raving unintelligibly while holding a club. Immediately they...

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Pasadena PD gives Shanghai police officers a tour in the City of Roses

  Twenty-four year old Police Officer Ethan Chao specializes in cyber-crimes back home in Shanghai. For him, getting a chance to see first-hand how law enforcement officials at Pasadena...

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More police officers committed suicide last year than were killed in line of duty

Those who follow law enforcement may know that last year, 150 police officers died in the line of duty, while serving and protecting the community. They left family, friends, and loved ones behind to...

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A 2-year-old girl is ordered out of truck at gunpoint, but here's what really happened

A viral video came out of Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 19 after police officers conducting a felony vehicle stop were recorded by a passerby. In the video, a man comes out of the pickup truck...

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A taunting crowd gathered at end of police pursuit, and then a 'twerking' session broke out

Last week in Los Angeles, there was a pursuit of an allegedly armed driver of a red Chevy Tahoe. The chase went on for some time, and eventually news helicopters arrived. During the pursuit, officers...

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New survey confirms majority of guns used by criminals are taken from people's homes and cars

Sadly, robberies, aggravated assaults, gang shootings, and a myriad of gun crimes are an every day occurrence in cities across the country. A day doesn’t go by when you can’t read, see, or hear...

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New laws in 2019 increase police transparency but not without a lot of work

Two significant laws go into effect in 2019 that will greatly impact police departments across California. The first is AB-748, which requires police agencies to publicly release body camera footage...

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Officer Michael Smith was the last officer shot and killed in 2018; the suspect was 'unarmed'

When you look at the list of 148 police officers killed in the line of duty last year there is always a No. 1, and of course a there is always a last one. On December 6, 2018, in Georgia, Henry...

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