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Without Insurance, Year Begins with Uncertainty for Sorrento, Louisiana Police

As the new year begins, the law enforcement situation in Sorrento, which lost its Police Department insurance coverage in November, remains murky. The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office will continue to provide law enforcement at no charge for the town through …

Little Rock, Arkansas Police Work 124 Accidents on Slick Roads

Little Rock, Ark., police say they’ve worked 124 vehicle accidents since wintry weather hit the state on Dec. 6. The police department says 60 accidents involved damages of more than $1,000, while 64 accidents had damages estimated at less than …

ABI Explains UK Riot Coverage; Damages Estimated to Exceed $162 Million

The Association of British Insurers has issued a set of guidelines and an explanation of the insurance coverage incident to the recent riots in London and other UK cities. The ABI estimates that insured losses and damage suffered by individuals …

Hackers Bring Down British Police Web Site

Hackers temporarily knocked offline a Website run by the British police Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA), which targets organized crime in Britain and overseas. Lulz Security, a loosely aligned hacker group which said it brought down the SOCA Website on …

New York City Police Pay More in Liability Claims Than Hospitals

New York City paid nearly $521 million in personal injury and property damage claims in 2010 — marking the first time in 30 years the police department’s liabilities topped those of public hospitals, according to a city comptroller’s report issued …

Florida Judge Questions Tickets in Red Light Camera Debate

A Broward judge has ruled that law enforcement officers cannot ticket drivers for running red lights. It’s another piece of legal wrangling in the ongoing dispute over red light cameras. County Judge Fred Berman recently ruled that tickets for running …

Judge Allows Harassment Suit Against Delaware Police

A Superior Court judge has ruled that a sexual harassment case against Delaware State Police may proceed. State officials wanted to quash the lawsuit by state police secretary Diana L. Miller but Judge Jerome O. Herlihy rejected their arguments. But …