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German Officials Seize Server With U.S. Police Files Stolen in Data Breach

At the behest of the U.S. government, German authorities have seized a computer server that hosted a huge cache of files from scores of U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies obtained in a Houston data breach last month. …

Law Enforcement Officers 3 Times More Likely to Be Injured Than Other Workers

An estimated 669,100 law enforcement officers were treated in emergency departments across the nation for nonfatal injuries between 2003 and 2014, according to a study by researchers at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Law enforcement officers …

Jury Awards $15M to Survivor of Georgia Crash That Killed 5

Nearly two years after a Louisiana truck driver caused a seven-car crash killing five Georgia Southern University nursing students, a jury has awarded a survivor $15 million in a civil suit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports jurors deliberated for about four …

Trucking Firm to Settle Fatal Crash of 5 Georgia Students for Millions

The employer of a tractor-trailer driver blamed for a fiery interstate crash that killed five Georgia nursing students has agreed to settle wrongful death lawsuits for large sums, with at least one victim’s family receiving $14 million, attorneys in the …

Georgia Announces $10 Million Truck Safety Campaign

Georgia will spend $10 million to add officers to the state law-enforcement division focused on watching and inspecting commercial trucks, Gov. Deal announced June 11 along a stretch of interstate where tractor-trailers recently caused a pair of crashes that killed …

Georgia Officers Issue 270 Tickets Under ‘Slow Poke’ Law

The Georgia State Patrol says officers have written about 270 tickets under a law that makes it illegal to block faster drivers in the left-hand lane. The state’s so-called “slow poke” law took effect in July 2014. WSB-TV reports officers …

Kinsale Introduces Law Enforcement/Police Professional Liability Product

Kinsale Insurance Co. has launched a new law enforcement/police professional product. Eligible accounts include boroughs, cities, counties, townships and villages’ law enforcement departments serving populations of 100,000 or less. Larger venues may be submitted for underwriting review. Target law enforcement/police …

Texas’ Travis County Getting Serious About Property Crime Backlog

A fingerprint examiner for the Travis County sheriff’s office in Texas will devote the next six months to clearing a backlog of more than 600 property crime cases that piled up over the past 17 months. Most of the cases …

Louisiana City Enforcing Junked Vehicles Law

Lafayette, La., police are once again enforcing a law against rusting and broken-down vehicles. The move comes seven years after a lawsuit put the anti-blight effort on hold and forced a reworking of the city’s junked vehicle ordinance. Police Chief …

PSDA Expands Firearm Coverage for Retired Law Enforcement

The Public Servants Defense Agency (PSDA) has broadened coverage available to retirees allowed to carry firearms under the Law Enforcement Officer’s Safety Act (LEOSA). As a result of this product enhancement, PSDA’s LEOSA Self-Defense Plan provides both defense and indemnity …