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Colorado police: Man steals SUV with 4-year-old boy inside, leads officers on rush-hour chase

LONE TREE, Colo. - A dramatic car chase that crisscrossed the Denver area during the Wednesday morning commute started when a man stole an SUV with a 4-year-old boy inside and ended after he carjacked two other vehicles and struck a state trooper. Ryan Stone, a 28-year-old wanted in a drug case, covered about 75 miles before he caused a multivehicle crash at an intersection in Lone Tree, south of Denver. He then ran across a parking lot before appearing to give up, lying face-down in the snow as officers pinned him to the ground.

Witness to testify officers got together before Dziekanski inquiry: Crown

VANCOUVER - A previously unknown witness is expected to tell an RCMP officer's perjury trial that the four Mounties involved in Robert Dziekanski's death gathered at her home for a private meeting before testifying at a public inquiry, the Crown told a B.C. Supreme Court judge on Tuesday. Crown counsel Eric Gottardi signalled that prosecutors intend to allege Const. Kwesi Millington and the other officers got together to co-ordinate their stories as they prepared to appear at the inquiry, where they all testified in early 2009.

Defence tries to block Crown from arguing collusion at officer's perjury case

VANCOUVER - A lawyer for the Mountie who repeatedly stunned Robert Dziekanski with a Taser says the Crown shouldn't be allowed to argue that officers colluded to get their stories straight on the night the man died, because another perjury trial already determined that didn't happen. Const. Kwesi Millington was among four RCMP officers who confronted the Polish immigrant at Vancouver's airport on Oct. 14, 2007, and all four were later charged with perjury for their testimony at a subsequent public inquiry.

S.Africa police filmed beating a man on Cape Town street

South Africa's under-fire police faced a fresh scandal Friday after footage emerged of uniformed officers punching and kicking an unarmed man on a street in Cape Town. The footage, filmed by an eyewitness and posted on YouTube, showed two officers manhandling the suspect, with the help of two uniformed private security guards. A security guard rips the man's trousers off and then a police officer punches and kicks the man in the groin. Another officer holds the man by the neck.

Commanders of Mexico's new police force being trained in France and Colombia

Mexico City, Mar 4 (EFE).- The 390 commanders of Mexico's new Gendarmerie, which will begin operating in July with 5,000 officers, are receiving law enforcement training in France and Colombia, the National Security Commission said. The top commanders of the Gendarmerie, a division of the Federal Police, have been named, the commission, whose chief is Manuel Mondragon y Kalb, said in a statement. The new law enforcement agency's commanders are also taking management and specialized courses at the Center for Economic Research and Teaching, or CIDE, the commission said.

Mexico vigilantes agree not to enter more urban areas

Mexico City, Mar 1 (EFE).- Mexican vigilante groups in the western state of Michoacan have pledged not to enter more cities, municipal seats or other urban areas, authorities said. They made those commitments in a meeting Friday in Apatzingan with the federally appointed commissioner for security and development in Michoacan, Alfredo Castillo, the Government Secretariat said in a statement.

Penpix of personalities in Pistorius trial

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Following are penpix of some of the personalities in the murder trial of Paralympic and Olympic star Oscar Pistorius, which is due to start in Pretoria on Monday: ARNOLD PISTORIUS Pistorius' uncle Arnold has taken the role of family spokesman since the arrest of his nephew, who has been staying at Arnold's mansion in a wealthy Pretoria neighborhood since his release on bail.

Amended indictments filed against two RCMP officers in B.C. Taser perjury case

VANCOUVER - New indictments have been filed against two Mounties accused of perjury at a public inquiry into Robert Dziekanski's death, adding an allegation the officers lied when they testified that they hadn't talked about what happened after his death. Dziekanski, who was immigrating to Canada from Poland, died on the floor of the Vancouver airport after he was repeatedly stunned with an RCMP Taser in October 2007.

Amended indictments filed against two RCMP officers in B.C. Taser perjury case

VANCOUVER - A special prosecutor has filed amended indictments in the cases of two RCMP officers accused of lying at a public inquiry into the Robert Dziekanski case. All four RCMP officers involved in Dziekanski's death were charged with perjury, though one of them, Const. Bill Bentley, has already been acquitted. Const. Kwesi Millington, former corporal Benjamin (Monty) Robinson, and Const. Gerry Rundel all have trials scheduled later this year, with Millington's scheduled for March.

Global police swoop seizes millions in fake food, drink

A global police operation by Interpol and Europol has seized more than a thousand tonnes of fake food and drink worth millions of euros, Europol announced on Friday. "More than 1,200 tonnes of fake and substandard food and nearly 430,000 litres of counterfeit drinks have been seized," The Hague-based Europol said in a statement. Operation Opson III targeted counterfeit schemes in 33 countries in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia over December and January.
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