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Santa Cruz police Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker (left) and detective Elizabeth Butler were shot and killed during an altercation with a suspect on February 26, 2013. (Santa Cruz Police Department)

Dropped Rape Cases Against Santa Cruz Gunman Highlight Military Issues

An Army official said this week there was not enough evidence to proceed with a rape prosecution against the man who killed two Santa Cruz police officers, fueling the debate over how the military investigates sex crimes.

03/15/2013

Santa Cruz police Sgt. Loran "Butch" Baker (left) and detective Elizabeth Butler were shot and killed during an altercation with a suspect on February 26, 2013. (Santa Cruz Police Department)

Military Questioned Over Dropped Rape Case Against Santa Cruz Gunman

Sen. Barbara Boxer questioned Wednesday whether the military erred when it dropped rape charges and discharged a soldier who later shot and killed two police detectives in Santa Cruz.

03/13/2013

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) (CBS)

Rep. Speier Wants Probe Into Dropped Charges Against Santa Cruz Cop Killer

A Peninsula congresswoman has called for an investigation into the Army’s dropped rape charges against a man who shot and killed two Santa Cruz police officers.

03/12/2013

Christopher Dorner (Photo by LAPD via Getty Images)

Details Emerge On Fugitive Ex-LAPD Cop’s Last Days, Death

Fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner hid in a mountain condominium as a door-to-door manhunt took place outside and, after he finally made his break, apparently killed himself with a gunshot to the head amid a fiery battle with police.

02/15/2013

Aerial view of the burning cabin where  fugitive suspect Christopher Dorner was engaged in a gun battle with authorities in Big Bear, Feb. 12, 2013. (CBS)

Sheriff Says Deputies Didn’t Intentionally Burn Cabin With Ex-Cop Fugitive Inside

The San Bernardino County Sheriff maintained Wednesday that his deputies did not intentionally burn down the mountain cabin where a wanted former LAPD police officer is thought to have died.

02/13/2013

Christopher Dorner (Photo by LAPD via Getty Images)

Dead Fugitive Ex-Cop Hid Out Near Police Post In Big Bear

It now turns out that as police searched the Big Bear Lake area of California for days, fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner was hiding in a vacation cabin across the street from their command post.

02/13/2013

Aerial view of the burning cabin where  fugitive suspect Christopher Dorner was engaged in a gun battle with authorities in Big Bear, Feb. 12, 2013. (CBS)

Fugitive Ex-Cop’s Body Found Inside Burned Cabin Near Big Bear

Christopher Dorner, the former police officer who was suspected of killing four people and was the subject of an intense statewide manhunt, has died after being barricaded in a cabin that was later engulfed in flames, CBS News has learned from law enforcement sources.

02/12/2013

Police Sirens

Santa Cruz Area ‘Wanted Widow’ Injured In 2nd Shootout With Cops

A California widow who eluded capture after firing a shot at a police officer during a car chase last month has been wounded during her weekend arrest.

12/03/2012

A San Jose Police patrol car. (CBS)

2 Sought After Shootout Inside San Jose Jewelry Shop

Police are looking for two armed men who got into a shootout with the owner of a jewelry store during an attempted robbery this morning, police said.

11/26/2012

San Jose Chase, Arrest

San Jose Crime Spree Suspect Appears In Court

A 26-year-old San Jose man charged in connection with a series of violent crimes last weekend, including opening fire on a police officer, remains in custody after making his first court appearance.

11/21/2012

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