Commanding officers had determined that the sergeant was a potential danger to himself or others.
The legislation will increase spending on federal community-service programs by 25 percent.
With crude oil stocks high and gasoline demand low, US drivers may get a reprieve from the customary spring spike in gasoline prices this year.
Trenton's ambitious program shows promise in turning around inner-city areas.
At least nine major car companies promise plug-in vehicles by 2013.
New construction has stalled across the US, as the faltering economy chokes off a key source of funding.