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Sandra Bland case could be sent to grand jury

The Texas Rangers' investigation findings would be turned over to a district attorney, then submitted to a grand jury - Full Story


Video: Tenn. suspect grabs officer's gun, takes hostages

Newly released video shows how a suspect went from the back of a squad car to taking a room full of people hostage - Full Story


Va. sheriff releases video of struggle with inmate who died

The footage shows a prolonged struggle between an inmate and 5 deputies who shocked her 4 times with a stun gun - Full Story


Court to rule if Calif. death penalty is cruel, unusual

More prisoners have died of natural causes on death row than have perished in the death chamber - Full Story


Man gets probation for helping son avoid arrest after officer's shooting

Levon Dean Sr., 55, and several others were sentenced Tuesday for their roles in aiding Jamal Dean to avoid arrest - Full Story


Cost of hunt for escaped NY killers topped $1M per day

Overtime totaled $41M for the corrections department and $17.6M for state police - Full Story


Officials look at medicine given to woman who died in Ohio jail

An assistant law director says the city is investigating discrepancies between medical and jail logs - Full Story


Mo. woman tries to smuggle heroin to inmate through kiss

She planned to pass heroin balloons from her mouth to an inmate at the state prison, but instead swallowed them - Full Story

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