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Ill. officer stands trial in fatal beanbag shooting of armed man

Ill. officer stands trial in fatal beanbag shooting of armed man

Officer's attorney argued that officer did what he was trained to do to subdue a dangerous suspect who was coming at him with a knife - Full Story

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Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge

Man suspected of killing 7 refuses to answer judge

A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to respond to the judge during his initial court appearance Wednesday - Full Story

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'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

Increasingly, police investigators and courts are putting their faith in four-legged tools — canines that can detect even small particles of human remains - Full Story

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FBI agents invented defendant to catch judge

To catch a Philly municipal judge they suspected of corruption, FBI agents invented a defendant — complete with a staged arrest and court appearances - Full Story

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Jury begins review of fatal Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

Jury begins review of fatal Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

Man was killed Aug. 5 while holding an air rifle his family said he'd taken off a store shelf. Two officers responded to a call reporting a man waving a gun - Full Story

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Suspect in Ind. officer death pleads not guilty

Suspect in Ind. officer death pleads not guilty

A judge has entered a preliminary not-guilty plea for the man charged in the killing of a police officer during a shootout - Full Story

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Conviction in NYC 'cannibal cop' case overturned

Conviction in NYC 'cannibal cop' case overturned

Judge overturned officer's conviction of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women - Full Story

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Court: Teen in Mexico shot by US agent had rights

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a Mexican teenager killed by a Border Patrol agent was protected by the U.S. Constitution, even though he was on Mexican soil - Full Story

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5 ways defense attorneys try to trip up cops (and how to beat them) Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

5 ways defense attorneys try to trip up cops (and how to beat them)

Cops are frustrated to learn that defense attorneys have no obligation to the truth in defense of their clients, but take solace in the fact that it frustrates an attorney when they’re unable to rattle you - Full Story

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Jurors' social media posts a growing threat to fair trials

Judges and lawyers are increasingly on guard against the status update that could sink a case - Full Story