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September 30, 2014
Testimony resumes in Detroit cop's trial for deadly raid

Testimony resumes in Detroit cop's trial for deadly raid

Officer insists he accidentally pulled the trigger during the fatal raid when a witness grabbed his gun - Full Story
September 29, 2014
Court reverses parole denial in '73 trooper murder

Court reverses parole denial in '73 trooper murder

Man convicted in the shooting death of an NJ state trooper was ordered released on parole by a state appeals court Monday - Full Story
September 28, 2014

Judge denies immunity in Tenn. cavity-search suit

2010 cavity search did turn up cocaine, and the suspect was charged with a federal drug crime - Full Story
September 26, 2014

Court program gives prostitutes another chance

Five-year-old human trafficking court honored five new graduates — women who spent years or even decades on the street before entering the program - Full Story
September 26, 2014
CHP officer resigns, woman gets $1.5M in freeway incident

CHP officer resigns, woman gets $1.5M in freeway incident

A woman punched repeatedly by a CHP officer on the side of a freeway will receive $1.5 million under a settlement - Full Story
September 25, 2014

Feds to undertake review of fatal Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

Justice Department has begun its latest review of department practices following grand jury's decision not to indict officers in fatal shooting - Full Story
September 24, 2014

Fla. student found guilty in window-shattering traffic stop

A jury found a University of Central Florida student guilty of resisting arrest Friday in a confrontation with an officer that was caught on camera last year - Full Story
September 24, 2014

Video: No indictment in fatal Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

Caller reported suspect was waving a rifle in the store. Police said he didn't obey commands to put down what turned out to be an air rifle - Full Story
September 22, 2014

Prosecutor to drop all Seattle marijuana tickets

Most tickets were issued by a single police officer who disagrees with the legal pot law - Full Story
September 19, 2014
Lawsuit filed after Twitter parody sparks police raid

Lawsuit filed after Twitter parody sparks police raid

Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol - Full Story



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