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November 25, 2014

Ind. officers who used TASER in viral vid reinstated

Hammond's mayor has returned two officers to regular duty two months after they were accused of using excessive force during a traffic stop - Full Story
November 25, 2014
Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of Ferguson case, pushes for federal charges

Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of Ferguson case, pushes for federal charges

Attorneys for Michael Brown's family on Tuesday vowed to push for federal charges against Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson - Full Story
November 21, 2014
Ariz. sheriff sues Obama over immigration moves

Ariz. sheriff sues Obama over immigration moves

Sheriff who has often clashed with the government over immigration enforcement has filed a lawsuit to stop new policies announced by Obama - Full Story
November 21, 2014

Calif. rapper faces life sentence for album lyrics

District Attorney's office says rapper's album promotes series of shootings that terrorized a neighborhood - Full Story
November 20, 2014

Judges question ATF stings that lure suspects into fake stickups

In Southern California, at least 100 people have shown up for the job. When they did, they were swarmed by federal agents - Full Story
November 20, 2014

University cops say bosses eavesdropped on them in bathrooms

Department secretly installed a surveillance system throughout its headquarters, according to a lawsuit filed by a police union - Full Story
November 19, 2014
NTSB: Gov't aircraft regulations apply to drones

NTSB: Gov't aircraft regulations apply to drones

Government has the power to hold operators accountable when they operate the remote-control aircraft recklessly, a federal safety board ruled Tuesday - Full Story
November 19, 2014
Video: Austin cop opens fire on man ramming cruiser

Video: Austin cop opens fire on man ramming cruiser

Dash cam video has been released capturing the shooting of a burglary suspect as he rammed into an officer’s patrol car in an escape attempt - Full Story
November 18, 2014
Man, 79, charged in pot bust challenges search

Man, 79, charged in pot bust challenges search

Lawyer argues the 2013 police stop and search of suspect's truck were illegal, and everything found as a result cannot be used against him - Full Story
November 18, 2014

Cleveland to pay $3M over deadly police shooting

Thirteen Cleveland police officers fired 137 shots into a car after a high-speed pursuit in 2012 - Full Story



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