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August 21, 2014

LA to settle pursuit, fatal shooting lawsuit for $5M

Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to pay $5M to the family of an unarmed, disabled man who was killed by police in a shooting captured on TV - Full Story
August 20, 2014

Video: Fla. cop faces charges after firing rifle at suspect

Officer David Johnston faces charges of shooting into an occupied vehicle and discharging a firearm in public in the Feb. 24 shooting - Full Story
August 19, 2014

Pregnant Ky. cop told to do field work or no pay

Officer Lyndi Trischler, who's been patrolling the streets of Florence, Kentucky, for the last 2.5 years, is 7.5 months pregnant - Full Story
August 19, 2014

DA taking NY in-custody death to grand jury

A New York prosecutor says he's asking a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer - Full Story
August 15, 2014

SC deputy won't face charges in shooting of man reaching for cane

Prosecutors will not file criminal charges in the February incident, saying the shooting was an accident and the deputy had no criminal intent - Full Story
August 15, 2014

Minn. judge: Law allowing off-duty carry at games supercedes NFL ban

Last season, the NFL implemented a new policy forbidding handguns for all but officers and private security working at games - Full Story
August 08, 2014

NYC agrees to settle in pursuit fatality case

Tamon Robinson died in April 2012 during a police pursuit in Canarsie, Brooklyn - Full Story
August 07, 2014

Lawsuit filed in off-duty brawl, fatal shooting of Mo. firefighter by cop

Firefighter punched officer in the face during the struggle, resulting in several broken facial bones - Full Story
August 07, 2014
Family of LAPD officer killed in off-duty crash files lawsuit

Family of LAPD officer killed in off-duty crash files lawsuit

Det. Ernest L. Allen Sr. was killed May 9 when an out-of-control concrete truck barreled downhill and slammed head-on into Allen's pick-up truck - Full Story
August 07, 2014

NYC asks court to drop appeals in stop-frisk cases

City has asked a federal appeals court to drop the city's appeals and lift the stay of a judge's ruling that its police stop-and-frisk tactic sometimes discriminates - Full Story



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