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March 28, 2015

Lawyer: 'Indifference' led to inmate death, prison silence

Deputy prisons chief Brian Connett defended the state Department of Corrections as a responsible steward of the safety and security of guards and inmates - Full Story
March 28, 2015

Ex-police officer indicted for excessive use of ECD at traffic stop

Timothy Runnels was arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Missouri, on two counts apiece of deprivation of civil rights and of obstruction of justice - Full Story
March 27, 2015

Police chiefs urge veto of bill making officer names secret

Bill would require police to keep the names of officers involved in shootings secret for two months - Full Story
March 26, 2015

Mo. police to limit tear gas use in settlement with Ferguson protesters

Three agencies will restrict their use of tear gas and other chemical agents on crowds as part of a lawsuit settlement with six protesters - Full Story
March 26, 2015

Video: Car bursts into flames after border agent deploys ECD

Family's attorney believes gas inside the vehicle was ignited by the ECD, causing the deadly explosion - Full Story
March 25, 2015
Critics say Utah firing squad law tarnishes state's image

Critics say Utah firing squad law tarnishes state's image

Utah lawmakers say they took a pragmatic approach in approving the firing squad as a form of execution if lethal-injection drugs aren't available - Full Story
March 24, 2015
State bills would limit access to police body cam videos

State bills would limit access to police body cam videos

Supporters say the privacy rights of crime victims and witnesses need protecting, and that police need to limit the broad and costly public records requests they're getting - Full Story
March 24, 2015
Ohio cop charged in 137-round shooting wants bench trial

Ohio cop charged in 137-round shooting wants bench trial

Allowing white cop to have judge decide his fate in OIS that killed 2 black suspects would be unfair because it excludes blacks from being jurors, prosecutors argued - Full Story
March 24, 2015

Police seek remedy for NC neighbor who stands at his door naked

Police say that, while the man may be annoying his neighbors, he hasn't been charged because what he's done isn't illegal - Full Story



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