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April 23, 2015

Bill would add firing squad to SC execution methods

Lethal injection is the default method of execution in South Carolina; inmates may also choose electrocution - Full Story
April 23, 2015
Former deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease not guilty in killings

Former deputy with Lou Gehrig's disease not guilty in killings

Jury on Thursday found former sheriff's deputy not legally responsible in the killing of his wife and sister-in-law - Full Story
April 23, 2015
Ferguson faces civil lawsuit in fatal OIS

Ferguson faces civil lawsuit in fatal OIS

Attorneys said some evidence had been overlooked in previous investigations - Full Story
April 21, 2015
Low-level Chicago drug offenders to get treatment, not jail

Low-level Chicago drug offenders to get treatment, not jail

Cook County will no longer prosecute most misdemeanor marijuana possession cases and will steer many nonviolent felony drug cases to treatment - Full Story
April 21, 2015

Video: Former Texas cop cleared in traffic stop shooting

Michael T. Martin had faced a maximum of a year in jail if convicted of the class A misdemeanor of official oppression - Full Story
April 21, 2015

Justices: Traffic stop cannot be extended to bring in K-9

Supreme Court said police may not extend a traffic stop to seek evidence of crimes unrelated to the offense that prompted initial stop - Full Story
April 15, 2015

PCP found in body of teen fatally shot by Chicago cop

City Council is scheduled on Wednesday to decide whether to approve a settlement of $5M to suspect's family - Full Story
April 15, 2015
Tulsa sheriff spokesman: Other deputies didn't hear shot

Tulsa sheriff spokesman: Other deputies didn't hear shot

A sheriff's deputy who can be heard in a video cursing at a suspect who later died was unaware that a volunteer deputy had shot the man - Full Story
April 14, 2015
Colo. bill would make schools liable for campus violence

Colo. bill would make schools liable for campus violence

The bill is a response to several fatal school shootings, most recently a 2013 shooting at Arapahoe High School in Littleton - Full Story



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