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August 31, 2015

Court to rule if Calif. death penalty is cruel, unusual

More prisoners have died of natural causes on death row than have perished in the death chamber - Full Story
August 31, 2015

Ohio's deadly force standard for police states 'life is of the highest value'

Most police agencies have standards that meet or exceed the state language, but this measure 'will raise the bar' - Full Story
August 28, 2015

Judge overseeing Seattle police reforms asks for accountability 'framework'

Key players were asked to submit their ideas for a comprehensive approach to establishing accountability systems - Full Story
August 26, 2015

Calif. lawmakers reject bill to develop local body camera policies

The law would have directed agencies to develop a policies on body cameras and procedures for public access - Full Story
August 25, 2015

Md. issues statewide guidelines to prevent profiling

The guide applies to a broader range beyond traffic stops, including routine operations and ongoing investigations - Full Story
August 25, 2015

Pa. city discusses disbanding their police force

Council members discussed disbanding the police department as a way to alleviate deficit - Full Story
August 24, 2015

Activists want changes to Md. police officers' bill of rights

Critics say the bill creates roadblocks in holding police accountable in cases of misconduct - Full Story
August 19, 2015

Fall trial set for cop charged in fatal traffic stop in Ohio

The university fired Officer Ray Tensing shortly after his indictment on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter - Full Story
August 19, 2015

Prosecutor: ICE agent not charged in Detroit man's death

Evidence and witness statements showed the agent was 'justified by the laws of self-defense' - Full Story
August 18, 2015

White House is zeroing in on the heroin epidemic

About $2.5M from President Obama's anti-drug programs will target heroin abuse and $1.3M will go to fight trafficking - Full Story



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