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January 28, 2015
Detroit cop won't go on trial 3rd time in OIS, charge to be dismissed

Detroit cop won't go on trial 3rd time in OIS, charge to be dismissed

The final charge is expected to be dismissed against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old during a raid that was filmed by a reality TV show - Full Story
January 27, 2015
Obama sees need to move on UAV rules after White House incident

Obama sees need to move on UAV rules after White House incident

Says quadcopter that crashed on White House grounds shows that U.S. must update laws to manage expanding frontier of commercial and consumer UAVs - Full Story
January 27, 2015
Appeals court weighs lawsuit in DC shooting of fleeing suspect

Appeals court weighs lawsuit in DC shooting of fleeing suspect

Justice Department, which is defending the two deputy U.S. marshals being sued, says driver was shot only after he struck one of them with his car - Full Story
January 27, 2015
No charges for Calif. man who shot and killed burglar

No charges for Calif. man who shot and killed burglar

80-year-old man was justified in killing a burglar who falsely claimed she was pregnant and asked him not to shoot, LA County DA's office said - Full Story
January 22, 2015

Writer tied to Anonymous gets 5 years for threatening FBI agent

Brown read a lengthy statement before he was sentenced, saying he broke the law to reveal illegal government activity going unpunished - Full Story
January 22, 2015

Gun maker gets Newtown lawsuit moved to federal court

Nine families sued Remington and others in Bridgeport Superior Court in December - Full Story
January 21, 2015

Ex-Sheriff gets 10 years in bizarre NM road rage case

Rodella, who was in plain clothes at the time, said Tafoya was a reckless driver whom he was trying to stop in the interest of public safety - Full Story
January 21, 2015
Video: Intense NJ dash cam video released in fatal OIS

Video: Intense NJ dash cam video released in fatal OIS

The passenger was shot to death when he started to exit the vehicle after officers told him not to move - Full Story
January 20, 2015

DOJ reaches $134K settlement over fake Facebook page

The settlement resolves allegations that the Drug Enforcement Administration took photos and other information from Arquiett's cellphone to create a fake Facebook page - Full Story
January 20, 2015

Controversy rises over police radars that 'see through walls'

These radar detectors use radio waves to determine if someone is inside a home and whether they are moving - Full Story



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