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August 25, 2014
News media sue over Okla. execution procedures

News media sue over Okla. execution procedures

Prison officials violated the First Amendment when they prevented reporters from viewing portions of the botched execution of a death row inmate earlier this year, two news organizations claim in a federal lawsuit - Full Story
August 25, 2014

Judge lifts federal oversight of Detroit police

Federal judge Monday morning ended an 11-year-old agreement that kept a federal monitor watching over the Detroit Police Department - Full Story
August 23, 2014

Officials fear more protests if no charges against Ferguson officer

The streets of Ferguson have been calm but residents and officials fear a verdict may spark new anger - Full Story
August 22, 2014
Ariz. cop reinstated after demotion over 'sexting'

Ariz. cop reinstated after demotion over 'sexting'

Officer was demoted after she took sexually explicit videos and sent them on her cellphone to a subordinate officer - Full Story
August 22, 2014

Calif. to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

Announcement Thursday came after U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled last month that the state's death penalty takes too long to carry out - Full Story
August 22, 2014

Co-defendant in 'cannibal cop' case wants freedom

Federal judge overturned officer's conspiracy conviction in July, saying his plans to kidnap, kill and eat women were all fantasy - Full Story
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



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