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February 24, 2014

Calif. lawmaker wants statewide template for active shooters

Changes could be coming to the way officers and medical teams respond to so-called active-shooter scenes under a California lawmaker’s bill - Full Story
February 23, 2014
Bills seek to tackle police backlog of untested rape kits

Bills seek to tackle police backlog of untested rape kits

In Memphis, Tenn., alone, there are more than 12,000 untested rape kits going back to the 1980s - Full Story
February 23, 2014

NYPD stop-and-frisk case back to lower court

A federal appeals court returned litigation over NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy to a lower court for a potential settlement between civil liberties groups and the city - Full Story
February 21, 2014

Judge tosses NYPD Muslim spying lawsuit

Intelligence unit didn't discriminate against Muslims with far-reaching surveillance aimed at identifying "budding terrorist conspiracies" at mosques - Full Story
February 20, 2014

Details of shooting emerge in Texas cop killer trial

Brandon Daniel appeared to have a blank stare and his speech was slurred and lethargic, moments after he shot and killed Austin police officer Jaime Padron - Full Story
February 20, 2014

Ohio man who killed trooper opts to stay in prison

His options were to be released early and seek help for his drinking problem or remain in prison to finish his sentence - Full Story
February 20, 2014

Former Ill. police spokeswoman alleges assault, retaliation

In November 2012, spokeswoman had a confrontation with another officer in the News Affairs office, lawsuit states - Full Story
February 20, 2014

NY court: Some police interrogation lies considered coercion

Police can lie when interrogating suspects, but when the lies become "patently coercive," any confession cannot be used as evidence - Full Story
February 19, 2014

LA police commission revises officer shooting reviews

Use of deadly force will now be tied to officer's actions in the moments leading up to the incident - Full Story
February 19, 2014
NY corrections officer gets prison for sex with cop killer

NY corrections officer gets prison for sex with cop killer

A former jail officer who admitted to a behind-bars affair with a man convicted of killing two NYC police officers has been sentenced to one year in prison - Full Story



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