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February 19, 2015

Mo. measure would keep police recordings from public

Video or audio recorded from any device used by a cop — such as one attached to a car, boat or aircraft — would be exempt from state's open records law - Full Story
February 18, 2015

Governor apologizes to India for Ala. use of force incident

57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel was hurt in a confrontation with Madison police while visiting relatives - Full Story
February 17, 2015

Video: Dash cam turned off during Mo. stop of armed man, suit filed

Police spokeswoman said officer who turned off camera "has been recommended" for discipline, but is appealing - Full Story
February 14, 2015

$25M claim filed in Wash. police shooting, inquest planned

Franklin County Prosecutor said it was too early to speculate about what charges potentially could be brought against the three officers involved - Full Story
February 13, 2015
In close vote, Utah House OKs firing-squad proposal

In close vote, Utah House OKs firing-squad proposal

Rep. Paul Ray argues a team of trained marksmen is faster and more humane than the drawn-out deaths that have occurred in botched lethal injections - Full Story
February 13, 2015
Fla. bill would expand benefits for families of fallen

Fla. bill would expand benefits for families of fallen

Dubbed the Deputy Scott Pine Survivor's Pension Plan, proposal would give families of cops killed 90 days to switch from an investment plan to a pension - Full Story
February 13, 2015

India 'disturbed' by Ala. use of force incident, cop fired

Officer Eric Parker was arrested and is being fired after man from India was slammed to the ground and injured while visiting relatives in Alabama - Full Story
February 10, 2015

Video: Fla. lawyer sparks debate about rights at DUI checkpoints

Doubts over the legality — and wisdom — of the attorney's tactics have been expressed by legal experts and local authorities - Full Story
February 09, 2015

NYPD commish wants to raise resisting arrest to a felony charge

Commissioner William Bratton argued that the change would help deter suspects from fighting with officers - Full Story
February 07, 2015

Mo. attorney general urges changes to deadly force law

Missouri's attorney general proposed Friday that it be illegal for police to use deadly force unless a suspect committed a violent felony or poses a serious threat to others - Full Story



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