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October 10, 2014

Same-sex benefits left off Dallas police-fire pension ballot

Police, fire and EMS who want pension benefits for same-sex partners will have to wait longer - Full Story
October 10, 2014
Jury deadlocked, mistrial declared in Detroit raid case

Jury deadlocked, mistrial declared in Detroit raid case

The jury indicated it was struggling to reach a unanimous decision in the case against Joseph Weekley for a second time - Full Story
October 08, 2014

Court mulls secrecy of national security letters

the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will consider whether the "gag order" that comes with the thousands of national security letters the FBI sends annually is a constitutional violation of free speech rights - Full Story
October 08, 2014

Teen in stabbing rampage to be treated in detention center

Hribal, who turned 17 last week, has been in the detention center since he stabbed 20 students and a security guard at Franklin Regional High School - Full Story
October 07, 2014
Video: Traffic stop prompts suit over window-smashing, TASER

Video: Traffic stop prompts suit over window-smashing, TASER

Police said they resorted to force only after the passenger repeatedly refused to leave the car and kept reaching toward the back seat - Full Story
October 07, 2014

Judge: Ferguson police can't forbid protesters to stand still

Officers violated the Constitution by requiring peaceful protesters to keep moving rather than stand still during demonstrations - Full Story
October 07, 2014
Grand jury: No charges in raid that hurt toddler

Grand jury: No charges in raid that hurt toddler

No charges to be brought against officers involved in a raid that seriously injured a toddler when a flash grenade detonated in his playpen - Full Story
October 06, 2014

Cop killer's commencement speech leads to new Pa. bill

Bill would prevent offenders from causing their victims "mental anguish" - Full Story
October 06, 2014
Prosecutors lose appeal in Detroit officer's raid trial

Prosecutors lose appeal in Detroit officer's raid trial

Appeals court on Monday refused to reverse a decision that dismissed a manslaughter charge against officer who killed a 7-year-old during a raid - Full Story
October 06, 2014

Mo. dispatcher's mistake cost two lives, lawsuit claims

Suit filed Wednesday claims deaths could have been prevented if a 911 dispatcher hadn't sent officers to the wrong address - Full Story



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