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May 25, 2015

Baltimore police contract hurts accountability, study says

The contract states that officers cannot be disciplined if prosecutors place them on the "do not call list" — a list of officers who are not called to testify due to credibility issues - Full Story
May 24, 2015
Calif. governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor

Calif. governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor

Under plan, drivers with lesser infractions would pay half of what they owe, and administrative fees would be slashed from $300 to $50 - Full Story
May 23, 2015
Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage

Michael Brelo, 31, faced as many as 22 years in prison had the judge convicted him on two counts of voluntary manslaughter - Full Story
May 21, 2015

Family of man killed by NY rookie in stairwell sues

Man was accidentally shot after opening a door in a dark stairway that Officer Peter Liang was patrolling - Full Story
May 21, 2015

Indicted Minn. officer arraigned in federal court

Indictment says officer assaulted at least four people while off-duty after identifying himself as an officer - Full Story
May 20, 2015

Video: Dash cam of NC shooting leaked as police face lawsuit

Suspect had a gun poking out of his pocket and appeared to reach for it, according to officer involved - Full Story
May 19, 2015

No charges for off-duty Mo. cop in fatal shooting

Attorney for the family said Tuesday he plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit - Full Story
May 19, 2015

NC court considers trooper's firing over lost hat

Court being asked to decide: If a trooper can't be trusted to tell the truth about why he lost his hat, can he be trusted when he faces a heavier moral choice? - Full Story
May 18, 2015

Mass. top court rules in tainted drug evidence case

Thousands of defendants convicted of drug crimes after a chemist in a state lab tampered with evidence can't be charged with more serious crimes or given harsher sentences if granted a new trial - Full Story
May 18, 2015

Supreme Court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

Left undecided question of whether police should have taken special precautions when arresting armed and violent people suffering from mental illness - Full Story



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