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March 24, 2015
Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad

Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad

Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law approving the method's use when no lethal injection drugs are available - Full Story
March 23, 2015

Justices to review sentences for juvenile offenders

In 2012, justices ruled that judges and juries must take account of age when sentencing those younger than 18 at the time of even the most brutal crimes - Full Story
March 21, 2015
Supreme Court considers impact of disability law on police

Supreme Court considers impact of disability law on police

On Monday, the nation's highest court will consider how police must comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act when dealing with armed or violent people who have psychiatric problems - Full Story
March 19, 2015

Man sentenced in online threat against cop case tied to larger debate

Man who posted Facebook comments threatening former Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson will avoid prison but has been ordered to stay off social media - Full Story
March 17, 2015

Woman files claim against Idaho city after OIS in yard

Seeking $18,000 for emotional distress and damage to her property from bullets - Full Story
March 11, 2015
After final approval, Utah poised to bring back death by firing squad

After final approval, Utah poised to bring back death by firing squad

If the governor signs the measure, Utah would become the only state to allow executions by firing squad if there is a drug shortage - Full Story
March 09, 2015

Calif. cops sue over alleged quotas

Officer say they faced retaliation when they complained and refused to meet alleged ticket and arrest quotas - Full Story
March 08, 2015

Jury sides with Pa. cop in arrest of student photographing police

Officer arrested a college student as he photographed a police encounter with a homeless woman - Full Story
March 06, 2015

Sheriffs from Colo., elsewhere sue state over legal pot

The sheriffs from Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska say that Colorado's 2012 marijuana legalization vote violates federal law - Full Story
March 05, 2015

Jury sides with Chicago cops in fatal OIS, awards no damages

While the jury's verdict was a clear vindication for the officers, the case may be far from over - Full Story



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