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August 19, 2015

Fall trial set for cop charged in fatal traffic stop in Ohio

The university fired Officer Ray Tensing shortly after his indictment on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter - Full Story
August 19, 2015

Prosecutor: ICE agent not charged in Detroit man's death

Evidence and witness statements showed the agent was 'justified by the laws of self-defense' - Full Story
August 18, 2015

White House is zeroing in on the heroin epidemic

About $2.5M from President Obama's anti-drug programs will target heroin abuse and $1.3M will go to fight trafficking - Full Story
August 17, 2015

NFL, Minn. college win appeal of gun case involving off-duty cops

The decision sends the case back to district court - Full Story
August 14, 2015

Calif. criminalizes hurting volunteer police animals

Bill authorizes up to a year in jail and fines for hurting and harassing animals that are helping law enforcement - Full Story
August 13, 2015

Miami police recruiting in overdrive amid political pressure

Commissioners have increased spending by millions of dollars over the past two years in order to bolster the department - Full Story
August 11, 2015

DC mayor backs releasing certain police body cam footage

Mayor favors release of footage if encounter happened in a public place - Full Story
August 11, 2015

US attorney general praises LEOs as peacemakers

Police are encouraged to be part of the national conversation about improving relationships with minority communities - Full Story
August 08, 2015

NYC sees surge in synthetic pot use, with dire consequences

The harsh side effects have authorities already grappling with how to deal with unstable suspects - Full Story
August 08, 2015

Changes in NYPD street stops proposed after federal trial

Changes to the NYPD's patrol guide are needed to clear up confusion over the department's stop-and-frisk tactics - Full Story



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