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January 02, 2015
Video: Ala. officer cleared after body cam shows shooting

Video: Ala. officer cleared after body cam shows shooting

The video shows the man lunging at the officer with a hatchet after many commands by the officer to drop the weapon - Full Story
January 02, 2015

Judge to mom who made kids shoplift: Write letter to kids

Judge Fred Moses ordered Thomas to 10 days jail time and to write a letter to her daughters explaining why stealing was wrong - Full Story
January 01, 2015

US senators seek information on FBI phone tracking

Leaders of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday they were seeking answers from the Obama administration about federal law enforcement's use of surveillance technology - Full Story
December 30, 2014

Autopsy: LA man who tried to grab cop's gun shot 3 times

Ezell Ford was shot three times in his right side, right arm and back, according to the report - Full Story
December 29, 2014
Recent parolee charged in shooting of off-duty Mo. cop

Recent parolee charged in shooting of off-duty Mo. cop

According to a court document, Irons and the others in the car followed the officer's truck for the purpose of shooting him - Full Story
December 28, 2014

Court: LAPD policy for impounding cars is OK

State court determined that a policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded after stops is lawful - Full Story
December 27, 2014

13 excused from jury pool in theater shooting case

The judge wants to choose 12 jurors and 12 alternates to hear the case against James Holmes - Full Story
December 23, 2014

Mexican drug cartel member sentenced to 9 years in NH

Prosecutors say Soto's role was to monitor the delivery of 346 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a shipping container - Full Story
December 22, 2014

Judge seems skeptical of sheriff's challenge to Obama immigration plan

Arizona sheriff's lawsuit seeks to halt President Obama's plan to spare nearly 5M people from deportation - Full Story
December 20, 2014

Calif. bill would create statewide standards for police body cams

AB 66 would create a task force "to create a comprehensive policy and best practices manual to be used by state and local law enforcement agencies" - Full Story



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