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October 06, 2014
High court begins term with case on police actions

High court begins term with case on police actions

A case from NC turns on whether an officer's mistaken belief about a state law still can justify a traffic stop that led to the discovery of cocaine - Full Story
October 03, 2014

Manslaughter charge dropped against Detroit cop in fatal raid

The judge dismissed the charge after defense said prosecutors didn't show that Weekley acted willfully - Full Story
October 03, 2014

No trial for man who crushed 7 police vehicles with tractor

Man was angry about a pot possession arrest when he drove a tractor over six cruisers and a van owned by the Orleans County Sheriffs' Department in 2012 - Full Story
October 02, 2014
Mom may face new charges in NM van pursuit, shooting

Mom may face new charges in NM van pursuit, shooting

Prosecutors aim to file new charges against a woman in a chaotic 2013 traffic stop during which an officer fired shots at her van full of kids - Full Story
October 02, 2014

US appeals court OKs evidence from no-warrant GPS

Court on Wednesday ruled that prosecutors can use evidence gathered after a GPS device was put on a suspect's van without a warrant - Full Story
September 30, 2014
Testimony resumes in Detroit cop's trial for deadly raid

Testimony resumes in Detroit cop's trial for deadly raid

Officer insists he accidentally pulled the trigger during the fatal raid when a witness grabbed his gun - Full Story
September 29, 2014
Court reverses parole denial in '73 trooper murder

Court reverses parole denial in '73 trooper murder

Man convicted in the shooting death of an NJ state trooper was ordered released on parole by a state appeals court Monday - Full Story
September 28, 2014

Judge denies immunity in Tenn. cavity-search suit

2010 cavity search did turn up cocaine, and the suspect was charged with a federal drug crime - Full Story
September 26, 2014

Court program gives prostitutes another chance

Five-year-old human trafficking court honored five new graduates — women who spent years or even decades on the street before entering the program - Full Story
September 26, 2014
CHP officer resigns, woman gets $1.5M in freeway incident

CHP officer resigns, woman gets $1.5M in freeway incident

A woman punched repeatedly by a CHP officer on the side of a freeway will receive $1.5 million under a settlement - Full Story



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