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September 25, 2014

Feds to undertake review of fatal Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

Justice Department has begun its latest review of department practices following grand jury's decision not to indict officers in fatal shooting - Full Story
September 24, 2014

Fla. student found guilty in window-shattering traffic stop

A jury found a University of Central Florida student guilty of resisting arrest Friday in a confrontation with an officer that was caught on camera last year - Full Story
September 24, 2014

Video: No indictment in fatal Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

Caller reported suspect was waving a rifle in the store. Police said he didn't obey commands to put down what turned out to be an air rifle - Full Story
September 22, 2014

Prosecutor to drop all Seattle marijuana tickets

Most tickets were issued by a single police officer who disagrees with the legal pot law - Full Story
September 19, 2014
Lawsuit filed after Twitter parody sparks police raid

Lawsuit filed after Twitter parody sparks police raid

Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol - Full Story
September 19, 2014
Privacy groups take 2nd hit in access of police license plate data

Privacy groups take 2nd hit in access of police license plate data

Police across the country are increasingly monitoring car license plates, compiling giant databases of citizens and their daily comings and goings - Full Story
September 18, 2014

Apple will no longer unlock iPhones for police

Apple said Wednesday that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a warrant - Full Story
September 18, 2014
Family files $75M claim in fatal LAPD shooting

Family files $75M claim in fatal LAPD shooting

Officers said they tried to speak with the suspect, but ended up in a struggle in which they shot him when he tried to grab an officer's gun - Full Story
September 14, 2014

Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death during raid

Member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew - Full Story
September 14, 2014
Man sues after losing 5 toes in Colo. jail

Man sues after losing 5 toes in Colo. jail

Man suffered a broken blister on his right big toe from ill-fitting boots worn while he worked in the kitchen. He says medical staff ignored a serious injury for a diabetic - Full Story



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