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December 28, 2015
Officer won't face charges in fatal shooting of Tamir Rice

Officer won't face charges in fatal shooting of Tamir Rice

Grand jury declined to indict officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Rice, who was carrying a replica - Full Story
December 27, 2015
Medical marijuana's big business lures former law enforcers

Medical marijuana's big business lures former law enforcers

The pull of such post-police jobs extends well beyond Illinois, such as Washington state and Colorado, where marijuana is legal for everyone over 21 - Full Story
December 27, 2015
Family: Charges unlikely in Tamir Rice case

Family: Charges unlikely in Tamir Rice case

The grand jury making the decision has been meeting since mid-October - Full Story
December 26, 2015

Texas police say they'll take new open carry law in stride

The state already allows openly carrying rifles and shotguns, but has banned visible handguns since just after the Civil War - Full Story
December 24, 2015

US postpones payments to police in asset forfeiture program

The move comes after Congress recently took $1.2B from the department's asset forfeiture fund - Full Story
December 24, 2015
Colo. Planned Parenthood shooter wants to act as own lawyer

Colo. Planned Parenthood shooter wants to act as own lawyer

Man who acknowledges killing three people in attack defiantly told judge he would not submit to a mental competency evaluation - Full Story
December 23, 2015

Judge upholds Seattle 'gun violence tax,' dismisses NRA suit

Measure adds $25 to price of each gun sold, plus 2 or 5 cents per round of ammo. Officials expect it to raise up to $500K a year to help offset costs of gun violence - Full Story
December 21, 2015

Some Ohio academies cool to proposed uniform police standards

If these uniform standards are adopted, applicants will have to meet a number of requirements before they are admitted - Full Story
December 21, 2015
Push for policing reforms expected in upcoming legislative sessions

Push for policing reforms expected in upcoming legislative sessions

Though national opinion is changing, passing more laws in 2016 will depend on politics and the level of public outcry - Full Story
December 15, 2015

UK newspaper examines, casts critical light on Calif. department

Local law enforcement has refused to comment until The Guardian has finished publishing its series - Full Story



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