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July 07, 2014
Sheriff, feds: Nev. rancher must be held accountable in police standoff

Sheriff, feds: Nev. rancher must be held accountable in police standoff

Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie said Cliven Bundy crossed the line when he allowed states' rights supporters onto his property to aim guns at police - Full Story
July 07, 2014

States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

As officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Conn. 15 years ago - Full Story
July 03, 2014

Jury rejects lawsuit against BART officer in fatal shooting

Federal jury decided unanimously that the BART officer who shot Oscar Grant III in 2009 owed no compensation to Grant's father - Full Story
July 03, 2014

NM boy in school shooting gets maximum sentence

12-year-old boy opened fire in a middle school gym earlier this year - Full Story
July 02, 2014

7 extradited to US for DEA slaying in Colombia

Department of Justice says seven Colombians have been extradited to the United States to face charges related to the 2013 stabbing death of a U.S. drug agent - Full Story
July 01, 2014

SWAT officer diagnosed with cancer sues after termination

The former SWAT team member thought his potentially deadly cancer was the worst of his problems — until he got a termination letter - Full Story
July 01, 2014
Conviction in NYC 'cannibal cop' case overturned

Conviction in NYC 'cannibal cop' case overturned

Judge overturned officer's conviction of plotting to kidnap, kill and eat young women - Full Story
July 01, 2014

Court: Teen in Mexico shot by US agent had rights

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a Mexican teenager killed by a Border Patrol agent was protected by the U.S. Constitution, even though he was on Mexican soil - Full Story
June 30, 2014
Transgender officer fired in Conn.

Transgender officer fired in Conn.

When Francesca Quaranta told her fellow police officers in 2012 that she was transgender, she said it began a long and harsh career decline that included discrimination and harassment - Full Story
June 28, 2014

NM police sued over fatal camper shooting

Lawsuit filed Friday says the more than 40 officers dispatched to handle James Boyd had "no meaningful control" of the standoff - Full Story



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