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March 22, 2014

Lawmakers vow ban on undercover police sex with prostitutes

Hawaii lawmakers promised Friday to make the practice illegal, saying police should not be exempt from the law - Full Story
March 21, 2014
Officers at odds over law that allows undercover sex with prostitutes

Officers at odds over law that allows undercover sex with prostitutes

Hawaii authorities say they need the legal protection to catch lawbreakers in the act - Full Story
March 21, 2014

Appeal filed in suit over NYPD spying on Muslims

U.S. District Judge William Martini ruled last month that the NYPD's activities were part of a lawful effort to prevent terrorism - Full Story
March 21, 2014

NC sheriffs debate over firings in writing

NC Sheriff David Carpenter said he would continue the tradition of firing employees orally, declining to create written documents to satisfy public requests - Full Story
March 20, 2014

Court reverses decision on Ohio captain exonerated in murder case

Douglas Prade served nearly 15 years after being convicted in shooting death of his ex-wife. But a judge ruled in January 2013 that DNA test results excluded him as a suspect - Full Story
March 20, 2014

Bill that would criminalize false complaints against cops stalled

The bill, titled "filing false complaints against a law enforcement officer," was introduced in February by the Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice - Full Story
March 20, 2014

Council rips police, fire unions for missing benefit meeting

Union officials did not present their report challenging the findings of a task force that said health care benefits for personnel are "richer" than those of their peers - Full Story
March 18, 2014

Charges dropped in killing of Va. officer

A case against one of the two men charged in the fatal shooting of Norfolk police officer Victor Decker was dropped this morning - Full Story
March 15, 2014

Arbitrator won't sign residency ruling for Pa. officers

He contended that the 3-arbitrator panel exceeded its authority, violated a city ordinance and ignored the will of city residents, who voted to put a in residency requirement - Full Story
March 14, 2014

Suspect in deadly SXSW crash charged with capital murder

A district judge Friday set bail for Rashad Charjuan Owens, 21, at $3 million - Full Story



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