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September 09, 2014

Philly schools settle lawsuit over school officer beards

March lawsuit prompted by an October 2010 policy preventing school police and security officers from having beards more than a quarter of an inch long - Full Story
September 09, 2014

DA: Grand jury to probe raid that injured baby

Police raid severely injured a baby when a flash grenade detonated in the child's play pen - Full Story
September 08, 2014
Judge won't disband polygamous sect police

Judge won't disband polygamous sect police

Agency that oversees Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border will remain intact after a federal judge rejected the latest request to disband the department - Full Story
September 08, 2014

Former NC officer sues town over firing

A former Leland police officer is suing the town, claiming its manager and police chief decided to fire him before investigating his conduct - Full Story
September 06, 2014

Calif. man alleges police tried seizing phone after shooting

The man who filed the complaint comes from a family of police officers and says his family is in agreement with his claim - Full Story
September 05, 2014

Video: Texas woman plans lawsuit in mistaken traffic stop

An officer apologized to the woman, told her the officers were called out on the wrong car and let the family leave - Full Story
September 05, 2014
Maserati driver has police impersonation charge dismissed

Maserati driver has police impersonation charge dismissed

Man charged with impersonating a police officer for driving a Maserati that resembled a police cruiser is off the hook - Full Story
September 04, 2014

Seattle settles suit in TASER use on pregnant woman

Baby was born healthy two months after the incident - Full Story
September 03, 2014
Fla. prosecutor's 'crackhead' insults get murder conviction tossed

Fla. prosecutor's 'crackhead' insults get murder conviction tossed

Comments from the prosecution led an appeal panel to overturn a murder conviction - Full Story
September 03, 2014
Mo. police shooting lawsuits seek Brown's juvenile records

Mo. police shooting lawsuits seek Brown's juvenile records

18-year-old fatally shot by an officer didn't face any juvenile charges at the time of his death and never was charged with a serious felony such as murder, robbery or burglary - Full Story



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