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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
September 11, 2014
No delay in Detroit cop's manslaughter trial

No delay in Detroit cop's manslaughter trial

Officer accidentally killed a 7-year-old girl during a raid, attorney concerned a "media frenzy" following Ferguson could harm his client's right to an impartial jury - Full Story
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



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