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Racial profiling law is 'terrible' Calif. legislation, police officials say

For many in law enforcement, the measure creates a massive new bureaucratic headache that does little to help - Full Story


Feds seek to restore guilty verdicts for ex-New Orleans cops

Four were convicted in the shootings of six unarmed people at the Danziger bridge a week after Hurricane Katrina - Full Story


Hidden GPS devices raise legal concerns

A 2012 Supreme Court ruling didn't specifically address the embedding of GPS devices pre-emptively in objects - Full Story


New Mich. law allows drivers to show insurance on phone

Lawmakers predicted insurance fraud will drop because it is harder to falsify insurance papers electronically - Full Story


Lawmakers voice support for Texas chief's 'In God We Trust' decals

The department put decals on their patrol vehicles and sparked complaints from the Freedom From Religion Foundation - Full Story


Divide emerges in Ind. committee studying body cameras

Key issues lawmakers are reviewing is how long and what footage should be stored, and when to give public access - Full Story


Mich. groups want to end police confiscation of assets with no conviction

Law enforcement agencies reported more than $272M in forfeiture proceeds related to alleged drug crimes from 2001 to 2013 - Full Story


New NY law will mandate reporting on school metal detectors

That law requires the police and the department of education to issue reports twice a year with student arrest information - Full Story


Company accused of smuggling realistic police badges into US

It's illegal under US federal law to make, sell or have imitations of badges used by federal law enforcement agencies - Full Story


Restrictive Wash. law shields police from prosecution after fatal shootings

The law says police can't be prosecuted for killing someone in the line of duty as long as they acted in good faith - Full Story

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