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Supreme Court won't hear dispute over DUI blood tests

Court won't hear an appeal from Colorado officials who want to make it easier for authorities to take blood samples from suspected drunk drivers without their permission or a warrant - Full Story

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George Zimmerman arrested on aggravated assault charge

Zimmerman's bond was set at $5,000 and he was ordered to avoid contact with the woman who he allegedly hit with a wine bottle - Full Story

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What the civil litigation cases for Brown and Garner might look like Jessica Dipre - Civil Litigation Issues

What the civil litigation cases for Brown and Garner might look like

Police training and proper documentation is more important than ever in order to prevent or defend Section 1983 actions - Full Story

Columns

What appeals court says cops should know about prone positioning Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

What appeals court says cops should know about prone positioning

Bolick v. City of East Grand Rapids (MI), is a civil rights action against police, alleging the use of excessive force in the excited delirium death of a mentally ill and highly combative 30-year-old who had been “freaking out” and threatening to kill his father - Full Story

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Probe into OIS of boy with pellet gun changes hands

The Cuyahoga County's sheriff's office will take over for the city and continue the probe into the Nov. 22 Cleveland playground shooting of Tamir Rice - Full Story

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Family of sword-wielding Utah man killed by police files lawsuit

The federal lawsuit seeks more than $2 million in damages, and states that Darrien Hunt, 22, wasn't a threat - Full Story

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Ala. officer cleared after body cam shows shooting

The video shows the man lunging at the officer with a hatchet after many commands by the officer to drop the weapon.

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Video: Ala. officer cleared after body cam shows shooting

Video: Ala. officer cleared after body cam shows shooting

The video shows the man lunging at the officer with a hatchet after many commands by the officer to drop the weapon - Full Story

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Judge to mom who made kids shoplift: Write letter to kids

Judge Fred Moses ordered Thomas to 10 days jail time and to write a letter to her daughters explaining why stealing was wrong - Full Story

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US senators seek information on FBI phone tracking

Leaders of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday they were seeking answers from the Obama administration about federal law enforcement's use of surveillance technology - Full Story



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