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Appeals court weighs jury verdict in NYC 'cannibal cop' case

Appeals court weighs jury verdict in NYC 'cannibal cop' case

Two judges on a federal appeals panel seemed unlikely to reinstate a guilty verdict against a former officer who became dubbed the "cannibal cop" - Full Story

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Starbucks not liable in cop's coffee-spill lawsuit

Jury ruled Monday that Starbucks was not negligent in a case in which a cop was severely burned when hot coffee spilled in his lap - Full Story

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Baltimore officers charged in Gray's death want case dismissed

In a letter to the Baltimore City Solicitor's Office attached to Friday's motion, attorneys for the officers threatened to sue the city, Mosby and the Baltimore Sheriff's Department - Full Story

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Jury finds Utah teen guilty in sheriff's deputy's death

The girl, who was 17 at the time, went on a crime spree with her older boyfriend that left one cop dead and another wounded - Full Story

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Police union sues over cellphone searches after rowdy graduation party

Investigation of party involving rookie Port Authority of NY and NJ cops unconstitutionally relied on searches of their private cellphones, union claims - Full Story

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Missouri senator seeks reforms for police military equipment

Would create a task force to determine what sort of equipment is suitable for police and what should be prohibited - Full Story

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Appeals court says police can withhold license plate scans

Police don't have to disclose license plate records that advocacy groups sought to gauge how high-tech surveillance was being used - Full Story

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Texas' top officer: Snoop Dogg a 'dope smoking cop hater'

Texas' top officer: Snoop Dogg a 'dope smoking cop hater'

Made comments before reprimanding a state trooper who posed for a picture with the rapper - Full Story

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Officers' legal attack begins in Freddie Gray case

Officers' legal attack begins in Freddie Gray case

One cop has challenged police and a top prosecutor to produce a knife that prompted the arrest, arguing in a court motion that it is an illegal weapon - Full Story

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Michael Brown's friend sues Ferguson, Wilson, police chief

Dorian Johnson contends in his lawsuit filed last week that Officer Darren Wilson initiated the confrontation that ended in Brown's Aug. 9 death - Full Story



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