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Two words that should never appear in your police report Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Two words that should never appear in your police report

If you keep putting these words in your reports, there’s a good chance you’ll end up eating them in court - Full Story

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Woman files claim against Idaho city after OIS in yard

Seeking $18,000 for emotional distress and damage to her property from bullets - Full Story

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After final approval, Utah poised to bring back death by firing squad

After final approval, Utah poised to bring back death by firing squad

If the governor signs the measure, Utah would become the only state to allow executions by firing squad if there is a drug shortage - Full Story

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Calif. cops sue over alleged quotas

Officer say they faced retaliation when they complained and refused to meet alleged ticket and arrest quotas - Full Story

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Jury sides with Pa. cop in arrest of student photographing police

Officer arrested a college student as he photographed a police encounter with a homeless woman - Full Story

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Sheriffs from Colo., elsewhere sue state over legal pot

The sheriffs from Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska say that Colorado's 2012 marijuana legalization vote violates federal law - Full Story

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Jury sides with Chicago cops in fatal OIS, awards no damages

While the jury's verdict was a clear vindication for the officers, the case may be far from over - Full Story

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Pa. student arrested while photographing cop takes suit to trial

City attorney described then-photojournalism student as "a meddlesome 24-year-old" with "very high-minded ideas about government" - Full Story

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Privacy vs. protection: When police body cams should and shouldn’t record

Privacy vs. protection: When police body cams should and shouldn’t record

Police chiefs weigh in on their experiences with body cameras, and how the technology affects public interactions and officer safety - Full Story

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3 steps for writing body camera 'consent to record' policies

Defining when to record and giving your officers discretion to turn it off will maintain privacy and community relations - Full Story



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