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Parents sue sheriff's department over Santa Barbara rampage

Parents of 3 victims suing county, sheriff's department and killer's landlord, contending they ignored warning signs that gunman was violent and unstable - Full Story

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Cleveland leaders apologize over blaming boy for own death in OIS

Mayor said Cleveland's response was poorly worded and offensive, and the city will modify the wording of its defense - Full Story

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FBI faces $30M suit over death during Boston bombing investigation

FBI faces $30M suit over death during Boston bombing investigation

Ibragim Todashev was fatally shot while being questioned about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect - Full Story

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Cleveland: Boy shot by cop died because of his own actions

The city of Cleveland says it isn't to blame for the death of a 12-year-old boy who had a replica gun when he was shot by police - Full Story

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More than accountability: 5 unique uses for body cameras

More than accountability: 5 unique uses for body cameras

There are many less publicized benefits of body cameras that far outweigh the concerns for privacy - here are five - Full Story

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Property crime up, drug arrests down with new Calif. law

Property crime up, drug arrests down with new Calif. law

Proposition 47 downgraded drug possession and minor thefts to misdemeanors - Full Story

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NYPD officer's suit over arrest quotas gets revived

Suit said Bronx precinct supervisors kept color-coded records of who met quotas and officers were punished when they fell short - Full Story

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DC legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress

DC legalizes pot in capital, despite threats from Congress

Defied threats from Congress and moved forward Thursday with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative - Full Story

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Court nixes Occupy marchers' suit over mass arrest on bridge

Police didn't mislead more than 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters into getting arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge, a federal appeals court decided - Full Story

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DC moving forward with legal pot use initiative

It will soon be legal to grow small amounts of marijuana at home and smoke it on private property in the nation's capital - Full Story



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