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Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

Anchorage police officers are ready to start handing out $100 fines to make sure taking a toke remains something to be done behind closed doors - Full Story

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New lawyer to withdraw $25M claim in Wash. OIS

Said claim was premature and the case needs more investigation into the police department's dealing with people who are mentally ill or don't speak English - Full Story

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Will California's replica gun law work?

Will California's replica gun law work?

Opponents of the new regulations argue the law will do little to prevent mistaken shootings and could actually make things more confusing for officers - Full Story

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Justice Department may sue Ferguson PD

Preparation for legal action comes as Eric Holder nears an announcement of the DoJ’s findings on police force.

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Justice Department may sue Ferguson PD

Preparation for legal action comes as Eric Holder nears an announcement of the DoJ’s findings on police force - Full Story

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Mo. measure would keep police recordings from public

Video or audio recorded from any device used by a cop — such as one attached to a car, boat or aircraft — would be exempt from state's open records law - Full Story

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5 'rules' for winning courtroom testimony

5 'rules' for winning courtroom testimony

The below rules will help you overcome instances in the courtroom when being cross-examined by a defense attorney whose focused purpose is to discredit you — even if you’re telling the truth. - Full Story

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Governor apologizes to India for Ala. use of force incident

57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel was hurt in a confrontation with Madison police while visiting relatives - Full Story

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5 'rules' for winning courtroom testimony Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

5 'rules' for winning courtroom testimony

The below rules will help you overcome instances in the courtroom when being cross-examined by a defense attorney whose focused purpose is to discredit you — even if you’re telling the truth - Full Story

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Dash cam turned off during Mo. stop of armed man, suit filed

Police spokeswoman said officer who turned off camera "has been recommended" for discipline, but is appealing.



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