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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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NC cop burned by free coffee sues Starbucks

Claims the incident caused such severe stress it activated his Crohn's disease which resulted in surgery to remove part of his intestine - Full Story

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Prosecutor charges 6 Baltimore officers in Gray's death

Prosecutor charges 6 Baltimore officers in Gray's death

Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury - Full Story

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Trooper sues DPS over reprimand for photo with Snoop Dogg

He contends that he is being targeted in retaliation for a complaint he filed earlier against a fellow peace officer that did not sit well with superiors - Full Story

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Baltimore police hand report on Gray death to prosecutor

State's attorney's office will review the information, consider charges and decide how to move forward in the death of Gray - Full Story

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Family of man killed by police on Skid Row files $20M claim

The family accuses the city and the Police Department of excessive force, assault and battery, wrongful death and constitutional violations - Full Story

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Can you run from police? US courts apply a double standard

Fleeing from police is not, by itself, illegal in America, but courts have set a different standard for places where street crime is common - Full Story

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DA clears Pa. police in fatal shooting of gunman outside prison

Wagner said Sgt. Matt Nickey, the ranking officer at the scene, reasonably believed he needed to shoot Leipold to prevent others from being hurt or killed - Full Story

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Video: Mich. cop fatally shoots fleeing driver at traffic stop

Video: Mich. cop fatally shoots fleeing driver at traffic stop

The passenger leaped into the driver's seat and attempted to take off, in the direction of an officer - Full Story



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