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Fall trial set for cop charged in fatal traffic stop in Ohio

The university fired Officer Ray Tensing shortly after his indictment on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter - Full Story


Prosecutor: ICE agent not charged in Detroit man's death

Evidence and witness statements showed the agent was 'justified by the laws of self-defense' - Full Story


White House is zeroing in on the heroin epidemic

About $2.5M from President Obama's anti-drug programs will target heroin abuse and $1.3M will go to fight trafficking - Full Story


Calif. criminalizes hurting volunteer police animals

Bill authorizes up to a year in jail and fines for hurting and harassing animals that are helping law enforcement - Full Story


Miami police recruiting in overdrive amid political pressure

Commissioners have increased spending by millions of dollars over the past two years in order to bolster the department - Full Story


DC mayor backs releasing certain police body cam footage

Mayor favors release of footage if encounter happened in a public place - Full Story


US attorney general praises LEOs as peacemakers

Police are encouraged to be part of the national conversation about improving relationships with minority communities - Full Story


NYC sees surge in synthetic pot use, with dire consequences

The harsh side effects have authorities already grappling with how to deal with unstable suspects - Full Story


Changes in NYPD street stops proposed after federal trial

Changes to the NYPD's patrol guide are needed to clear up confusion over the department's stop-and-frisk tactics - Full Story

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