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SWAT team's website yanked as ACLU lawsuit looms

Website spurred controversy over mission statement that reported agency was established in 1963 out of a fear and distrust of civil rights advocates - Full Story

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Protesters ask courts for restraining order against Mo. police

Lawyers sought a temporary restraining order on Missouri police, who they say have unnecessarily intimidated demonstrators - Full Story

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Civilian oversight of embattled LASD approved

Civilian oversight of embattled LASD approved

The department has been beset with allegations of inmate abuse by deputies and costly lawsuits - Full Story

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Why indicting a police officer is uncommon occurrence

Why indicting a police officer is uncommon occurrence

History shows that jurors may have less sympathy for officers who are guilty of more than just poor judgment during a crisis - Full Story

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Experts: Body cameras for police are no cure-all

Experts: Body cameras for police are no cure-all

Often what is filmed may appear excessive to a person unfamiliar with police work, even though the conduct may be legal - Full Story

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Security v. safety: What cops should know about the encryption war Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Security v. safety: What cops should know about the encryption war

Should individuals be permitted to have a lock that no one but the owner may open? - Full Story

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Conn. department to hire cops with hearing aids

As a result of an appeal, the city is changing its policies - Full Story

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Cleveland cops in deadly '12 pursuit file lawsuit against PD

Nine officers are accusing the Cleveland police department of racial discrimination in the wake of the deadly November 2012 pursuit - Full Story

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Justices weigh limits of free speech over Internet

For more than four decades, the Supreme Court has said that "true threats" to harm another person are not protected speech under the First Amendment - Full Story

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Ind. officers who used TASER in viral vid reinstated

Hammond's mayor has returned two officers to regular duty two months after they were accused of using excessive force during a traffic stop - Full Story



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