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Video: Dash cam of NC shooting leaked as police face lawsuit

Suspect had a gun poking out of his pocket and appeared to reach for it, according to officer involved - Full Story

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Making a DUI case when the suspect isn’t driving (or even awake) Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Making a DUI case when the suspect isn’t driving (or even awake)

There are several key elements you should consider in order to successfully charge DUI in any of these cases — here, we’ll examine three - Full Story

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No charges for off-duty Mo. cop in fatal shooting

Attorney for the family said Tuesday he plans to file a wrongful-death lawsuit - Full Story

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NC court considers trooper's firing over lost hat

Court being asked to decide: If a trooper can't be trusted to tell the truth about why he lost his hat, can he be trusted when he faces a heavier moral choice? - Full Story

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Mass. top court rules in tainted drug evidence case

Thousands of defendants convicted of drug crimes after a chemist in a state lab tampered with evidence can't be charged with more serious crimes or given harsher sentences if granted a new trial - Full Story

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Supreme Court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

Left undecided question of whether police should have taken special precautions when arresting armed and violent people suffering from mental illness - Full Story

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Mo. lawmakers pass on dozens of Ferguson-inspired bills

Mo. lawmakers pass on dozens of Ferguson-inspired bills

All told, more than 60 Ferguson-related measures were introduced this session - Full Story

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Man who shot at George Zimmerman charged

Matthew Apperson was charged on Friday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and firing a missile into an occupied conveyance - Full Story

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Baltimore prosecutors in Freddie Gray case seek gag order

A gag order typically prevents attorneys and witnesses from publicly commenting on or releasing information about a particular case - Full Story

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NM police sued after man commits suicide during standoff

Family of a man who killed himself after a shootout has sued the city of Albuquerque, its PD and two officers, claiming police unnecessarily escalated the standoff - Full Story



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