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Restrictive Wash. law shields police from prosecution after fatal shootings

The law says police can't be prosecuted for killing someone in the line of duty as long as they acted in good faith - Full Story


Agency rejects bid to wall off Minn. police body camera footage

A coalition of police departments had sought the lockdown to avoid releasing footage they said could infringe privacy - Full Story


Colo. lawmakers weigh electronic police citations

The proposal includes a new optional system of people self-reporting their ethnicity when they get a driver's licenses - Full Story


Colo. sheriff evaluating 'take-home' vehicles for deputies

The sheriff's office was not demonstrated whether the $17M take-home vehicle program benefits taxpayers - Full Story


Ga. authorities embrace controversial 'In God We Trust' decals

The movement was spurred by confrontations nationwide between police and civilians - Full Story


4 tips to improve police use of TASERs Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.) - Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement

4 tips to improve police use of TASERs

By taking all available time to assemble a number of officers in non-emergency cases, understanding why TASERs “fail,” reconsidering the use of the drive-stun, and knowing when immediate action is the best course of action, we can improve our use of nonlethal weapons - Full Story


States grapple with public disclosure of police body-camera footage

States grapple with public disclosure of police body-camera footage

Many are struggling to strike a balance between the public’s right to know and privacy protections - Full Story


Police: Baffling Pa. highway shooting was case of mistaken ID

Police discovered the gunman was targeting someone else driving a similar SUV - Full Story


Mich. sheriff tells lawmakers to stop 'peppering' poorly drafted legislation

An Oakland County sheriff asked lawmakers to include LEOs in their discussions - Full Story

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