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Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad

Governor signs law making Utah only state with firing squad

Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law approving the method's use when no lethal injection drugs are available - Full Story

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Justices to review sentences for juvenile offenders

In 2012, justices ruled that judges and juries must take account of age when sentencing those younger than 18 at the time of even the most brutal crimes - Full Story

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Supreme Court considers impact of disability law on police

Supreme Court considers impact of disability law on police

On Monday, the nation's highest court will consider how police must comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act when dealing with armed or violent people who have psychiatric problems - Full Story

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Man sentenced in online threat against cop case tied to larger debate

Man who posted Facebook comments threatening former Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson will avoid prison but has been ordered to stay off social media - Full Story

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These 2 words in your report will sink your testimony in court

These 2 words in your report will sink your testimony in court

The words "appeared nervous" describe an opinion (not an observation) and defense attorneys will use your opinions during cross to show bias. - Full Story

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Two words that should never appear in your police report Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Two words that should never appear in your police report

If you keep putting these words in your reports, there’s a good chance you’ll end up eating them in court - Full Story

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Woman files claim against Idaho city after OIS in yard

Seeking $18,000 for emotional distress and damage to her property from bullets - Full Story

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After final approval, Utah poised to bring back death by firing squad

After final approval, Utah poised to bring back death by firing squad

If the governor signs the measure, Utah would become the only state to allow executions by firing squad if there is a drug shortage - Full Story

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Calif. cops sue over alleged quotas

Officer say they faced retaliation when they complained and refused to meet alleged ticket and arrest quotas - Full Story

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Jury sides with Pa. cop in arrest of student photographing police

Officer arrested a college student as he photographed a police encounter with a homeless woman - Full Story



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