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SC police chemist fired for mishandling evidence sues for $3M

Brenda Toomer-Frazier handled about 750 cases during time as a chemist for the police department. Nearly 195 of those are being re-examined - Full Story


Boston Marathon suspect's sister pleads guilty

Sister pleaded guilty Tuesday to misleading a police detective during a counterfeiting investigation, avoiding jail time in an agreement with prosecutors - Full Story


Prosecutor: Fatal shooting of costumed man with sword justified

Officers were justified in fatally shooting a young man who was wielding a sword as part of a Japanese anime costume - Full Story


Ohio cop killer loses death sentence appeal

Ashford Thompson shot Officer Joshua Miktarian 4 times in the head, at close range, after Thompson had been stopped for playing loud music in his car - Full Story


Ky. man who posted song lyrics won't face charges

Prosecutors dismissed a felony charge against a man who spent more than a week in jail for posting violent song lyrics to his Facebook page - Full Story


Defense says FBI posed as tech repairmen in ruse

Defense says FBI posed as tech repairmen in ruse

Federal agents turned off Internet access to three luxury villas at a Las Vegas hotel then impersonated repair technicians to surreptitiously get inside and collect evidence in an investigation - Full Story


Multiple cases involving Ferguson officer dropped

Judge on Monday dismissed a pending felony drug case after Officer Darren Wilson failed to show up in court - Full Story


Slain girl's estate sues police agencies over response time

Lawsuit alleges that authorities should have immediately implemented a child abduction response team, instead of waiting until the next day - Full Story


Report: No escape charges for Ohio school shooter

T.J. Lane, 20, already was serving a life sentence when he and two other inmates climbed the fence during recreation - Full Story


Pride arrestee fined, officer assault charge dropped

Woman arrested at gay pride parade pleaded guilty Wednesday to harassment citations. Prosecutors dropped more serious charges that she assaulted an officer and a protester - Full Story

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