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Family of sword-wielding Utah man killed by police files lawsuit

The federal lawsuit seeks more than $2 million in damages, and states that Darrien Hunt, 22, wasn't a threat - Full Story

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Ala. officer cleared after body cam shows shooting

The video shows the man lunging at the officer with a hatchet after many commands by the officer to drop the weapon.

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Video: Ala. officer cleared after body cam shows shooting

Video: Ala. officer cleared after body cam shows shooting

The video shows the man lunging at the officer with a hatchet after many commands by the officer to drop the weapon - Full Story

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Judge to mom who made kids shoplift: Write letter to kids

Judge Fred Moses ordered Thomas to 10 days jail time and to write a letter to her daughters explaining why stealing was wrong - Full Story

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US senators seek information on FBI phone tracking

Leaders of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday they were seeking answers from the Obama administration about federal law enforcement's use of surveillance technology - Full Story

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The Misuse of Miranda Rights

In this video, Jon Turbett discusses the legal and investigative implications of the misuse of the Miranda warning. While not Mirandizing a subject may lead to problems, the overuse of Miranda rights may also create negative consequences during the course of an investigation. Turbett explains the concept of custody, as well.

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Autopsy: LA man who tried to grab cop's gun shot 3 times

Ezell Ford was shot three times in his right side, right arm and back, according to the report - Full Story

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Recent parolee charged in shooting of off-duty Mo. cop

Recent parolee charged in shooting of off-duty Mo. cop

According to a court document, Irons and the others in the car followed the officer's truck for the purpose of shooting him - Full Story

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Court: LAPD policy for impounding cars is OK

State court determined that a policy that makes it easier for unlicensed drivers to keep their cars instead of having them impounded after stops is lawful - Full Story

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13 excused from jury pool in theater shooting case

The judge wants to choose 12 jurors and 12 alternates to hear the case against James Holmes - Full Story



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