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Judge rules in favor of fired Tenn. officer

By Charles Booth The Tennessean NOLENSVILLE, Tenn. — A fired Nolensville police officer now has his job... - Full Story

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Lawyer: Dallas cop killer not competent to stand trial

By Jennifer Emily The Dallas Morning News DALLAS, Texas — Attorneys for a man accused of killing a Dallas... - Full Story

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Fla. K9 killer gets life sentence for night of crime

By Sarah Prohaska The Palm Beach Post FORT PIERCE, Fla.— Flanked by about half a dozen fellow K-9 officers,... - Full Story

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Mo. officer's lawyer: Teen who taped cop is a police baiter

By Georgina Gustin The St. Louis Post-Dispatch Related: Mo. officer suspended for threatening to invent... - Full Story

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Drunk driving: In Ohio city, $1,000 covers it

By Randy Ludlow The Columbus Dispatch WAVERLY, Ohio — For drunken-driving suspects facing three or more... - Full Story

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Impounding of vehicles upheld for LAPD

By Richard Winton The Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — A week after the LAPD announced a moratorium on... - Full Story

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Dallas leaders clash over police response to business alarms

By Dave Levinthal The Dallas Morning News DALLAS, Texas — Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and Police Chief David... - Full Story

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Judge strikes down part of the Patriot Act

By Larry Neumeister The Associated Press NEW YORK — A federal judge struck down parts of the revised... - Full Story

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How to ensure use of force is Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

How to ensure use of force is "reasonable and necessary" and avoid claims of excessive force

Ask a dozen people when "reasonable and necessary force" to effect an arrest or detention b... - Full Story



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