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Flier calling police names not a crime, Ore. county says

By Aimee Green The Oregonian MULTNOMAH COUNTY, Ore. — The Multnomah County district attorney won't prosecute... - Full Story


Detroit to pay $1M to detainees who were never charged

By Christine MacDonald The Detroit News DETROIT, Mich. — The city will pay $1 million to 25 people who... - Full Story


N.C. deputy cleared in 'Playstation shooting'

Mandy Locke Raleigh News & Observer WILMINGTON, N.C. — A New Hanover County grand jury today declined... - Full Story


Va. county requires officers to check immigration status

USA TODAY PRINCE WILLIAM CO., Va. — Lawmakers in Prince William County, Va., gave unanimous approval... - Full Story


Is a passenger Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

Is a passenger "seized" during a traffic stop? The Supreme Court answers

By Ken Wallentine Related: Supreme Court: Passengers can challenge police stop Every good street cop knows that a traffic st... - Full Story


Court overturns San Francisco officer's suspension for amateur videos

By Bob Egelko The San Francisco Chronicle News story & video 12.8.05 Read: P1 Mailbag: The SFPD video... - Full Story


Former Calif. deputy found not guilty in shooting

By Rod Leveque San Bernardino County Sun SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A jury took less than four hours Thursday... - Full Story


How & when in-car video can help officers in court

Exploring the legalities surrounding taped evidence By Mark T. Baganz, Esq. Legal columnist for The Police... - Full Story


Newspaper sues Wis. police for denying access to records

The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — A newspaper is accusing the Madison Police Department of violating... - Full Story


Supreme Court toughens prison sentencing rules

The Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court made it harder Thursday for most defendants... - Full Story

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