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September 18, 2014

Apple will no longer unlock iPhones for police

Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant.
September 05, 2014

Texas woman plans lawsuit in mistaken traffic stop

An officer apologized to the woman, told her the officers were called out on the wrong car and let the family leave.
August 28, 2014

Fla. man charged with murder after stray police bullet kills woman

Police arrived at a downtown bar as dispatchers relayed initial witness 911 reports that the suspect had opened fire into the club.
August 21, 2014

LA to settle pursuit, fatal shooting lawsuit for $5M

Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to pay $5M to the family of an unarmed, disabled man who was killed by police in a shooting captured on live television.
August 20, 2014

Fla. cop faces charges after firing rifle at suspect

Officer David Johnston faces charges of shooting into an occupied vehicle and discharging a firearm in public in the Feb. 24 shooting.
August 19, 2014

Pregnant Ky. cop told to do field work or no pay

Officer Lyndi Trischler, who's been patrolling the streets of Florence, Kentucky, for the last 2.5 years, is 7.5 months pregnant.
August 04, 2014

LAPD seeks to limit civilian drone flights over police stations

Police have asked the city attorney's office and county prosecutors to explore whether they can legally prohibit civilians from flying drones with cameras over department-owned parking lots.
July 01, 2014

SWAT officer diagnosed with cancer sues after termination

The former SWAT team member thought his potentially deadly cancer was the worst of his problems — until he got a termination letter.
June 19, 2014

NJ cops sue departments more often than civilians

Analysis of litigation between 2009 and 2012 found that 148 settlements between NJ officers against their departments cost taxpayers $29M.



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