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March 26, 2015

Car bursts into flames after border agent deploys ECD

Family's attorney believes gas inside the vehicle was ignited by the ECD, causing the deadly explosion.
March 24, 2015

Police seek remedy for NC neighbor who stands at his door naked

Police say that, while the man may be annoying his neighbors, he hasn't been charged because what he's done isn't illegal.
February 19, 2015

Justice Department may sue Ferguson PD

Preparation for legal action comes as Eric Holder nears an announcement of the DoJ’s findings on police force.
February 17, 2015

Dash cam turned off during Mo. stop of armed man, suit filed

Police spokeswoman said officer who turned off camera "has been recommended" for discipline, but is appealing.
February 13, 2015

India 'disturbed' by Ala. use of force incident, cop fired

Officer Eric Parker was arrested and is being fired after man from India was slammed to the ground and injured while visiting relatives in Alabama.
February 10, 2015

Fla. lawyer sparks debate about rights at DUI checkpoints

Doubts over the legality — and wisdom — of the attorney's tactics have been expressed by legal experts and local authorities.
February 02, 2015

Man hit by pepper spray during protest sues Seattle PD

Officers deployed pepper spray into a crowd and used bikes to form a barricade after an officer went to the ground during a Jan. 19 protest.
January 14, 2015

Ky. cop injured after pistol discharges in gun store, files suit

Attorney says his client has had multiple surgeries and has lost enough functionality in his left hand that he can no longer work as a police officer.
January 02, 2015

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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