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Chicago police officers sue over tattoo cover-up rule

The officers, all of whom served in the military and have tattoos on their arms, argue in the suit that the policy violates their First Amendment rights - Full Story

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Union denounces release of officer names in police shootings

Union representing Philly police is challenging the PD's decision to make public names of cops involved in shootings - Full Story

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Prosecutors: Man in wheelchair arrested for robbing NYC bank

Prosecutors: Man in wheelchair arrested for robbing NYC bank

After he pocketed $1,212 in a daytime bank robbery, officers picked him up at hospital - Full Story

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NM police identify motel intruder shot by ex-CNN reporter

Intruder was attempting to rob the hotel room when a shootout between the parties occurred - Full Story

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Calif. police chief highlights staffing challenges

In the past 5 years, department has faced budget cuts leading to the loss of 11 sworn positions and nearly 40 others - Full Story

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Inmate shot 3 weeks after escape still hospitalized in NY

Remains in stable condition, while body of partner in escape has been handled in accordance with family - Full Story

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Police warn public against using iPhone cases shaped like guns

A new case that rests in the back pocket of a user’s pants could cause potentially dangerous encounters with police - Full Story

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NYC officials: Major crime is down this year

Fewer than 100,000 reported major crimes for the first time in at least two decades - Full Story

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FBI: No civil rights violations in Calif. shooting of teen carrying replica AK-47

FBI: No civil rights violations in Calif. shooting of teen carrying replica AK-47

Found insufficient evidence to prove that the deputy willfully used excessive force resulting in boy's death - Full Story



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