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Justices will decide case on warrantless access to hotel records

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels' guest information without first getting a search warrant - Full Story

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If you can’t be a professional, leave the profession

If you can’t be a professional, leave the profession

This is about more than your pride — it’s about your safety and the safety of the officers and public who depend on you to watch their back. - Full Story

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Dash cam footage released of Colt's owner's DUI arrest

Video from Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay's DUI arrest in March was released today which shows the March 16 arrest from the dash cam of the Carmel police officer who stopped Irsay, 55. The officer said he saw Irsay driving erratically and was unsteady during the arrest and had trouble standing.

Columns

If you can’t be a professional, leave the profession Mike Wood - Tactical Analysis

If you can’t be a professional, leave the profession

This is about more than your pride — it’s about your safety and the safety of the officers and public who depend on you to watch their back - Full Story

News

Fla. high court puts limits on police phone tracking

In a sweeping ruling, court said Thursday that police in the state have no right to use a cellphone to track someone's movements without a warrant - Full Story

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Handcuffed Fla. suspect dies after jumping off third-floor balcony

An investigation is underway after a handcuffed, home-invasion robbery suspect broke away from Orlando police and jumped off a third-floor balcony - Full Story

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ACLU lawyer given Justice Dept. civil rights post

An American Civil Liberties Union attorney was named Wednesday to be the acting head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division - Full Story

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US panel to hear appeal on NY stop-and-frisk case

City's police unions are arguing they should be able to continue to appeal a federal judge's ruling that the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy violated civil rights - Full Story

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LAPD officials downplay report on 'ghost cars'

Officials Tuesday downplayed a recent report about falsified patrol records, saying it was an isolated problem that had been overstated and corrected - Full Story

Videos

Radar-like device helps police detect texting drivers

The device, which would work much like a radar gun, could differentiate whether the occupants of a vehicle are texting or talking on their phone, by detecting radio frequencies that emit from a vehicle when a cell phone is in use.



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