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Police horse briefly on the loose in downtown Cleveland

Police horse briefly on the loose in downtown Cleveland

A loose police horse conducted an unscheduled patrol through downtown Cleveland before officers recaptured it - Full Story

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The lulls of law enforcement: 5 most boring cop duties P1 Community - The Question

The lulls of law enforcement: 5 most boring cop duties

Thanks to Hollywood, most people have very little idea just how mundane certain police duties can be - Full Story

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Controversial Calif. chief on community policing

Richmond (Calif.) Police Chief Chris Magnus, who drew controversy last year after standing with protesters holding a sign with the hashtag "BlackLivesMatter," gives his take on community policing in these tension-filled times.

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State bills would limit access to police body cam videos

State bills would limit access to police body cam videos

Supporters say the privacy rights of crime victims and witnesses need protecting, and that police need to limit the broad and costly public records requests they're getting - Full Story

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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 - Full Story

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Somali cop moving barriers, improving community in Minn.

Being a police officer is something Mohamed Mohamed has always dreamed about - Full Story

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DOJ report on Philly PD cites poor training

Poor training has left cops with the mistaken belief that fearing for their lives alone is justification for using deadly force, Justice Department said Monday - Full Story

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Ga. chief vows transparency following recent shootings

Even as he's emerged as a leading national advocate of reform, top cop now finds his own agency under scrutiny - Full Story

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San Diego body cam report: Fewer complaints, less UOF

Complaints have fallen 40.5% and use of "personal body" force by officers has been reduced by 46.5% - Full Story

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Virus affecting Baltimore police computer system

It's unclear how extensive the virus has spread through the department's network, though officials said "hundreds" of computers could be infected - Full Story



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