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Maine trooper helps rescue driver who overdosed

The trooper found the driver unresponsive after pulling him over on the highway.

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Video: Maine trooper helps rescue driver who overdosed

The trooper found the driver unresponsive after pulling him over on the highway - Full Story

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Cops buying body cameras on their own

Some in law enforcement are getting cameras on their own if their departments can't - Full Story

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Training expert: Okla. police laws need changes

Training expert: Okla. police laws need changes

Steve Emmons is working with lawmakers to require more training after reserve cop said he mistook his handgun for a stun gun in a fatal OIS - Full Story

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Over 1K protesters take to Baltimore streets after in-custody death

Over 1K protesters take to Baltimore streets after in-custody death

Tuesday's demonstration marked the beginning of a week of protests and rallies planned across the city - Full Story

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Marshals reviewing video of deputy grabbing, smashing woman's phone

Woman on the sidewalk appears to be filming officers with her cellphone when a deputy U.S. Marshal approaches her.

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Video: Marshals reviewing footage of deputy grabbing, smashing woman's phone

Woman on the sidewalk appears to be filming officers with her cellphone when a deputy U.S. Marshal approaches her - Full Story

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Low-level Chicago drug offenders to get treatment, not jail

Low-level Chicago drug offenders to get treatment, not jail

Cook County will no longer prosecute most misdemeanor marijuana possession cases and will steer many nonviolent felony drug cases to treatment - Full Story

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Mo. PD losing cops at increasing rate

St. Louis County police officers are quitting the force in what may be unprecedented numbers, leaving commanders scrambling to fill vacancies - Full Story

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DOJ opens Baltimore police probe; hundreds protest

DOJ opens Baltimore police probe; hundreds protest

Said Tuesday it has opened a civil rights investigation into in-custody death of Freddie Gray - Full Story



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