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April 24, 2014
Video: Scuffle between Wis. man and cop goes viral, union defends officer

Video: Scuffle between Wis. man and cop goes viral, union defends officer

The confrontation began as the suspect yelled at officers and questioned their arrest of another individual - Full Story
April 24, 2014
Larson Electronics introduces new LED light emitter

Larson Electronics introduces new LED light emitter

The 70 Watt LED light emitter was developed for law enforcement applications - Full Story
April 24, 2014

Council at odds with mayor over 1K more cops in NYPD

Mayor Bill De Blasio and Commissioner William J. Bratton say that the current head count — 34,604 — is sufficient - Full Story
April 23, 2014

Supreme Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip

Supreme Court says an anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify a decision by police to pull a car over on suspicion of reckless or drunken driving - Full Story
April 22, 2014

Ariz. court rules on DUI law for marijuana users

The presence of non-impairing marijuana compounds in a person's body isn't a justification for authorities to prosecute under DUI laws, court ruled - Full Story
April 22, 2014

Supreme Court will hear case of mistaken NC traffic stop

A state appeals court ruled the stop was impermissible because state law only required a car to have one functioning brake light - Full Story
April 21, 2014

Woman charged with attempted murder of Fla. officer

Darlene Latrice Miller, 24, fired at least three shots at an officer Sunday before fleeing - Full Story
April 21, 2014
New policy has all sworn personnel patrolling Sacramento streets

New policy has all sworn personnel patrolling Sacramento streets

Even Chief Sam Somers is hitting the streets one week per month - Full Story
April 21, 2014
NY man tries to drown cops in swamp, steal gun

NY man tries to drown cops in swamp, steal gun

Anthony Shackelford was pulled over for a traffic violation and caught with crack cocaine - Full Story
April 21, 2014

2 Chicago officers hurt after squad struck by car

The driver of the car that struck the police SUV fled the scene on foot but was taken into custody - Full Story



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