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October 22, 2014

St. Louis police union shows politicians the stress of the job

Union invited about 60 people, including all of St. Louis' aldermen, civil service commission members, local state representatives and senators to the event - Full Story
October 21, 2014
'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

Increasingly, police investigators and courts are putting their faith in four-legged tools — canines that can detect even small particles of human remains - Full Story
October 21, 2014
Reveal introduces lightweight HD body camera

Reveal introduces lightweight HD body camera

The RS2-X2 is a durable, compact camera featuring a front-facing screen, articulated head and one-touch recording - Full Story
October 20, 2014

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
October 16, 2014

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
October 16, 2014

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
October 15, 2014

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
October 15, 2014

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
October 15, 2014

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
October 14, 2014

NJ dash cam videos deemed public records

Authorities cannot withhold the videos, even if they say they pertain to criminal or internal-affairs investigations - Full Story

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