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July 22, 2014

NYPD cops to get training after in-custody death

Speaking at a Tuesday afternoon briefing, NYC Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said the death of Eric Garner highlighted a need for improved training - Full Story
July 22, 2014
To fight crime, Chicago tries erasing arrests

To fight crime, Chicago tries erasing arrests

Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea — fighting crime by making it easier for young people to wipe away minor arrest records - Full Story
July 22, 2014

Man in custody after NYPD cop's teeth broken in assault

The officer, and her partner, tried to arrest several people for smoking marijuana in East Harlem on Sunday - Full Story
July 22, 2014
Calif. cop impersonator targeted immigrants for sexual assaults

Calif. cop impersonator targeted immigrants for sexual assaults

Jeffrey Bugai, 35, persuaded at least two men with limited English-speaking abilities to go to his home - Full Story
July 22, 2014

Video: Man brazenly steals Philly cop's police bike

The thief wiped sweat from his brow as he approached the unsecured bicycle in South Philadelphia, clearly marked "police" - Full Story
July 17, 2014

Fla. city pays $25K for bra shaking search during traffic stop

A Florida city has paid a $25K settlement to a woman ordered to shake out her bra during a traffic stop - Full Story
July 16, 2014

LA police union leaders, city officials trade charges over contract

With Los Angeles city and police union officials headed back to the negotiating table, the two sides spent Tuesday taking public jabs at each other - Full Story
July 15, 2014

NJ cop shoots man after attacked with fence post

The suspect hit one officer in the head with the sharpened post and grabbed for his rifle - Full Story
July 14, 2014
Dallas chief: It's time to stop segregating unions by race

Dallas chief: It's time to stop segregating unions by race

The associations' leaders say Brown's idea is a nice thought — just don't bet on it happening soon - Full Story
July 11, 2014

Dozens more Va. cops join overtime lawsuit

About 25 additional officers have joined a class-action lawsuit for back overtime pay from the Hampton Police Division, bringing the total to 130 officers - Full Story



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