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March 31, 2015
Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race

Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race

A few years ago, violence on Chicago streets thrust a recently elected mayor into the national spotlight as shootouts fueled nearly constant bloodshed - Full Story
March 30, 2015

Rules for Texas police videos depend on who's holding the camera

Texas lawmakers are considering a pair of bills focused on the increasing phenomenon of police being filmed - Full Story
March 30, 2015
Police ramp up rail-crossing citations after recent crashes

Police ramp up rail-crossing citations after recent crashes

Federal Railroad Administration has called for police departments nationwide to add patrols and issue more citations as the first step in a safety campaign - Full Story
March 30, 2015
NYC task force goes after home-as-hotel rentals

NYC task force goes after home-as-hotel rentals

From an office by the Brooklyn Bridge, a specialized team of investigators tackles a fast-growing concern in the nation's biggest city - Full Story
March 26, 2015
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
March 24, 2015
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
March 24, 2015

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
March 23, 2015

Somali cop moving barriers, improving community in Minn.

Being a police officer is something Mohamed Mohamed has always dreamed about - Full Story
March 23, 2015

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
March 19, 2015

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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