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May 04, 2015
NYPD retraining focuses on talking arrestees into cuffs

NYPD retraining focuses on talking arrestees into cuffs

Three-day course is aimed at discouraging verbal abuse and needless physical force - Full Story
May 02, 2015

Drivers spot man wrestling state trooper, call 911 for back-up

A Calif. man was pulled over for speeding and allegedly got into a scuffle with the state trooper - Full Story
May 01, 2015
Obama administration to spend $20M on body cams

Obama administration to spend $20M on body cams

Will make $20 million available to cities across the country to expand the use of body cameras worn by police in an effort to improve trust with communities - Full Story
May 01, 2015

ACLU rolls out smartphone app aimed to preserve videos of police

Law professor called it a "great irony" that the ACLU, a long-time champion of individual privacy, is now encouraging people to take videos of others - Full Story
April 30, 2015
Synthetic drug 'Flakka' behind increasingly bizarre crimes

Synthetic drug 'Flakka' behind increasingly bizarre crimes

Also known as gravel and readily available for $5 or less a vial, it's a growing problem for police after bursting on the scene in 2013 - Full Story
April 30, 2015
Campaigning for a kill switch: How SF pioneered the anti-phone theft initiative

Campaigning for a kill switch: How SF pioneered the anti-phone theft initiative

With more than 65 percent of robberies involving cell phone theft, San Francisco had to take action - Full Story
April 29, 2015

Can you run from police? US courts apply a double standard

Fleeing from police is not, by itself, illegal in America, but courts have set a different standard for places where street crime is common - Full Story
April 27, 2015

Video: NYPD commish says less tension between city officials, union

Commissioner Bill Bratton spoke Sunday on the CBS program "Face the Nation" - Full Story
April 25, 2015

Video: Maine trooper helps rescue driver who overdosed

The trooper found the driver unresponsive after pulling him over on the highway - Full Story
April 23, 2015

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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