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April 05, 2015

Teen dies after fall off NYC roof while fleeing arrest attempt

17-year-old Hakeem Kuta succumbed Saturday to injuries from the fall Thursday night - Full Story
April 02, 2015

Police cameras to be 'virtual deputies' in Florida's unincorporated zone

Alerted to trouble, a deputy could zoom in, pan left or right, or tilt the camera angle - Full Story
April 02, 2015
School threats by text, phone apps frustrate police

School threats by text, phone apps frustrate police

Spread using apps, social media and Internet phone services, anonymous threats of violence are forcing school evacuations and responses by police - Full Story
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



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