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November 06, 2014

Prop. 47 jolts landscape of Calif. justice system

Voter-approved initiative reduces penalties for drug possession and other nonviolent crimes - Full Story
November 05, 2014

Seattle police to review property-crime response

Chief has heard community concerns regarding how department responds to property crime, including the amount of time 911 callers wait for response - Full Story
November 05, 2014

After testing, LAPD to equip officers with TASER body cams

Next step is to discuss labor issues and policies for using the cameras and storage system - Full Story
November 04, 2014

FDNY: New York City's 911 system down for 2 hours

FDNY officials say dispatchers worked manually during the outage and sent out emergency crews by radio - Full Story
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



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