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December 16, 2014

Man accidentally shot with NM cop's stray bullet

Officer's gun accidentally went off as he crept through a broken window during an Albuquerque burglary investigation - Full Story
December 15, 2014

Court: Traffic stop OK despite mistake of law

Supreme Court says police are justified in making a traffic stop even if it turns out the officers are mistaken in thinking the driver broke the law - Full Story
December 14, 2014

Mo. cop to be disciplined over Darren Wilson name tag

Officer wore the tag with Darren Wilson's last name on it while stationed at City Hall when protesters showed up Friday - Full Story
December 14, 2014

Mo. officer shot in face at traffic stop

The manhunt for the shooting suspect is ongoing - Full Story
December 12, 2014

Chicago cop disciplined for playing 'Sweet Home Alabama' at protest

Officer maintains he played the song because he is a University of Alabama fan - Full Story
December 11, 2014

Dallas cops, residents march in protest of officer's firing

Chief David Brown fired officer last month after commanders decided he used excessive force while arresting a panhandler in an incident captured on video - Full Story
December 11, 2014

Seattle to crack down on pot delivery services

Delivery services — which are illegal — will get a single chance to stop operating - Full Story
December 11, 2014
App aims to give tips to drivers for safe police stops

App aims to give tips to drivers for safe police stops

Despite its attention-grabbing name, developer says "Driving While Black" app will provide common sense advice to motorists of all races on how to safely interact with police during traffic stops - Full Story
December 11, 2014
Calif. police chief joins peaceful protest

Calif. police chief joins peaceful protest

Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus joined a protest against police brutality in his city on Tuesday - Full Story
December 10, 2014

NYPD eyes wider use of ECDs

Preliminary plans call for 450 additional officers to carry the electroshock weapons while on patrol, police officials said Wednesday - Full Story

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