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December 21, 2014

Baltimore union blasts national leaders over lack of police support

Killing of 2 NY cops by man who started spree in Baltimore County prompted union on Sunday to denounce president and other leaders for a lack of support over the past few weeks - Full Story
December 19, 2014

Tucson police to stop some immigration checks

Said Wednesday they will no longer fully enforce state's law that requires local police to check the immigration status of people they encounter - Full Story
December 19, 2014

Phoenix police chief fired after union strife

Unions representing Phoenix police officers sought a vote of no confidence in Embattled Police Chief Daniel Garcia last month - Full Story
December 18, 2014

Official: Iowans will use app to show license

App will allow users to show digital license to law enforcement officers during traffic stops and at security checkpoints at Iowa airports - Full Story
December 18, 2014

Ariz. sheriff to halt squad targeting immigrant ID theft

ID theft cases marked Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's last major foothold in immigration enforcement - Full Story
December 18, 2014

Ohio high court upholds traffic camera enforcement

Divided court on Thursday again upheld use of traffic camera enforcement by the state's municipalities, reversing a lower court after a year of legal setbacks - Full Story
December 18, 2014

NY woman sues police for not arresting son

Woman says her 29-year-old son died in a drunken driving crash because police decided not to arrest him on DWI charges earlier that night - Full Story
December 18, 2014

Ind. cop asked to stop selling 'divisive' shirts

Officer Jason Barthel this week began selling T-shirts with the message "Breathe easy, don't break the law" in response to a weekend protest - Full Story
December 17, 2014
Fallout grows over Calif. chief's participation in protest

Fallout grows over Calif. chief's participation in protest

A week after photos of him holding a sign with the hashtag "BlackLivesMatter" at a protest went viral, Richmond chief is still grappling with the fallout - Full Story
December 17, 2014

Video: Ala. family holds alleged thieves at gunpoint during TV interview

Family took matters into their own hands, holding a group of alleged thieves at gunpoint until authorities arrived - Full Story



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