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February 06, 2016

Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma

The highly unusual suit was filed Friday in the middle of the city's effort to grapple with serious questions about the future of its police force - Full Story
February 06, 2016

Lawmakers say pay raise due for Wash. State Patrol

A 7.5 percent across-the-board raise is the main tenet of one proposed solution - Full Story
February 04, 2016

Mass. police receive $357K staffing grant

The funds can be used to restore, retain or hire police and fire personnel, or for overtime - Full Story
January 23, 2016

Navajo Nation launches nationwide search for police chief

The police chief also will be required to be familiar with Navajo culture - Full Story
January 22, 2016

$341K in Honolulu police overtime for Obama family vacation

Obama has spent every Christmas season vacationing in his birth state - Full Story
January 18, 2016

SC counties dole out second chances to fired cops

Some were fired for lying and concealing information, red flags that should have made any chief wary of second chances - Full Story
January 12, 2016

SC bill aims to cover PTSD under workers’ compensation

Deputy Sheriff, shot and injured in the line of duty, champions PTSD coverage as a workers’ comp benefit - Full Story
January 09, 2016

Proposal would loosen Alaska hiring rules on prescription drug use

Currently, marijuana is the only controlled substance that wouldn't exclude a potential candidate from consideration - Full Story
January 09, 2016

NC officer fired for off-duty collision

The officer told investigators he reached down in the car to retrieve some papers, accidentally activating the lights - Full Story
January 09, 2016

State police official who led Pa. manhunt demoted and reassigned

Officials said Friday former Lt. Col. George Bivens was demoted to major - Full Story



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