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February 12, 2015
Head of Missouri State Highway Patrol to step down

Head of Missouri State Highway Patrol to step down

Retiring in May after a five-year stint of guiding the agency through several contentious situations, including civil unrest in Ferguson - Full Story
February 11, 2015

Mo. councilwoman accused of firing cops who arrested son

Police chief believes officers were fired because they messed with the son of a councilwoman - Full Story
February 11, 2015
22 cops, firefighters receive Medal of Valor

22 cops, firefighters receive Medal of Valor

This year's ceremony honored individuals who committed acts of valor between 2011 and 2013 - Full Story
February 09, 2015

Seattle chief warns officers about social media posts after cops put on leave

Twice within the past week, chief has put officers on paid leave after inflammatory comments appeared under their names on Facebook and Twitter - Full Story
January 21, 2015

Ex-Sheriff gets 10 years in bizarre NM road rage case

Rodella, who was in plain clothes at the time, said Tafoya was a reckless driver whom he was trying to stop in the interest of public safety - Full Story
January 21, 2015

Ohio chief famous for social presence steps down amid damaging allegations

Brimfield Township Police Chief David Oliver resigned two days after he was suspended for allegations of gender discrimination - Full Story
January 14, 2015

Video: Ky. cop injured after pistol discharges in gun store, files suit

Attorney says his client has had multiple surgeries and has lost enough functionality in his left hand that he can no longer work as a police officer - Full Story
January 13, 2015
How can de Blasio heal the rift with the NYPD?

How can de Blasio heal the rift with the NYPD?

As Mayor Bill de Blasio plots his next move to end a crisis that has led to an NYPD work slowdown, his advisers have made it clear: he won't apologize - Full Story
January 12, 2015

Lawyer: 'Nothing unreasonable' about ECD use on 76-year-old

Former Officer Nathanial Robinson plans to appeal his firing after being terminated last week over his use of force in the incident - Full Story
January 10, 2015
Mo. leaders pressured Ferguson for chief's resignation

Mo. leaders pressured Ferguson for chief's resignation

Top state officials had several meetings where they applied pressure on the city to force Jackson to resign - Full Story



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