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June 18, 2015

Photo: NC cop’s infant son ‘swears in’ at father’s ceremony

Viral photo shows what appears to be a baby, along with his father, being sworn into a police department - Full Story
June 16, 2015
Del. police help girl with cancer meet Taylor Swift

Del. police help girl with cancer meet Taylor Swift

When young girl with cancer was unable to attend concert, police created campaign to grant her wish - Full Story
June 12, 2015

Texas teacher fired after Internet post about cop in viral pool incident

Teacher said online that she was inclined to support racial segregation after watching widely circulated video - Full Story
June 11, 2015
Miami principal removed after defending Texas cop online

Miami principal removed after defending Texas cop online

Principal expressed support for officer in Texas pool party incident that went viral - Full Story
June 05, 2015

Feds: Texas Mexican Mafia killed drug-dealing cop

Mafia ordered the death of officer last year after they found out through Facebook that the man who was dealing drugs for them was also a cop - Full Story
June 04, 2015

Law clerk resigns over comments on NJ trooper's death

Mourned deer killed in the crash instead of trooper and said trooper's death was "not tragic" - Full Story
June 01, 2015
High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

Court did not specify to lower courts exactly what the standard of proof should be - Full Story
May 26, 2015

3 burglars share tips of trade in crime prevention video

The Columbus Police Department recruited the inmates with the help of the state prisons agency and produced a YouTube video in which the offenders share their how-to tips - Full Story
May 20, 2015
Va. trooper's good deed for stranded student goes viral

Va. trooper's good deed for stranded student goes viral

20-year-old student Joseph Owusu was driving home from school at night when his back tire blew - Full Story
May 17, 2015
Vegas captain gets job back after giving copter ride to rock star

Vegas captain gets job back after giving copter ride to rock star

Former police captain who resigned rather than be demoted for helping a guitarist use PD's copter for a wedding proposal is poised to get his job back - Full Story



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