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December 05, 2014

Report: Complaints against NYPD down

Allegations of abuse of force, abuse of authority, offensive language and discourtesy were all down this year - Full Story
December 05, 2014
Experts: Body cameras for police are no cure-all

Experts: Body cameras for police are no cure-all

Often what is filmed may appear excessive to a person unfamiliar with police work, even though the conduct may be legal - Full Story
December 05, 2014
Police use of force cases stir national protests, debate

Police use of force cases stir national protests, debate

Thousands took to the streets from New York City to San Francisco for a second straight night to protest a grand jury decision on an in-custody death - Full Story
December 04, 2014
SC chief charged with murder in shooting

SC chief charged with murder in shooting

Lawyer accused prosecutors of taking advantage of national outrage toward police to get the indictment - Full Story
December 04, 2014
DOJ, Cleveland police reach reform agreement

DOJ, Cleveland police reach reform agreement

U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland reached an agreement Thursday to overhaul the city's police department - Full Story
December 04, 2014

Ga. deputy shot during prostitution sting

Sheriff's deputy was recovering Thursday morning after being shot during a late night prostitution sting - Full Story
December 04, 2014
Protests erupt after decision on NY in-custody death

Protests erupt after decision on NY in-custody death

Protests sent thousands onto New York's streets, where 83 people were arrested - Full Story
December 04, 2014
Union leaders angered over mayor's remarks on Garner death

Union leaders angered over mayor's remarks on Garner death

Police union leaders on Thursday accused Bill de Blasio of betraying the cleared policeman and his fellow officers - Full Story
December 03, 2014
Two men charged in gun battle with off-duty Ill. deputy

Two men charged in gun battle with off-duty Ill. deputy

A weekend gunfight with an off-duty sheriff's deputy outside a bar left one of the men in critical condition - Full Story
December 02, 2014
Drunk MMA fighter sends Iowa officer to hospital

Drunk MMA fighter sends Iowa officer to hospital

Jody "Joe" Vedepo head butted one officer in the chest, sending him to the hospital - Full Story



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