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January 29, 2016

Attorney: Chicago officer didn't tamper with dashcam in McDonald shooting

The squad car video of the McDonald shooting contradicted officer accounts that McDonald lunged at them - Full Story
January 29, 2016

Ill. Supreme Court kills law protecting police from lawsuits

Responders will no longer have blanket immunity from lawsuits brought by individuals who accuse them of improper protection - Full Story
January 29, 2016

DA: SF mayor, police chief uncooperative in misconduct probe

Police officials said the fatal shooting suspect was in an earlier stabbing, armed with a knife and refused to drop it - Full Story
January 29, 2016

Chicago police to get more training on mental illness

The goal of the new program is to make sure first responders 'have the right training, practice, and preparations' - Full Story
January 28, 2016

Audit: DC police don't use firearms excessively

Washington's police department agreed voluntarily to Justice Department oversight in 2001 - Full Story
January 28, 2016

Ga. trooper wounded in gun battle improving after surgery

Trooper Jacob Fields was shot in the leg and stomach just below his ballistic vest - Full Story
January 28, 2016
3 more arrested as Bundy urges refuge occupiers to leave

3 more arrested as Bundy urges refuge occupiers to leave

It was unclear whether the rest of Bundy's followers still holed up at the refuge were ready to heed his advice - Full Story
January 28, 2016

Chicago tech project will make police misconduct complaints more accessible

Since 2007, the Knight News Challenge has invested in projects that present innovative ways to use data to affect citizens - Full Story
January 28, 2016

Body camera shows Calif. man yelled 'I can't breathe' before death

Last week, Oakland settled a wrongful-death lawsuit stemming from the case for $450K - Full Story
January 27, 2016

New virtual reality film drops viewers into an officer-involved shooting

The 'Perspective 2: The Misdemeanor' puts the user on all sides of a shooting - Full Story



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