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September 12, 2015

SC officer fired after body camera footage backed up complaints

Fellow officers complained about the ex-officer's use of force - Full Story
September 12, 2015

Calif. lawmakers approve bills to track racial profiling, police use of force

One proposal would require police officers to collect data on the people they stop - Full Story
September 09, 2015

No charges in Wash. police killing of rock-throwing suspect

Prosecutor said there was no evidence the officers acted with malice - Full Story
September 09, 2015

Defense seeks bail for ex-officer charged in fatal SC shooting

A bystander's cellphone video showed ex-officer firing 8 times as suspect tried to run away from a traffic stop - Full Story
September 09, 2015

Baltimore approves $6.4M settlement in Freddie Gray case

The settlement could decide whether a judge decides to move the trials for the six officers charged out of the city - Full Story
September 09, 2015

Baltimore's payment will be latest in a series nationwide

Baltimore's payout follows several other million-dollar-plus payouts in recent years involving officer-involved deaths - Full Story
September 08, 2015

Video: Assault of SC cop captured on body cam, police searching for suspect

The suspect struck the officer on the right side of his face - Full Story
September 08, 2015

2016 trial set for Brown family's suit against Ferguson

An attorney for Ferguson and the other defendants has asked for the lawsuit to be thrown out - Full Story
September 08, 2015

Affidavit: Slain fugitive fired at NM officers first

A fugitive killed by police after a nearly 40-mile pursuit had fired his gun first at officers, before one returned fire - Full Story
September 07, 2015

Plainclothes cops keep eye out for NY Times Square hustlers

The mixing of numerous people makes Times Square 'one of the most complex environments in the world' for officers - Full Story

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