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January 18, 2016

Video of Md. State police drug arrest raises question about use of force

The troopers involved in the arrest were cleared of any wrongdoing and their actions were deemed justified - Full Story
January 17, 2016
1 Utah officer dead, 1 officer shot, suspect killed in gun battle

1 Utah officer dead, 1 officer shot, suspect killed in gun battle

An officer has died after he was shot by a suspect who was later killed by police. A second officer was shot three times - Full Story
January 17, 2016

Calif. officer fatally shoots passenger, dog after driver attempts to run him over

Officer fatally shot a woman and a dog in a stolen car at the end of a high-speed pursuit - Full Story
January 17, 2016
Illinois, other states debate laws for police videos

Illinois, other states debate laws for police videos

In Illinois, some legislators want a judge to be the first stop in determining whether a video involving police use of force should be released to the public - Full Story
January 16, 2016

Chicago police unions push for destruction of old complaints

The two unions' contracts with the city stipulate that the records be destroyed after five years - Full Story
January 16, 2016

Fla. rulings protect sheriff but let wounded suspects sue deputies

The rulings are nearly identical to ones that have been made in other recent excessive force cases - Full Story
January 16, 2016

Wash. police fatally shoot armed man pointing gun at officer

Officers were investigating a report about a possible suicidal man - Full Story
January 15, 2016

Ala. officer's civil, state cases loom after federal acquittal

Federal prosecutors failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Parker willfully violated the rights of am older man - Full Story
January 15, 2016

TASER use restricted in 5 states

The decision applies in the five states in the 4th Circuit - Full Story
January 15, 2016

Video: SF cops' UOF during cyclist's arrest spurs internal investigation

The alleged offenses were listed as disobeying a traffic order, battery on a peace officer and resisting arrest - Full Story



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