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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
January 15, 2016
Video: Wash. police TASER, disarm suicidal woman armed with knife

Video: Wash. police TASER, disarm suicidal woman armed with knife

The quick-thinking officers were able to save others and the woman from herself - Full Story
January 15, 2016

Wash. lawmakers seek rules for police body camera video

Washington, D.C. and nine states have enacted laws in 2015 that address access to body-camera footage - Full Story
January 13, 2016

Family sues over man's death in Tenn. police custody

A Mississippi medical examiner found Goode died from 'complications of LSD toxicity' - Full Story
January 13, 2016
Video: Ohio police fatally shoot man pointing BB gun at them

Video: Ohio police fatally shoot man pointing BB gun at them

Officers thought the Daisy BB pistol was real until after the shooting - Full Story



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