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What do Philly police think of the 'Ferguson effect'?

Some believe the 'Ferguson effect' has been a factor in an increase in violent-crime rates in a number of big cities - Full Story


Prosecution nears finish in first Freddie Gray trial

Officer William Porter is one of six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray - Full Story


How SCOTUS impacted policing in 2015 Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

How SCOTUS impacted policing in 2015

The Court has said reasonableness does not require perfection, but it does require a plausible satisfaction of Fourth Amendment criteria - Full Story


2nd judge recuses in Okla. deputy's fatal shooting case

Robert Bates says he confused his stun gun and handgun, and has pleaded not guilty - Full Story


Justices reject challenge to local assault weapons ban

The court left in place a lower court ruling that local governments have leeway in deciding how to regulate firearms - Full Story


NY lawmakers to review police body cameras

Many say wider use of the cameras could ensure that the public has a way to hold law enforcement accountable - Full Story


Seattle suspect shot, killed by police after shooting at officers during pursuit

Police say up to 11 officers are believed to have exchanged gunfire with the man - Full Story


Assistant medical examiner testifies about Freddie Gray's injuries

The doctor testified Friday that Gray died of a neck injury, and that his death was ruled a homicide - Full Story

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