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Sharpton Calls for Federal Police Laws After South Carolina Shooting

April 8, 2015
“There must be national policy and national law on policing,” Mr. Sharpton said. “We can’t go from state to state, we’ve got to have national law to protect people against these continued questions.”
<p>Photo: FBI</p>

Tsarnaev Guilty of Boston Marathon Bombings, Eligible for Death Penalty

April 8, 2015
Nearly two years after two pressure-cooker bombs ripped through a crowd of unsuspecting spectators near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, a federal jury found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty for his role in the deadly attacks.

273 Fallen LEOs to be Honored During Candlelight Vigil May 13

April 8, 2015
Today the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund released the roll call of names of 273 U.S. law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. These names will be engraved this month and formally dedicated at the 27th annual Candlelight Vigil held at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on Wednesday, May 13th at 8:00 pm.

Louisiana Officer Killed in Crash During High-Speed Chase

April 8, 2015
Louisiana State Police reported Officer Juandre Gilliam of the Jeanerette Police Department died during an apparent high speed chase. He had only been on the force for two years and just graduated from the police academy last month.
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North Charleston Officer Faces Murder Charge After Video Shows Him Shooting Man In Back

April 7, 2015
A North Charleston police officer was arrested on a murder charge and the FBI opened a civil rights investigation Tuesday after video surfaced of the lawman shooting at a 50-year-old man as he ran away.
<p>Justus Howell (Photo: Facebook)</p>

Illinois Teen Shot, Killed by Police After Ripping Off Illegal Gun Dealer and Running Away with Stolen Handgun

April 7, 2015
A fight ensued and the gun discharged into the ground. Peet let go of the handgun when he heard police coming and saw officers running after Howell, who still had the gun, according to the statement. Peet also heard the officers give Howell commands and heard the gunshots.
<p>Officer Eduard Alba of the Miami Beach Police Department was dragged and injured when he stopped an 18-year-old driver who had no license and was reportedly racing in a busy tourist area. (Photo: YouTube)</p>

Miami Beach Officer Dragged and Injured But No Shots Fired Because of New Policy

April 7, 2015
The driver was charged with first-degree attempted murder, fleeing and eluding a police officer and leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury. Oates said it was likely that Alba’s bike helmet saved his life.

CHP Marks 45th Anniversary of Bloody Newhall Shootout

April 7, 2015
“The officers who lost their lives were very young and had families just like many of our officers do today,” CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said in a statement. “We honor the memory of the Newhall officers regularly and vow that their sacrifice and that of their loved ones will never be forgotten.”

Arizona Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Have Banned Use of Ticket Quantity as Officer Performance Metric

April 7, 2015
Arizona's governor has quashed legislation that would have limited the ability of police departments to consider how many citations a police officer has issued when looking at things like promotions.
<p>Suburban Houston agencies sent officers into area high schools to pose as students. The scenario is similar to the plot of the movie and TV show &quot;21 Jump Street.&quot; Jonah Hill, left, and Channing Tatum starred in the Columbia Pictures action comedy &quot;21 Jump Street.&quot; (Courtesy of Scott Garfield/Columbia Pictures/MCT) (Photo: Publicity Still)</p>

Inside a Real "21 Jump Street" Investigation in Suburban Houston

April 7, 2015
Six students in Pearland ISD – four or them adults; two still minors – were arrested and handed a total of 10 charges following the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Task Force undercover operation, which began in August 2014 and ended in March 2015.
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