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Judge Awards $4M To Calif. Couple Shot by Deputies

August 15, 2013
A federal judge awarded a Lancaster couple $4 million Tuesday for injuries they suffered when two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies shot them during a parolee search.

NYPD Must Use On-Body Video, Judge Says

August 13, 2013
A federal judge ruled Monday that NYPD officers in the five precincts with the most stop-and-frisks would begin wearing on-officer video systems to prevent inappropriate behavior.

Judge: NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk Unconstitutional

August 12, 2013
U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin also called for an independent monitor to oversee major changes to the policy including training, supervision, monitoring, and discipline.

SCOTUS Orders Release of 9,600 Calif. Inmates

August 5, 2013
In a major setback for Gov. Jerry Brown, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to block a court order that he release 9,600 inmates from state prisons, moving California a step closer to relocating or freeing those prisoners by the end of the year.

LAPD Tries Mediation for Racial Profiling Claims

August 2, 2013
The Los Angeles Police Department received the go-ahead Tuesday to launch an experimental mediation program that would bring officers face-to-face with people who have accused them of racial profiling.

FBI Tells Sanford PD Not to Return Zimmerman's Gun

July 19, 2013
The Sanford (Fla.) Police Department reversed its plan to return George Zimmerman's handgun following a directive from the FBI.

How To Write Better Police Reports

July 18, 2013

In those cases where force is used—and we are most likely to be sued—we seem to be ashamed to tell the truth and admit that we hit, punched, kicked, bit, scratched, and otherwise got nasty with some miscreant.

Video: Texas Trooper Fired for Roadside Cavity Search

July 8, 2013
A female Texas trooper has been fired and her male partner suspended for a roadside cavity search of two bikini-clad women in Brazoria County.

'Cops' Moves from Fox To Spike

May 6, 2013
Television's longest-running series moved to the Spike network after Fox canceled the police reality show Monday. "Cops" will wrap up its 25th season later this month and restart in September on Spike with new episodes.

Video: La. Troopers Exonerated In Force Probe

April 18, 2013
Nine Louisiana State Police troopers acted appropriately when they tackled two black teenagers in the French Quarter of New Orleans during pre-Mardi Gras festivities, according to a state police report.

Utah Agency Requests FBI Probe

April 4, 2013
The fatal officer-involved shooting of Danielle Willard and other issues plaguing the West Valley (Utah) Police Department has now resulted in requests for two independent FBI investigations.

Police Shooting Ruled Justified in Oakland Lawsuit

April 2, 2013
Officers Eriberto Perez-Angeles and Omar Daza-Quiroz smiled and hugged their attorneys after a jury in U.S. District Court in Oakland, after deliberating for less than a day, ruled that they had not used unreasonable force against Derrick Jones, 37, when they shot and killed him in November 2010.

Feds Launch Use-of-Force Probe of Cleveland Police

March 14, 2013
The U.S. Department of Justice opened an investigation to determine whether Cleveland police use excessive force and evaluate the department's training, supervision, and accountability mechanisms.

Former Texas Cop Punched Handcuffed Subject

March 8, 2013
A former Laredo (Texas) Police officer pleaded guilty today to violating the civil rights of an arrestee, when he struck a suspect he had handcuffed in the back of a patrol car.

Ala. Chief Apologizes to Civil Rights Leader

March 5, 2013
U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said he was moved to tears Saturday after Montgomery (Ala.) Police Chief Kevin Murphy presented the badge off of his uniform along with an apology to Lewis and other Freedom Riders for police officers' failure to act during a 1961 attack.

Judge Lets NYPD Resume Stop-and-Frisks

January 22, 2013
A federal judge is allowing the New York Police Department to temporarily resume some controversial Bronx residential trespass stops.

Judge Limits NYPD's Stop and Frisks In the Bronx

January 8, 2013
A federal judge in Manhattan ruled on Tuesday that the New York Police Department's practice of stopping people suspected of trespassing outside private buildings in the Bronx was unconstitutional.

Video: NYPD Cop Calls Teen 'F**king Mutt' During Stop-and-Frisk

October 11, 2012
An NYPD officer told a 16-year-old student he stopped him because he was "a f**king mutt" in audio captured by the teen and included in a report from The Nation criticizing the agency's stop-and-frisk policy.

Video: N.J. Paraplegic Sues Cops Over OIS

August 2, 2012
A New Jersey teenager who fired blanks to stop an assault by gang members claims he was shot three times by responding undercover officers who shot him in the back.

Ga. Chief Convicted of Abusing Detainee

August 2, 2012
A federal jury convicted a former Georgia police chief Thursday of abusing a pre-trial detainee. The 54-year-old Walter Young, the former chief of the Omega Police Department, now faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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