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Search Result: Juveniles

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15-Year-Old Arrested In Detention Officer's Death

September 25, 2013
A 15-year-old boy will face charges as an adult in the shooting death of a Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's deputy who was shot outside his home in August.

D.C. Youth Crashes Stolen Cruiser

March 26, 2013
A youth crashed a Metro (D.C.) Police cruiser following a short joyride after a sergeant left his keys in the ignition, police said. The youth, who escaped after the crash, took off with the squad on Monday afternoon.

Video: N.C. Cops Chase 12-Year-Old Girl

February 20, 2013
North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers stopped a 12-year-old girl who had led officers on a pursuit on Monday that began in South Carolina.

N.C. Cops Chase 12-Year-Old Girl

February 20, 2013

North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers stopped a 12-year-old South Carolina girl who had led officers on a pursuit, after she allegedly stole her father's pick-up truck following an argument. Read the full story here.

12-Year-Old Convicted of Murdering His Father

January 14, 2013
A 12-year-old boy has been convicted of second-degree murder for shooting and killing his neo-Nazi father as the man slept.

Prosecutor: Teens Caught Rapping, Dancing on Cruiser

January 10, 2013
Stomping and dancing atop a police car during an amateur rap video shoot caused about $3,000 damage and resulted in misdemeanor vandalism charges for an 18-year-old San Francisco man, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Alaska Teen Lights Trooper's Car On Fire

November 15, 2012
A 15-year-old boy set fire to an Alaska State trooper's car after he was arrested for punching and spitting on the trooper.

Video: Ohio Cops Chase Boy Through 4 Counties

November 1, 2012
Ohio police say a 12-year-old stole three vehicles and led officers on a chase through four counties that reached speeds of 70 mph until Stop Sticks halted the pursuit on Tuesday.

Ohio Cops Chase Boy Through 4 Counties

November 1, 2012

A 12-year-old boy stole three cars and led law enforcement officers on a chase through four counties on Tuesday. Officers eventually used stop sticks to end the pursuit. Read the full story here.

13-Year-Old Fla. Boy Charged with Murder

September 18, 2012
A 13-year-old Florida boy faces murder charges as an adult in a case that could provide another test of sentencing rules for juveniles. Cristian Fernandez has been accused of murdering his 2-year-old half-brother and sexually abusing his 5-year-old half-brother.

15-Year-Old Driving Stolen Car Killed In Pursuit

September 17, 2012
A 15-year-old Michigan teenager crashed a stolen car after eluding an officer with stop sticks and died at the scene in Niles. One officer reached speeds of 85 mph during a vehicle pursuit.

Shots Fired at Illinois High School

September 7, 2012
A student has been taken into custody after gun shots were fired into the ceiling of Normal Community High School in Normal, Illinois.

L.A. Schools Move Away From Zero-Tolerance Policies

September 4, 2012
In a decisive step away from the zero tolerance policies of the 1990s, Los Angeles school police have agreed to stop issuing citations to truant students and instead refer them to city youth centers for educational counseling and other services to help address their academic struggles.

Supreme Court Bars Life Without Parole for Teen Killers

June 25, 2012
The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that states may not impose mandatory life sentences without parole on juveniles, even if they have been convicted of taking part in a murder.

Strip Searching Misdemeanor Arrestees

June 1, 2012

After issuing a series of decisions over the years that have been mostly deferential to custodial officials in managing their secure facilities, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued a new ruling on the constitutionality of visual strip searches of minor-offense arrestees.

Ohio High School Shooter To Be Tried As Adult

May 25, 2012
The Ohio teenager accused of gunning down three classmates in the Chardon High School cafeteria will be tried as an adult, a judge ruled on Thursday. If convicted, T.J. Lane would be eligible for life imprisonment.

Juveniles and Miranda "Custody"

August 1, 2011

In J.D.B. v. North Carolina, the Supreme Court didn't really clarify the issue of Mirandizing juveniles. Until further issues are litigated, officers should consult policy advisers to obtain guidelines for Mirandizing and interrogating juvenile suspects.

Runaways

March 1, 2009

Runaways were once categorized as either adventurous juveniles or rebellious teens. Today's more evolved view holds that runaways are victims of dysfunctional family situations. This change in beliefs has forced a change in the police response to runaways.

The Young and the Arrestless

December 1, 2008

Notwithstanding the explosion of youth criminality, the court has largely continued to treat juvenile offenders in a more lenient and paternalistic fashion than adults.

California Law on Youth Informants Not Needed

November 1, 2008

A few weeks ago, the Golden State passed what may be the only law of its kind in the nation. Approved as a so-called "urgency measure," the statute "prohibits the use of children age 12 and under as informants" in police investigations.

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