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Jury Awards More Than $37M to Family of Maryland Woman Over Fatal Police Shooting

February 16, 2018
A Baltimore County jury has ruled in favor of the family of Korryn Gaines — and awarded more than $37 million in damages — in the civil lawsuit brought by the family of the Randallstown, MD, woman who was fatally shot by a county police officer after a six-hour standoff in 2016.

Missouri Bill to Up Penalties for Harming Police Dogs Fails

February 15, 2018
Missouri lawmakers voted down a bill that would have increased the penalties for killing or injuring police dogs in the state.

NYPD Officer Found Not Guilty in Fatal Shooting of Mentally Ill Woman

February 15, 2018
A New York Police Department sergeant has been found not guilty in the fatal shooting of a bat-wielding mentally ill woman.

Baltimore Officers May Now be Personally Liable for Some Lawsuit Damages

February 7, 2018
The Baltimore police union said that forcing officers to pay up personally was a change in policy by the city. But City Solicitor Andre Davis said Wednesday the policy has not changed and officers have potentially been on the hook for decades in such cases.

No Charges for Officers in Dallas Sniper's Death

January 31, 2018
Dallas police officers who used a bomb robot to kill the sniper who ambushed officers and civilians during a downtown protest will not face charges, a grand jury has determined.

San Francisco to Wipe Out Thousands of Marijuana Convictions

January 31, 2018
San Francisco will retroactively apply California's new marijuana legalization laws to prior convictions, expunging or reducing misdemeanor and felony convictions dating back to 1975, the district attorney's office announced Wednesday.

Video: Trial for Philly Officer's Accused Shooter Begins

January 25, 2018
Officer Jesse Hartnett was shot three times two years ago. As each charge was read, his accused shooter - rather than entering a plea of guilty or not guilty - replied, "I don't plead to anyone but Allah."

Trial for Philly Officer's Accused Shooter Begins

January 25, 2018
Officer Jesse Hartnett was shot three times while sitting in his patrol car in West Philadelphia two years ago. Archer, rather than entering a plea of guilty or not guilty of charges in the shooting, replied, "I don't plead to anyone but Allah." More Here.

Supreme Court Rules for Police Officers in D.C. House Party Case

January 22, 2018
The court ruled unanimously that the officers could not be held liable for making the arrests after they came upon a scene of "utter Bacchanalia," as Justice Clarence Thomas described it in announcing the decision.

ICE Director Promises Doubling of Officers After CA 'Sanctuary' Law Signed

January 8, 2018
"If [Brown] thinks he is protecting the community, he's doing quite the opposite," Homan said. "[Brown] is knowingly putting law enforcement at risk."

Baltimore Judge Rules City Violated Contracts by Cutting Police, Fire Pension Benefits

January 4, 2018
A judge ruled Tuesday that former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's overhaul of pension benefits "unlawfully withdrew" a variable pension benefit that paid out more money to retirees when the stock market improved.

IL Officer Hit at Stop Light Eligible for Disability Benefits, Court Rules

December 11, 2017
Martin ended up with permanent disabilities that prevented him from returning to the field. However, the Board of Trustees of the police pension fund of Shiloh maintained that Martin did not have a line-of-duty injury.

MO Cop Killer Suspect Won't Face Death Penalty

December 11, 2017
St. Louis County prosecutors said Friday that they would not seek a death sentence for Trenton Forster in the shooting death of St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder.

Former AZ Officer Found Not Guilty of Second-Degree Murder

December 7, 2017
A jury has found former Mesa, AZ, police officer Philip Brailsford not guilty of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a man at a Mesa hotel in 2016.

Baltimore Drops More Criminal Cases Due to Alleged Police Misconduct

December 5, 2017
Prosecutors also said they have dropped or will drop more than 200 cases linked to officers involved in the body-camera incidents if more time isn't granted for additional investigation.

Former Baltimore Sgt. Indicted; Slain Detective Died Before Testifying

November 30, 2017
Davis reiterated that Det. Sean Suiter was not ever the target of an FBI Investigation. Suiter was set to give grand jury testimony in this case a day after he was fatally shot in West Baltimore.

Supreme Court to Review Need for Warrant for Cellphone Tower Data

November 27, 2017
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court hears its latest case about privacy in the digital age. At issue is whether police generally need a warrant to review the records.

Baltimore Lt. Cleared of All Administrative Charges in Freddie Gray Case

November 17, 2017
Baltimore Police Lt. Brian Rice was acquitted on administrative charges that he neglected police procedures during the arrest of Freddibale Gray.

Texas Back In Federal Court Over Anti-"Sanctuary Cities" Law

November 7, 2017
Attorneys for the state of Texas were set to head back before the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Tuesday to defend the state’s new immigration enforcement law, Senate Bill 4, against charges that the measure is discriminatory and violates the U.S. Constitution.

Man Sues Ohio City for Arresting Him Over Parody Police Facebook Page

October 11, 2017
A man charged with and acquitted of a felony for creating a Facebook page that parodied a suburban Cleveland police department is suing the city, saying it violated his right to free speech
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