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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

2 Baltimore Officers Accept Discipline in Freddie Gray Case

October 10, 2017
Two Baltimore police officers have accepted "minor disciplinary action" for their involvement in the 2015 arrest of Freddie Gray rather than argue their cases before departmental trial boards, as they had been scheduled to do, a police union attorney confirmed Tuesday.

Charge Dropped for Army Corps Employee in SC Deputy's Death

September 20, 2017
Charges have been dropped against a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee in the death of a South Carolina sheriff's deputy thrown from a boat during a training accident.

No Federal Charges Against Officers in Freddie Gray Death, Says Report

September 12, 2017
Federal prosecutors will not charge any of the Baltimore officers involved with the death of Freddie Gray, according to a report.

Man Sues FL Sheriff Who Threatened Arrests at Shelters During Hurricane Irma

September 11, 2017
A man who claims he was denied entry to a shelter unless he underwent a background check is suing Polk County, FL, Sheriff Grady Judd, who got national attention after saying on Twitter he would jail anyone with an outstanding warrant who tried to seek shelter from Hurricane Irma.

Judge Declares CO Sex Offender Registration Act Unconstitutional

September 5, 2017
A federal court judge's ruling finding that Colorado's sex-offender registry violated the Constitutional rights of three sex offenders who sued could change the way the public gets access to the list. More Here.

Utah Nurse Handcuffed Over Refusal to Draw Blood from Crash Victim

September 1, 2017
A nurse says she was assaulted and illegally arrested by a Salt Lake City police detective for following a hospital policy that does not allow blood draws from unconscious patients. More Here.

CA Supreme Court Says Police License Plate Data Is Public

September 1, 2017
Data that law enforcement collects indiscriminately from license plate readers on millions of motorists are not police "investigative records" that may be kept secret from the public, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

FL Governor Has Right to Reassign Anti-Death Penalty Prosecutor's Cases

September 1, 2017
A Florida state attorney who refused to seek the death penalty lost her court fight Thursday with the governor who reassigned her murder cases, including police officers' homicides, to another prosecutor.

FL Governor Takes Kissimmee Officers' Homicide Case From Non-Death-Penalty Lawyer

August 21, 2017
Florida's governor has issued an executive order reassigning the case of a man accused of killing two police officers from the top prosecutor who says she is no longer seeking the death penalty.

Arpaio Found Guilty of Criminal Contempt of Court

July 31, 2017
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton found former Maricopa County, AZ, Sheriff Joe Arpaio guilty of criminal contempt of court, finding that he willfully violated a federal judge's order.

2 Former Omaha Officers Charged With Assault in Man's Death

July 27, 2017
Douglas County, NE, Attorney Don Kleine announced Wednesday that he is charging two of the officers involved in attempts to subdue a mentally ill Oklahoma man who died after being shocked repeatedly with a conducted electrical weapon on June 5.
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