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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.

Former TX Officer Indicted on Murder Charge, Says Shot Teen Out of Fear for Partner's Safety

July 19, 2017
A former Dallas-area police officer was indicted Monday on murder and other charges in a deadly April encounter in which authorities said he fired at a car, killing a 15-year-old passenger. The former officer says he fired because he feared for his partner's safety.

MO Joins 27 Other States With 'Blue Alert' System

July 6, 2017
Missouri soon will have a system to notify the general public when a law enforcement officer is killed or injured.

CA Bill Would Make Police Body Camera Videos Public

July 6, 2017
New legislation from a Bay Area assemblyman would dramatically expand public access to police body camera videos in California.

Video: Denver Police Union Asks Judge to Force Prosecution of Chief, Deputy Chief

June 30, 2017
Denver's police union is fighting back against the district attorney's decision not to prosecute the city's two top officers.

Family of Philando Castile Reaches $3M Settlement in Police Shooting Case

June 26, 2017
The family of Philando Castile has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city of St. Anthony Village, according to a statement from both parties.

Former Milwaukee Officer Acquitted of Homicide in Fatal OIS

June 21, 2017
A former Milwaukee police officer was acquitted by a jury Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a man last year. The shooting set off days of protests and riots in the city.

More Than 2 Dozen Teams Apply to Serve as Monitor of Baltimore Police Consent Decree

June 9, 2017
More than two dozen teams have applied to serve as the independent monitor overseeing police reforms in Baltimore under the consent decree between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice.

FLEOA Foundation Defends NYPD Sergeant Accused of Murder

June 5, 2017
The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) Foundation released the following statement in opposition to the murder charge the New York City Bronx District Attorney's (DA) Office brought against NYPD Sergeant Hugh Barry.
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