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California Supreme Court to Rule on Collisions in Police Pursuits

July 17, 2018
The California Supreme Court will soon decide whether a lawsuit against the Gardena (CA) Police Department can go forward, and the outcome of that decision could affect whether or not people hurt and families of those killed during police pursuits will be more likely to win compensation from cities and counties.

3 Men Convicted of Florida Deputy's Murder Avoid Death Penalty

July 17, 2018
Three men convicted in the fatal shooting of Broward County (FL) Deputy Brian Tephford won't receive the death penalty.

Parkland Students File Suit Against Broward Sheriff, Other Officials

July 12, 2018
Survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have filed a federal lawsuit against Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, and other law enforcement officials.

Florida Officials Try to Keep Video of Attack at Parkland School Hidden

July 11, 2018
Attorneys for the Broward County School Board and Broward State Attorney's Office argued in court on Tuseday that releasing the surveillance footage of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February "could put the school's safety in jeopardy."

Former Ohio Chief Says City Officials Retaliated Against Him

July 11, 2018
Former Akron (OH) Police Chief James Nice — who served in that role between 2011 and 2017 before being forced from the job amid accusations that he made racist remarks — filed a lawsuit on Tuesday saying that that city officials retaliated against him for not showing loyalty to Mayor Dan Horrigan.

President Trump’s Supreme Court Short List Shrinks

July 6, 2018
The president may make an announcement about his pick as soon as Monday, some speculate.

Judge: California Sanctuary Laws Not Impeding Federal Immigration Policy

July 5, 2018
U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez refused Thursday to block California from restricting local law enforcement cooperation with immigration agents, an early legal victory for the state’s "sanctuary" law.

Judge: Man Who Killed Texas Chief Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

July 3, 2018
During the court proceedings, two psychiatrists — one employed by the defense, the other hired by the prosecution — said they believed Joshua Manuel Lopez was insane at the time of the crime.

Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy Announces Retirement

June 28, 2018
Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday that he is retiring from the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Bans Mandatory Fees for Public Employee Unions

June 27, 2018
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police officers, teachers, and other public employees cannot be forced to pay dues or fees to support their unions.

NYPD Officers Can Sue to Keep Disciplinary Records Secret

June 20, 2018
The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association lawsuit maintains that releasing the files violates Section 50-a of the 1976 state civil rights law—which bars releasing disciplinary files.

California's Push to Change Police Use-of-Force Standard Moves Forward

June 20, 2018
A California Senate committee advanced the legislation that would allow police to use deadly force only in situations where it is necessary to prevent imminent and serious injury or death to the officer or another person.

Minneapolis Police Cease Undercover Marijuana Operations

June 8, 2018
The Minneapolis Police Department has ordered its officers to discontinue sting operations that target “low-level” marijuana possession and sales.

No Charges for CA Reserve Officer Who Fired Gun in Class

June 5, 2018
When Alexander's gun fired into a ceiling, he did not commit a crime, prosecutors concluded.

How To Handle Lawyers and Miranda Warnings

June 4, 2018
Are warnings necessary during a lawyer's presence?

Man Pleads Guilty to Ambushing 4 SC Officers, Killing Detective

May 22, 2018
The man charged with killing York County, SC, Detective Mike Doty and shooting three other officers pleaded guilty Tuesday morning.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Suspended Amid Federal Tax Charges

May 11, 2018
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has suspended Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa with pay pending the resolution of three federal criminal tax charges he faces.

Man Who Stabbed New York Officer Found Guilty of Attempted Murder

May 3, 2018
Mark Caraway, 42, was convicted by a jury of Attempted Aggravated Murder of a Police Officer, a class A felony, and five counts of Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, a class B felony.

Toronto Van Attack Suspect Charged with Murder

April 24, 2018
Alek Minassian, the man accused of plowing into Toronto pedestrians with a rented van on Monday, was charged Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder.

Border Agent Acquitted of Murder in Fatal Shooting of Teen

April 24, 2018
An Arizona jury acquitted a U.S. Border Patrol agent of a second-degree murder charge in the death of a teen from Mexico but deadlocked on lesser counts of manslaughter.
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