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N.Y. DA Halts Prosecution of Trespassers

September 28, 2012
The Bronx district attorney's office is no longer prosecuting people who were stopped at public housing projects and arrested for trespassing, a stop-and-frisk tactic widely used by the New York Police Department.

Prosecutors: Colo. Theater Shooter Threatened Professors Before Attack

September 28, 2012
The suspect in Colorado's deadly movie theater attack was barred from university property for threatening a professor, prosecutors said in court documents released Friday, raising more questions about why campus police didn't report his actions to other authorities.

3rd Ex-Fullerton Cop Charged In Beating Death

September 28, 2012
A third Fullerton (Calif.) Police officer now faces felony charges in the beating death of a homeless, mentally ill man at a bus depot last year. An Orange County grand jury indicted Joseph Wolfe, 37, on charges of involuntary manslaughter and excessive use of force.

UC Davis Settles for $1M Over Pepper Spraying

September 27, 2012
The university will pay $1 million as part of the settlement. This includes a total of $730,000 to the named plaintiffs and others who were arrested or pepper-sprayed on Nov. 18. It will also include up to $250,000 in costs and attorney fees.

Video: Colo. Cops Chase DUI Teen's Stolen Cruiser

September 27, 2012
An 18-year-old is facing multiple charges, after she stole a Clear Creek County (Colo.) Sheriff's SUV and led deputies on a pursuit that reached speeds exceeding 100 mph.

Video: Intoxicated Brothers Claim Excessive Force

September 27, 2012
Two brothers claim Tukwila (Wash.) Police officers used excessive force when taking them into custody during a traffic stop in May. Charles Chappelle and Jahmez Amili say officers threw them down, punched them, and used pepper spray during the 2:43 a.m. arrest.

S.C. Cop Who Cited Speeding Clemson Coach Says He Was Wrongly Fired

September 27, 2012
A former Pickens (S.C.) Police officer who cited Clemson's football coach for speeding and then posted a blog about it for University of South Carolina fans said he was wrongly fired over the incident.

Video: Ariz. Filmmaker Arrested for Terror Hoax

September 27, 2012
The Phoenix Police Department arrested an amateur filmmaker who criticized the response of officers to a terrorist hoax he staged in July.
<p>Screenshot via WJXT.</p>

Fla. Police Arrest Inebriated Man After Horse Pursuit

September 27, 2012
An intoxicated man who led Florida police officers on a 30-minute chase while riding a horse was arrested after his father tackled him off the animal.

N.M. Chief Resigns, Leaves K9 As Only Certified Member of Force

September 27, 2012
The police chief of the small eastern New Mexico town of Vaughn resigned Wednesday, leaving the town with just one certified member on its police forceā€”a drug-sniffing dog named Nikka.
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