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LAPD to Outfit All Officers with TASER Axon Body Cameras and Evidence.com

December 17, 2014
TASER International today announced the purchase of 860 Axon body-worn video cameras and a five-year subscription to Evidence.com by the Los Angeles Police Department. Los Angeles plans to equip a total of 7,000 officers with body cameras in 2015.

Mississippi Deputy Killed in Single-Car Crash

December 16, 2014
Around 2:00 a.m. today, George County, Miss., Deputy John Street, 24, was responding to a crash on Highway 57 North when his patrol car exited the road and struck a tree.

Dozens of Murderers, Rapists Released by Detroit Warrant Backlog

December 16, 2014
Among the pending and as yet unsigned warrants are 21 for murder, including one going back to 2010. There are 105 for sexual assaults, 126 for child abuse and 25 from the Detroit Police Fatal Squad. In most cases, police were forced to release the suspects, since state and federal law says they can't be held beyond 72 hours without being arraigned.

SCOTUS Rules Evidence Cannot Be Suppressed Just Because an Officer Made a "Reasonable" Traffic Stop Mistake

December 16, 2014
Writing for the court, Chief Justice John Roberts noted that the keystone of the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable search and seizure is the word "unreasonable." And in this case, the officer's belief that having a broken tail light was illegal counted as a reasonable mistake. The traffic stop and the subsequent consensual search of the car were therefore also reasonable.

Miami Police Veteran Named Department's New Chief

December 16, 2014
On Monday, after 27 years climbing the ladder, Llanes got his wish. City Manager Daniel Alfonso picked the department lifer and assistant chief to lead the city’s high-profile, 1,150-member department.

Nordstrom's Fires Employee Over Kill the Police Facebook Posts

December 16, 2014
"Instead of slamming the police, I prefer a Kenny Fort approach. Every time an unarmed black man is killed, you kill a decorated white officer, on his door step in front of his family."
<p>Amy Barnes was arrested after yelling an expletive at officers and flipping them off. Last week she was awarded $100,000 to settle a First Amendment lawsuit. (Photo: WSB TV)</p>

Georgia County Pays Woman $100K to Settle Free Speech Lawsuit Against Police

December 16, 2014
Barnes said she was riding her bike on Austell Road to get butter for her family Easter Sunday when she saw the two officers. She said she cursed at them and flipped them off, and they came after her.

Video: Fallen Indiana Officer's Grave Desecrated

December 16, 2014
Sergeant Tom Cochran died in the line of duty on January 26, 2005. This weekend, the Cochran family discovered that his headstone had been defaced.

Video: California Officer Placed on Leave After Controversial Tweets

December 16, 2014
The San Jose (Calif.) Police Department has placed a veteran officer on leave and is investigating threatening comments from his Twitter account about demonstrators involved in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner protests.
<p>Officer John Downs (Photo: Metro Nashville PD)</p>

Nashville Officer Wounded, Robbery Suspect Killed in Apartment Shooting

December 16, 2014
A Metro Nashville police officer was shot and a 16-year-old suspect was killed in an incident in south Nashville Sunday night.
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