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Ferguson Grand Jury Has Reached Decision, DA Expected to Announce Results Today

November 24, 2014
Numerous media sources are reporting that a St. Louis County grand jury has reached a decision in the case of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, whose fatal shooting of a young black man in August touched off weeks of sometimes violent protests.
<p>Leon County Sheriff&#39;s Deputy Christopher Smith (Photo: Leon County Sheriff&#39;s Office)</p>

Florida Man Who Ambushed and Killed Deputy Made Previous Threats

November 24, 2014
A man who had made previous threats against police set his house on fire Saturday and ambushed the first sheriff's deputy who responded, fatally shooting the deputy and wounding another before he was killed by a police officer who lives nearby, a law enforcement official said.

Obama Immigration Order Ends Secure Communities Program

November 24, 2014
Designed to identify potentially deportable immigrants who had committed crimes, the Secure Communities program provided immigration agents with fingerprint records collected at local jails. In many cases, agents would ask local law enforcement officials to hold inmates believed to be in the country illegally beyond the length of their jail terms so that they could be transferred to federal custody.

Video: Milwaukee Chief Calls Out Black Activists Over Their Priorities After Public Meeting

November 21, 2014
A video of an emotional Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn decrying community activists on the night a 5-year-old girl was shot in her home is being drawn into a social media argument about crime and race with some describing Flynn as a "hero cop" calling out black community leaders and others blasting that characterization.

Costly Public-Records Requests May Threaten Seattle PD's Plan for Body Cameras

November 21, 2014
The plan to equip more than 1,000 officers by 2016 could be shelved due to public-disclosure requests already filed by one anonymous citizen and the expectation of others for access to all the recordings, said Mike Wagers, the Police Department’s chief operating officer.

Police Unions Call for Mandatory Body Armor, Seat Belt Policies

November 21, 2014
During the past three decades, 42% of police killed in auto accidents were not wearing seat belts, according to a NHTSA review. Law enforcement estimates of seat belt compliance hover around 50%, well below the 86% rate of compliance among the general public.

New Jersey Officer Charged with Shooting Patrol Car

November 21, 2014
Da'Shaun Carr, 23, of Clayton, was charged Nov. 17 with false public alarm in the incident that occurred Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. at New Brooklyn Park in Winslow.

Video: Rookie NYPD Officer Shoots, Kills Unarmed Man in Brooklyn Project

November 21, 2014
Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said that the victim, Akai Gurley, was "a total innocent" and called the shooting "an unfortunate accident."

Video: Officer Darren Wilson Discussing Resignation with Ferguson Officials

November 21, 2014
Wilson has told associates he would resign to help ease pressure and protect his fellow officers. He has expressed concern about resigning while the grand jury was still hearing evidence for fear it would appear he was admitting fault.

Video: Suburban Chicago Officers Shoot, Kill Man in ER

November 20, 2014
Two hours after arriving at the hospital, staff members say they were trying to get Anderson to change into a hospital gown when he became agitated. His daughter was being assessed for a head wound they say, and he wasn’t happy with the care they were getting. Anderson became loud and abusive, then pulled a handgun from his waistband.
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