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FL Attorney General Backs Federal Bill to Give Cop Killers Capital Punishment

The Thin Blue Line bill would allow juries to consider any murder or attempted murder of a police officer, firefighter or other first-responders as an “aggravating factor” in death penalty considerations.

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TN Man Sentenced to Death for Killing Deputy

During the trial, Sergeant Daniel Baker's widow Lisa told the jury her daughter Meredith, age 5, has increasing questions about her dad.

2 Suspects Arrested in Death of Arkansas Police Officer

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of an officer with the Hot Springs (AR) Police Department on Tuesday evening.

Cop Killer Pleads Guilty to Killing AZ Officer, Avoids Death Penalty

A man pleaded guilty to all 39 charges in connection with the fatal shooting of Nogales, AZ, Officer Jesus Cordova in April 2018. Prosecutors had planned on pursuing the death penalty, but dropped it in exchange for the guilty plea.

2 Charged in Murder of Off-Duty LAPD Officer

Talamantes and Facundo face charges including murder with special circumstances and other counts. That would make them eligible for the death penalty if convicted. Smith faces charges including shooting into an inhabited vehicle and accessory to murder.

Looking Back: Tragedy, Invisible Killers, and the Death Penalty

POLICE has covered lessons learned, weapons of mass destruction, and capital punishment.

Man Found Guilty of Murdering 2 CA Police Officers

A jury needed less than a day of deliberations to determine that John Hernandez Felix is guilty of first-degree murder in the 2016 shooting deaths of Officers Jose Vega and Lesley Zerebny.

Proposed MA Bill Would Impose Death Penalty for Cop Killers

According to Fox News, the proposed legislation would give judges the option of sentencing people over 18 to death for killing a police officer.

DA to Seek Death Penalty on Resentencing of Convicted Texas Cop Killer

The Harris County, TX, District Attorney is once again seeking the death penalty against a convicted cop killer who won a new punishment trial for the 1991 slaying of a Houston police officer.

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South Carolina Considers Firing Squads for Death Row Inmates

Lawmakers in South Carolina are considering legislation that would add firing squads as an option for execution of individuals sentenced to the death penalty. The proposal was made when lawmakers were made aware of the fact that correctional facilities do not have enough lethal injection drugs to handle the number of inmates sentenced to death

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