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CA Attorney General Announces Investigation of LA-Area Agency, DA Dismissing Felony Cases

More than 1,800 cases spanning over a decade in Los Angeles County are now under review, due to more than a dozen Torrance Police Department officers who worked the cases having been placed under investigation for racist, anti-Semitic, and homophobic messages.

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Fla. State Attorney Calls for Chief's Firing

The Lakeland Police Department is "broken" and Chief Lisa Womack should be fired, Polk County State Attorney Jerry Hill wrote in a letter sent Friday to city manager Doug Thomas.

New Chief Takes Helm of Troubled Ill. Campus Agency

Northern Illinois University (NIU) appointed Tom Phillips as its new police chief on Wednesday. He formerly was the University of Chicago's deputy chief.

Santa Fe Officer Claims Det. Assaulted Her

A veteran Santa Fe (N.M.) Police detective has been placed on paid administrative leave, after a patrol officer accused him of sexual assault.

NYPD Facing Prospect of 2 Watchdogs

After years of burnishing a reputation as one of the nation's most potent police forces, the New York Police Department appears poised to become one of the most closely monitored.

Dog Owner Files Claim Against Police

The man whose Rottweiler was shot and killed filed a claim with the city that will likely lead to a lawsuit over the incident. Leon Rosby took the first step toward suing the Hawthorne (Calif.) Police Department for $25,000 in damages.

Investigation Uncovers Sex Scandal at Fla. Agency

A nearly three-month investigation into sexual misconduct at the Lakeland (Fla.) Police Department found that at least 10 officers inappropriately had sex or were engaged in sexually suggestive behavior with a female civilian employee during the past seven years.

Philly Top Cop Asks Feds to Review Department

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsay has asked the Department of Justice to investigate officers' use of force at one of the nation's largest law enforcement agencies.

Calif. Sheriff Asks FBI To Probe Death

Kern County (Calif.) Sheriff Donny Youngblood has asked the FBI to investigate the death of a man who was repeatedly struck by deputies' batons.

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Utah Agency Requests FBI Probe

The fatal officer-involved shooting of Danielle Willard and other issues plaguing the West Valley (Utah) Police Department has now resulted in requests for two independent FBI investigations.

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