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MO Trooper Gets 10 Days in Jail for Accidental Drowning of Handcuffed Suspect

The weekend after Memorial Day, he arrested Ellingson for allegedly boating while intoxicated. Ellingson fell overboard while Piercy was driving the MSHP boat back to shore for processing. Piercy tried—unsuccessfully—to hook Ellingson with a pole.

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Austin Police Explain How Suspect Shot Himself in Patrol Vehicle

Austin police are explaining how a handcuffed man was able to shoot himself in the head while in the backseat of a patrol car.

Video: Austin Police Explain How Suspect Shot Himself in Patrol Vehicle

Austin police are explaining how a handcuffed man was able to shoot himself in the head while in the backseat of a patrol car.

Newspaper: Justice Department Expected to Charge NYPD Officer in Eric Garner Death

“It’s going to happen sooner than later,” the source said of an indictment. “Washington wants to indict him.”

In-Custody Death of Pasadena Man Sparks Protests

Police say when they arrived at the scene, the man refused to comply with officers' orders so they used a Taser to try and disarm him. That set off a fight, which ended with the man being subdued. More Here.

Video: In-Custody Death of Pasadena Man Sparks Protests

Police say when they arrived at the scene, the man refused to comply with officers' orders so they used a Taser to try and disarm him. That set off a fight, which ended with the man being subdued.

Charges Dropped Against All Officers in Freddie Gray Case

Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in a downtown courtroom on Wednesday morning, concluding one of the most high-profile criminal cases in Baltimore history.

Florida Deputy Dies in Custody After Birthday Celebration in Bar

Deputy Willard "Truck" Truckenmiller died from an unknown medical episode after being cut off and kicked out of Shores Bar and Grill early Tuesday morning where he was enjoying his birthday with friends.

Response to Psycho-Medical Emergencies

Psycho-medical emergencies are serious, life threatening events that can rapidly degrade to sudden in-custody death incidents if not handled properly.

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Grand Jury Issues No Indictments Over Sandra Bland's Death in Texas Jail

After listening to reams of evidence in three lengthy sessions, the grand jury decided not to indict anyone in Sandra Bland’s death, nor any of the employees at the Waller County Jail, where she died in custody back in July. The medical examiner ruled it a suicide, saying she hanged herself in her cell. More Here.