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Legal Experts: SRO Charged with Neglect in Parkland Massacre Has Strong Defense

"There's no crime called refusing to die while a mass murderer is in your school," said Eugene O'Donnell, a former New York City police officer and prosecutor.

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Ex-L.A. Sheriff Baca Loses Appeal, Faces Prison

An appeals court upheld the conviction of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on Monday, clearing the way for the now ailing law enforcement figure to spend years in prison for obstructing justice and lying to federal authorities.

Looking Back: Barack Obama, AEDs, and AIDS

In past January issues, POLICE covered law enforcement officers’ fears as a Democrat was entering the White House, tools for rendering aid to heart attack victims, and tips for communicable disease protection.

Autopsy: Eric Garner Did Not Die of Strangulation in Chokehold

The New York Patrolmen's Benevolent Association issued a press release stating that the autopsy report on the death of Eric Garner "demonstrates conclusively that Mr. Garner did not die of strangulation of the neck from a chokehold which would have caused a crushed larynx (windpipe) and a fractured hyoid bone."

Michigan Mother Suing Police Department for Son's Death in May OIS

In a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, Michelle Reynolds says that police used excessive force and violated her 20-year-old son's civil rights in a confrontation outside the family's home in May.

Trump Administration Gives Some Police Power to Troops Deployed at Southern Border

The Trump administration quietly issued a memo—signed by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly—allowing military troops deployed to the southern border to engage in some limited law enforcement capacity "that the Secretary of Defense determines are reasonably necessary."

Trial Begins for Man Charged with Shooting South Carolina Officer in 2013

Mark Blake Jr. is acting as his own lawyer—although he does have a public defender at his side in case he wants legal advice—as he stands accused of attempted murder of a police officer during a 2013 traffic stop.

Supreme Court Rejects Officers' Lawsuit in Freddie Gray Case

The High Court agreed with a lower court ruling that Mosby has prosecutorial immunity in the case, declining to take up the appeal, and effectively ending the case in Mosby's favor.

Washington Voters Back Changes to Deadly Force Standards

Law enforcement officers in Washington will face different standards for incidents involving deadly force now that Initiative 940 has reportedly passed with 60% of the vote statewide.

Wisconsin Man Who Illegally Sold Gun Used to Kill Chicago Officer Gets Prison Time

U.S. District Judge James Peterson sentenced Thomas Caldwell, who sold dozens of guns without a license on a controversial website, to about three years in prison. Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer was fatally shot with one of the guns Caldwell sold.