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Where Did All the Prosecutors Go?

District attorneys used to have the mission of protecting the public and putting away criminals. Now, some have the mission of freeing the bad guys and indicting cops.

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4 St. Louis Officers Charged in Beating of Undercover Colleague

Four officers with the St. Louis Police Department have been criminally charged in the alleged beating of an undercover officer working the scene of a protest following the acquittal of former police Officer Jason Stockley, who was accused of first-degree murder related to the shooting death of a civilian.

Missouri Officer Pleads Not Guilty to Allegedly Killing Fellow Officer

A St. Louis, MO, police officer pleaded not guilty Monday to charges connected to a fellow officer's shooting death.

Chicago Officers Found Not Guilty of Charges They Covered Up Laquan McDonald Shooting

Judge Domenica Stephenson repeatedly stated the state failed to prove conspiracy or obstruction of justice, saying mistakes do not equate to lying. She noted inconsistencies in witness testimony, a lack of proof that the three officers conspired to cover up the shooting and said other evidence in the case was "nothing more than speculation."

Officer Charged with Shooting Armed Suspect Denied Request for Judicial Verdict

In a video recorded by Durocher's department-issued body camera, the officer yells, “He has a gun!” when he first sees Ward running from the home and later tells fellow officers the teen “waved” the gun at him. Police found a gun, but it was inside the bottom of Ward's right pant leg.

Federal Court Bars Baltimore Officers from Suing State's Attorney Mosby

Monday’s ruling by the federal appeals court overturned a January 2017 decision by U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis, who ruled at the time that charges including malicious prosecution, defamation and invasion of privacy could move forward against Mosby and Assistant Baltimore City Sheriff Samuel Cogen, who wrote the statement of probable cause in the case.

Former Minneapolis Officer to Plead Not Guilty in Justine Damond Shooting

According to a Wednesday court filing signed by his attorneys Thomas Plunkett and Peter Wold, Noor intends to claim that he used “reasonable force” when he shot Damond should the case go to trial.

Judge Acquits New York Officer of Brutality, Other Charges

Prosecutors had alleged Federico used excessive force on May 8, 2016, when he struck Kevin Kavanagh, an intoxicated college student, in the head with his Taser when the man was on the ground in a fetal position.

Prosecution of TX Detective Ends as Supreme Court Declines Case

The nation’s highest court announced Monday that it will not take up the case, upholding the rulings of lower courts that cleared Charles Kleinert of criminal wrongdoing in the July 2013 death of Larry Jackson Jr. Kleinert has said his gun accidentally fired when he was trying to arrest Jackson.

Mosby Argues for Immunity Against Lawsuit by Officers Prosecuted for Freddie Gray Death

Arguments on the lawsuit are being heard before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond. Mosby is asking the court to overturn a judge’s decision to allow parts of the officers’ lawsuit against her to go to trial.