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Red Flag Petition to Disarm Colorado Officer Rejected

On Thursday, a judge shot down a Colorado woman's petition to seize guns from the Colorado State University Police Officer who shot and killed her son during a 2017 edged weapon attack.

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Gunman Sentenced to Life in Murder of Border Agent Terry

A man convicted of first-degree murder for shooting U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry nine years ago in a case that exposed the federal gun operation known as "Fast and Furious" has been sentenced to life in prison.

2 New Jersey Officers Cleared in Non-fatal Shooting

A grand jury has decided to not file criminal charges against three Jersey City, NJ, police officers who shot two men this summer after mistaking Roman candle bursts for gunshots.

President Trump Signs LE Museum Coin Bill

President Donald J. Trump has signed the National Law Enforcement Museum Commemorative Coin Act into law. Proceeds from the sale of the commemorative coin will help endow programs and exhibits at the Museum.

Man Denied "Youthful Offender" Status in Murder of Alabama Officer

A 20-year-old man has been denied "youthful offender" status in the slaying of Mobile Police Officer Sean Truder earlier this year.

Oregon Supreme Court Places Limits on Police Questions at Traffic Stops

The Oregon Supreme Court issued a decision late last week that places restrictions on officers' ability to question occupants of vehicles at traffic stops.

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.

Tactics and Training: Thoughts on Use of Force

Is the law on use of force really changing? What is science saying about bias? What can you do to be safer on the job?

When Can You Extend a Traffic Stop?

A K-9 sniff of a suspect's car led to a drug conviction and a 7th Circuit ruling on traffic stop length.

Ex-NYPD Officer Fired in Eric Garner's Death Suing to Get Job Back

Daniel Pantaleo—the former New York City police officer accused in the 2014 death of Eric Garner—filed a wrongful termination lawsuit Wednesday, seeking reinstatement after he was fired from the department in August.