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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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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.

Woman Who Had Tampon Removed in Search Gets $205,000

A woman who had a feminine hygiene product removed from her genitals during a search by an officer with the San Antonio Police Department in 2016 has received a $205,000 payout from the city.

Shots Fired: Anaheim, California 09/25/2009

A traffic stop went bad. The suspect was shot and killed. An officer's back was broken. And the lawsuit and legal maneuvers lasted eight years.

Police Training Company Sues Netflix and Mini-Series Director

The police training and consulting firm John E. Reid and Associates filed a federal lawsuit against Netflix and director Ava DuVernay claiming defamation in one of the episodes of the four-part series "When They See Us."

Oregon Grand Jury Clears Officer in Shooting of Knife-Wielding Assailant

Oregon Grand Jury Clears Officer in Shooting of Knife-Wielding Assailant

Citizen Video Audits: Know Their Rights...And Yours

There are people who make a living off of filming you and baiting you into taking actions that violate their rights. Knowing the law is your best defense.

Teen Pleads Guilty in Death of Washington Officer

Emiliano Garcia was 16 when he was behind the wheel of a pickup truck fleeing police and a pursuing patrol vehicle struck and killed Officer Diego Moreno after he deployed spike strips to end the pursuit.