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California City to Pay $100K to Settle Pot Shop Raid Lawsuit

Oct 29
A California city will pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging police harassment during a raid on a marijuana dispensary.

SF Panel Reports on 'Policing the Police'

NEWS | By Sari Staver | Aug 6
City residents must push for new laws to independently monitor the San Francisco Police Department, a retired judge told a standing-room-only audience.

Bill Would Make Videotaping Police a Crime if Too Close

CRIME | By Bob Christie | Jan 9
An Arizona lawmaker wants to bar the public from videotaping law enforcement officers from close-range, saying groups that rush in to film police interactions are routinely endangering officers by distracting them

Technology Behind Sharp Uptick in Police Charged with Murder?

PERSONAL TECH | By Don Babwin and Jason Keyser | Dec 5
The number of U.S. police officers charged with murder or manslaughter for on-duty shootings has tripled this year - a sharp increase that at least one expert says could be the result of more video evidence.

In Mexico, Fear As Victims Vanish at Hands of Police

CRIME | By Christopher Sherman | Nov 26
It was common knowledge that police were errand runners for gangsters, but it was not widely acknowledged that local and state police were disappearing people, too.

Charges Dropped Against Student Arrested While Taping Police

PERSONAL TECH | By Frank Eltman | Nov 23
Criminal charges were dropped Friday against a suburban New York college student arrested while taking a video of two friends being arrested.

Hundreds of Cops Lose Badges Over Sexual Misconduct

CRIME | By Matt Sedensky and Nomaan Merchant | Nov 2
The accusations are undoubtedly jolting, and yet they reflect a betrayal of the badge that has been repeated time and again across the country.

Police Protests Draw Old, Young, White and Black

NATIONAL | By Adam Geller | Dec 10
Across the country, protesters angered at the killing of unarmed black men by white police officers have turned out in recent days, many in cities far removed from where the most highly publicized cases have played out.

Gay Groups Outraged By Lack of Indictment for Ferguson Shooting

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 27
As soon as the St. Louis grand jury released their decision not to charge police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown gay groups responded with incredulous outrage, condemning the decision.

Lebanese Police Use Banned Anal Exam to 'Test' Homosexuality

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 16
The Lebanese police are reportedly still using a "test" for homosexuality banned in 2012 that involves an anal exam deemed to be "torture" by the nation's Order of Physicians.

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