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2 UK Police Forces Team Up to Launch Drone Unit

2 UK Police Forces Team Up to Launch Drone Unit

Jul 16
Two British police forces have combined efforts to create what they say is the nation's first police unit dedicated to using drones.

Should Police Be Allowed to Shame Suspects on Facebook?

Should Police Be Allowed to Shame Suspects on Facebook?

By Denise Lavoie | Jul 14
A driver mows down six mailboxes, slurs her words and tells police she has a lizard in her bra. Throw in a wisecracking police officer, and what do you get? A flippant post on Facebook, along with photos of the woman, and of course, her lizard.

Court: Constitution Grants Right to Record Police in Public

Court: Constitution Grants Right to Record Police in Public

By Maryclaire Dale | Jul 12
A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has joined five other circuits in finding that citizens have a First Amendment right to videotape police in public.

Dakota Access Pipeline, Law Officers Had Close Relationship

By Blake Nicholson | Jun 2
A private security firm hired by the developer of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline conducted an aggressive, multifaceted operation against protesters that included a close working relationship with public law enforcement.

Australian Police Reveal They Broke New Metadata Laws

By Rod McGuirk | May 1
Australian police revealed on Friday that an officer broke the country's contentious new metadata laws by illegally accessing a journalist's phone records to identify an anonymous source.

Gunfire Sensors Credited with Quick Arrest in Fresno Rampage

By Scott Smith | Apr 23
Acoustic sensors mounted on lampposts and telephone poles picked up the crack of gunfire and rapidly enabled police to zero in on where it was coming from. Within minutes, the alleged gunman in the deadly rampage was under arrest.

Arkansas Wants to Kill 7 Men with Drugs for the Living

By Kelly P. Kissel | Apr 16
When administered as their manufacturers intend, the three drugs Arkansas could use in lethal injections next week if courts allow the executions to proceed are key products of the pharmaceutical industry.

Removal of United Passenger Shines Light on Airport Police

By Don Babwin | Apr 16
A tense, three-hour hearing Thursday about what happened to a passenger dragged from his seat on a United flight exposed confusion even among Chicago city officials about the duties of the little-known police force.

Can Hack but Not Shoot? FBI May Ease Entry for Cyber Agents

By Eric Tucker | Apr 10
Aspiring federal agents who can hack a computer with ease but can't shoot their way out of a paper bag could soon find the FBI to be more welcoming.

Bill Would Allow Connecticut Police to Put Weapons on Drones

By Dave Collins | Apr 2
Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether the state should become the first in the country to allow police to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons.

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