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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.

Illinois Police Officer's Death Was Suicide

An investigation into the shooting death of Fox Lake Lt. Joe Gliniewicz has reportedly determined the officer's death was a suicide

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.

Video of Fatal Police Shooting Emerges from Family Lawsuit

NATIONAL | By Corey Williams | Oct 17
The video starts with an uncooperative teen questioning why he was pulled over for flashing his high beams at a police officer. It ends with a dizzying tumble of images and the sound of gunshots that killed the young driver.

Southern California Woman Alleges Excessive Police Force

NATIONAL | By Elliot Spagat | Oct 7
A Southern California woman is suing the city of Carlsbad, alleging that police in the San Diego suburb unjustly beat her after she was pulled over for a seat-belt violation.

Maryland AG Issues Guidance Against Police Profiling

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Aug 29
After months of protest over police brutality and issues surrounding racial profiling, Maryland is issuing guidance to law enforcement officers about the acceptability of the practice.

SFPD Probes Racist, Anti-Gay Texts

The San Francisco Police Department is investigating four officers for allegedly being involved in exchanges of racist and homophobic text messages.

Gay Ex-Cop Accused of Embezzlement

NATIONAL | By Seth Hemmelgarn | Feb 28
A gay former San Francisco police officer allegedly embezzled more than $16,000 from the department's Pride Alliance for LGBT officers, a recent email from one of the group's members said.

LA Mayor Plans 7,500 Police Body Cameras in 2015

PERSONAL TECH | By Tami Abdollah | Dec 17
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a plan Tuesday to equip 7,000 Los Angeles police officers with on-body cameras by next summer, making LA's police department the nation's largest law enforcement agency to move forward with the technology.

Protesters March with Message Against Excessive Force

CRIME | Dec 15
In Washington, protesters marched down Pennsylvania Avenue with the families of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice. Families who lost loved ones at the hands of police led the Millions March in New York City.

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