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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.

'Driving While Black' Apps Give Tips for Police Stops

PERSONAL TECH | By Steven Dubois | Dec 12
Avoiding any move that could make officers think you're reaching for a gun is just one of the tips "Driving While Black" offers. And despite its attention-grabbing name, the common-sense advice it offers applies to motorists of all races.

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.

Judges to Hear Case of San Diego Man Arrested for Wearing Gladiator Kilt

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 30
The case of a man arrested for public nudity in 2011 for wearing a leather gladiator kilt during the city's annual Gay Pride Parade is now making its way through the court system.

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