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Law Enforcement

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  • L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. to get civilian oversight

    L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. to get civilian oversight
    Faced with a series of scandals that have roiled the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a civilian oversight system to provide greater accountability for the agency. The action is the latest in...
  • Residential centers call police to discipline youths for spitting, threats

     Residential centers call police to discipline youths for spitting, threats
    Placed in a Wisconsin residential treatment center for youths with behavioral and mental health problems, the teenager ran away for a night to visit his girlfriend. He returned the next morning to find the facility doors locked. In a moment of anger,...
  • Police name officer who killed unarmed black man in Phoenix

    Police name officer who killed unarmed black man in Phoenix
    Phoenix police on Tuesday released the name of the 30-year-old white officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a struggle last week, after protests by activists who demanded his identity be made public. About 200 chanting demonstrators...
  • Protests in Bay Area bring hardship to cops, police departments

    OAKLAND, Calif. For police officers in Oakland and Berkeley, the relentless protests occurring almost nightly the past two weeks have taken more of a toll on their work and personal lives than anything they faced before even Occupy. In Oakland the...
  • Victims of crash involving black bear identified

    Victims of crash involving black bear identified
    When eight men returning home from a weekend duck-hunting trip spotted a woman standing next to her disabled SUV and a dead black bear, they stopped to help, authorities said. But minutes after the Miami-Dade residents climbed out of three pickup...
  • White Florida deputy shoots black man who witnesses say had hands up

    White Florida deputy shoots black man who witnesses say had hands up
    A Florida sheriff called for calm after a 28-year-old unarmed black man in a stolen car was shot and critically wounded early on Monday by a white officer, after witness reports that the man had his hands up and amid racially charged protests nationwide...
  • Rolling Stone backtracks on U.Va. fraternity rape article as key elements doubted

    Rolling Stone backtracks on U.Va. fraternity rape article as key elements doubted
    A University of Virginia student's harrowing description of a gang rape at a fraternity, detailed in a recent Rolling Stone article, began to unravel Friday as interviews revealed doubts about significant details of the purported attack. The fraternity...
  • LAPD detective commits suicide after molestation allegations, authorities say

    A detective for the Los Angeles Police Department who once investigated sexual assault cases killed himself Thanksgiving morning after two relatives accused him of sexually abusing them, authorities said Friday. The body of Dennis Derr, 52, a 17-year...
  • Polk arrests 61 in human-trafficking crackdown by targeting online ads

    Polk arrests 61 in human-trafficking crackdown by targeting online ads
    A four-day undercover sex sting targeting human trafficking resulted in the arrests of 61 people from across Florida and beyond, Polk County officials announced Monday. During the operation, which began Thursday and ended Sunday, undercover officers...
  • N.Y. attorney general asks for power to investigate killings by police

    N.Y. attorney general asks for power to investigate killings by police
    New York state's top law enforcement official asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo to grant him the power to investigate police killings of unarmed civilians after a pair of grand jury decisions in New York City and Ferguson, Mo., led to violence, protests and...
  • Plainfield woman found dead in motel near Aurora

    Plainfield woman found dead in motel near Aurora
    A 20-year-old Plainfield woman was found dead Saturday night in a hotel room in unincorporated Aurora, according to the Kendall County Sheriff's Office. Karly L. Jackson, of the 23000 block of Link Lane, was found by police at about 7:15 p.m. Saturday...