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  • The Price of A Rogue Police Department

    The Price of A Rogue Police Department
    Seems like East Haven keeps finding new ways to demonstrate just how expensive, in both taxpayer dollars and civic reputation, a rogue police department can be. Based on all available evidence (and that includes a federal civil rights investigation plus...
  • New charges in Charleston church shooting: Attempted murder

    The man accused of killing nine people attending Bible study at a historic black church in Charleston has been indicted on three new charges of attempted murder, prosecutors said Tuesday. Dylann Storm Roof, 21, already had been charged with nine counts...
  • $1.3 million settlement in infant death at military hospital

    The U.S. government will pay $1.3 million to the family of a baby who died at a Hawaii military hospital, according to a settlement announced Monday in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Rachael Reynolds' parents sued the government after the 4-month-old...
  • More cops walk US beats as cities emerge from riots, recession

    SAN FRANCISCO U.S. cities are hiring thousands of police officers as they recover from the recession that emaciated department ranks, putting more cops on neighborhood beats who could ease racial tensions between police and communities. New York is...
  • Governor aims to reform criminal justice system, lower costs

    Gov. Gina Raimondo established a working group Tuesday to reform the state's criminal justice system and reduce costs arising from the high rate of offenders returning to jail. Rhode Island had the nation's third highest percentage of residents on...
  • Mom gets deal in chase where police fired at van full of kids

     Mom gets deal in chase where police fired at van full of kids
    A Tennessee woman has reached a plea deal after being charged with child abuse and fleeing from police during a chaotic 2013 traffic stop in which a New Mexico officer shot at her minivan full of children. Prosecutors in the tourist town of Taos and...
  • World Cup moments distanced women from FIFA scandal

    For a few moments over the past month, the Women's World Cup seemed to push aside the FIFA scandal that is simmering a half planet away. Those moments came on the pitch: From upstart Cameroon crashing the party in the knockout stage, to England's...
  • Group chosen to pick Cleveland community policing commission

    Two pastors and directors of an LGBT center and a community development group are part of an 11-person panel that will select a commission who will be responsible for making recommendations on how Cleveland police officers can build better relationships...
  • Family of man shot by Newport News officer wants Justice Department investigation into death

    Family of man shot by Newport News officer wants Justice Department investigation into  death
    The family of a 23-year-old man shot and killed by police over the weekend will ask the U.S. Justice Department to thoroughly review the deadly incident, a family spokesman said Monday. "The family is calling for an external investigation, asking the...
  • Judge tosses bid for probe of prosecutor in Ferguson case

    A judge has tossed out a push by activists for an independent investigation of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, ruling that the effort was "not only logically flawed but contrary to the...
  • W.Va. projects aimed at halting domestic violence get grants

    Federal funding has been awarded for projects aimed at stopping domestic violence in West Virginia. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says nearly $1.2 million in grants will support 28 projects statewide. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Justice's...