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Justice spells out how to handle eyewitness IDs

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has issued its first procedures for how the FBI and other department law enforcement agencies should ask eyewitnesses to identify suspects using photo lineups and how federal prosecutors weigh that evidence to avoid erroneous convictions. ...

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Push to restrict license readers heads to Virginia Supreme Court

FAIRFAX, Va. — The police use of automatic license plate readers, photographing hundreds of license plates per minute and capturing the exact time and place of the photo, has become routine in law enforcement and is credited with helping to ...

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No college? Smoked pot? The police still might hire you

Police departments are relaxing age-old standards for accepting recruits, from lowering educational requirements to forgiving some prior drug use, to try to attract more people to their ranks. The changes are designed to deal with decreased interest in a job ...

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Across US, police officers misuse confidential databases

Gilberto Valle leaves Manhattan federal court in New York. A federal appeals court reversed the computer-crime conviction of the ex-NYPD detective, whom tabloids dubbed the "cannibal cop" for his online exchanges about kidnapping and eating women, and who improperly used a police database to gather information. (AP Photo. Seth Wenig)

  Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons unrelated to police work, an Associated Press investigation has found. Criminal-history and driver databases legitimately ...

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Police officials quarrel over effort to raise bar on force

Police organizations are bickering over new proposals that would govern when officers should use force during violent arrests, a contentious issue given the national spotlight on questionable shootings. Groups representing chiefs and rank-and-file sworn officers are pushing back against proposals last week by ...

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Topics for body camera meetings released

Mayor Lovely A. Warren, City Council President Loretta C. Scott and Police Chief Michael Ciminelli on Tuesday announced the discussion topics and format for the upcoming public meetings on the Rochester Police Department’s Body Worn Camera Program. “I am looking ...

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Are more police being killed? A look at officer deaths

CHICAGO — The killing of a veteran police officer northwest of Chicago earlier this month was the latest in a string of recent law enforcement deaths. Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz’ death on Sept. 1 triggered a manhunt for three suspects ...

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Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly

WASHINGTON — A majority of blacks in the United States — more than 3 out of 5 — say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason. ...

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Bill creates nationwide alert system for police

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed into law a measure to create a nationwide alert system to help catch anyone who hurts, kills or makes credible threats against police officers. The new system would be similar to ...

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