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Maine man’s ‘gun’ turns out to be a tattoo

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) — Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man’s home after members of a tree removal crew he’d told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun. Turns out the “gun” the ...

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NYC officials cool to idea of police body cameras

NEW YORK — Police officers around the country have been able to protect themselves against citizen complaints by wearing tiny body cameras, but a federal judge’s plan to force some New York officers to start wearing the devices has angered ...

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Police given easy access to DMV records

A new data-sharing initiative will give law enforcement agencies greater and instantaneous access to Department of Motor Vehicles information through a secure Internet portal. Information includes photos of all New York state drivers and non-drivers, vehicle registrations, drivers’ lifetime driving histories, ...

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Lawyers, lawmakers ponder limits of Supreme Court GPS tracking ruling

WASHINGTON — Months after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the police’s use of GPS tracking devices on suspects’ cars constitutes a search for Fourth Amendment purposes, law enforcement officials, defense lawyers and lawmakers are trying to define the limits ...

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Sheriffs, DAs support DNA databank growth

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday that all 62 county district attorneys, all of the state’s 58 county sheriffs, more than 400 New York State Police chiefs, and leading victims’ advocacy groups have endorsed the DNA Databank Expansion bill. He ...

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Online databank helps prosecutors

ALBANY — New York has established a new electronic databank to help police and prosecutors better identify stalkers and protect victims by centrally listing domestic incidents from 57 counties. Elizabeth Glazer, the governor’s deputy secretary for public safety, said Wednesday ...

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Police: 2 NY children call 911, ask for Santa

KINGSTON — No, Virginia, you can’t call 911 and ask for Santa Claus. That’s what two young children in New York’s Hudson Valley have learned. The Daily Freeman of Kingston reports that around 11 a.m. Sunday, police in the city ...

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NYCLU report details police misuse of Tasers

A report released on Wednesday by the New York Civil Liberties Union in New York City concluded representative New York law enforcement agencies commonly misuse and overuse Tasers, and law enforcement agencies lack sound policies, training and Taser-use guidelines.

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Cross-border police team up for holiday patrols

Law enforcement agencies on both sides of the U.S./Canada border are joining forces this weekend to ensure holiday safety. The Columbus Day weekend is also Thanksgiving Day weekend in Canada. The international law enforcement effort, called “Safety Without Borders" ...

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