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District Settles For $475K After Teacher Punched Boy, 9

ESPANOLA, N.M. — A New Mexico school district has agreed to pay $475,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a boy who was punched by a music teacher. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports a copy of …

Mass Killings Database: Workplace Shootings Remain Rare

The mass shooting at a brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was the 13th in the U.S. since 2006. Workplace mass shootings remain a rare event but there are some trends among who carries them out and why. The Associated Press/USA TODAY/Northeastern …

Police, Victims Warn Against Firing Guns on New Year’s Eve

Kaitlyn Kong thought she had been punched hard in the abdomen as she stood among thousands of people in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, as the new year arrived a year ago. Her best friend, standing next to her, thought Kong …

Study Finds Police Use of Force Rare, as Are Significant Injuries to Suspects

Police officers rarely use force in apprehending suspects, and when they do they seldom cause significant injuries to those arrested, according to a multi-site study published in the March issue of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. “The …

Police Using Tourniquets Again

Rushing into a Houston home, police officer Austin Huckabee encountered a drunken, combative man bleeding profusely on the kitchen floor. He quickly realized the blood was spurting in rhythm with the man’s heart and cardiac arrest was just moments away. …

Idaho Man Sues Oregon Officer in Road Rage Case

An Idaho man who reported a road rage encounter with a Portland, Ore., police captain is suing the officer and city. In August 2011, Todd Wyatt waved his gun and badge in the window of his truck after he and …

Nation’s Police Grapple With Response to Cybercrimes

If a purse with $900 is stolen, the victim probably would call the police. If a computer hacker steals $900 from that same person’s bank account, what then? Call the police? Could they even help? As it is now, local …

Houston Suburb Charges Extra to Serve Accidents

A suburban Houston council has decided to charge insurers extra when firefighters and police officers are summoned to accident scenes. The Houston Chronicle reports Missouri City’s governing council has voted to recover from insurers the expenses the city incurs when …

Vermont Lawmakers Introduce Stun Gun Bill

A group of Vermont lawmakers and the heads of disability and civil rights groups are pushing legislation that would create new rules governing police use of electronic stun guns. They held a news conference on Tuesday to unveil a bill …

Cellphone Scofflaws Cited in Montana Town

Police in Butte, Mont., say officers in unmarked cars issued 30 citations in three days to motorists violating the city’s ordinance against texting or talking with a cellphone while driving. A first offence fins is $100. Butte-Silver Bow Sheriff John …