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Judge nixes New York City’s ‘vague’ ban on police restraints

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NEW YORK — A judge Tuesday struck down a New York City law that had prohibited the city's police officers from putting pressure on...

Judge orders mediation in transgender rant beer toss case

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GALLOWAY, N.J. — A New Jersey judge is turning to community mediation to try to resolve the case of a middle school vice principal...

Dueling harassment claims in transphobic rant, beer toss

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GALLOWAY, N.J. — A New Jersey vice principal who threw beer at a group of people who were filming his wife's rant against a...

Lawsuit: Detainees put in Mace-filled cells, denied water

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A federal lawsuit filed Monday accuses St. Louis correctional officers of putting jail detainees in a room and spraying so much Mace that they...

Judge: City didn’t target dead lawyer in Mississippi scandal

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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming a Mississippi city was at fault in the death of a lawyer who killed himself in...

Filing: Ex-Boston mayor knew of abuse claims against top cop

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<p>BOSTON &mdash; Former Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was aware of decades-old domestic violence allegations against the city's now embattled top cop before picking him...

Filing: Ex-Boston mayor knew of abuse claims against top cop

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BOSTON — Former Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was aware of decades-old domestic violence allegations against the city's now embattled top cop before picking him...

Case dismissed in officer’s use of pepper spray amid protest

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<p>PHILADELPHIA &mdash; A Philadelphia judge has dismissed charges against a former police officer seen on video lowering the mask of at least one protester...

Case dismissed in officer’s use of pepper spray amid protest

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PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia judge has dismissed charges against a former police officer seen on video lowering the mask of at least one protester...

Court upholds city’s $30,000 fine for man’s overgrown lawn

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<p>DUNEDIN, Fla. &mdash; A federal court has upheld a Florida city's decision to issue nearly $30,000 in code violation fines to a homeowner whose...