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CA Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Can Police Share Problem Officers' Names With DAs?

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| The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case that weighs whether the L.A. County Sheriff can share with the District Attorney a list of the names of deputies who may have credibility issues if they testify in court.

'His Inaction Cost Lives': Deputy In Parkland Shooting Arrested, Faces 11 Charges

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Scot Peterson, if convicted, could get more than 96 years in prison. He is charged with criminal counts that include child neglect, culpable negligence and perjury.

Immigrant Advocates Ask Court To Release Unaccompanied Minors Detained In Florida

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A court settlement limits how long the government can detain immigrant minors. Administration officials say that facilities that hold the minors are only temporary.

Typhoid Fever In The LAPD: What You Need to Know

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The LAPD says at least one officer has tested positive for Salmonella Typhi — the bacteria that causes typhoid fever. The officer, who does not have typhoid fever itself, is a detective assigned to the Central Division located on Skid Row, the department said.

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LA Sheriff's Deputies Say Violence, Harassment And Bullying Ongoing At East LA Station

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Seven L.A. County Sheriff's deputies say the department has failed to address the violence, harassment and bullying they formally alleged nearly three months ago by a gang-like clique of their colleagues at the East L.A. Station.

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New Hampshire Abolishes Death Penalty As Lawmakers Override Governor's Veto

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Calling capital punishment "archaic, costly, discriminatory and violent," state Sen. Melanie Levesque, a Democrat, said the time has come to end it. Twenty-one states have discarded the death penalty.

Louisiana Lawmakers Approve Strict Abortion Limit, Dem. Governor Says He Will Sign it

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Six other states have recently passed laws banning abortions. When Louisiana's bill becomes law, it will join four other states in which abortions are barred when a heartbeat is detectable.

Supreme Court Upholds Indiana Provision Mandating Fetal Burial Or Cremation

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The court did not take up the part of the law that banned abortions because of fetal abnormality or race or sex of the fetus, which a lower court had knocked down in addition to the burial provision.

San Francisco Police Chief Apologizes For Raid On Home Of Freelance Journalist

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A raid on a journalist's home to determine the source of a police leak led to a firestorm over press freedoms and the First Amendment.