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Fairfax County Police. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Fairfax County Creates Panel to Review Police Procedures

Fairfax County officials are creating a commission to review police department policies after an officer shot an unarmed man and investigative documents were kept secret for 17 months.

02/21/2015

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Proposal Would Pair Police, Mental Health Professionals

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts wants to pair up police officers and mental health professionals to proactively address mental health conflicts.

02/20/2015

Scene of a police chase resulting in a crash in Baltimore County. Officer shot, injured. Suspect shot and killed. (Credit: Steve Dorsey/All-News 99.1)

16-Year-Old Killed in Shootout With Md. Police Suspected of Killing Family

Friends and relatives of a 16-year-old boy killed in a shootout with police in Maryland struggled to understand how the faithful churchgoer and high school ROTC student could end up as the suspect in the slaying of his parents and younger sister in Kentucky.

02/16/2015

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Police Arrest Suspect in Frederick Burglary

Frederick police say they have arrested a man suspected of breaking into a home on Franklin Street in Frederick.

02/08/2015

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Baltimore Mayor Wants Tougher Police Penalties

Violent protests, high tensions and rampant distrust are one police-involved incident away, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in warning to state lawmakers.

02/06/2015

Waze is a community-based traffic and navigation app.  (Photo credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

Law Enforcement Wants Popular Police-Tracking App Disabled

Law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app by Google Inc., which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police.

01/27/2015

Police watch over demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, has experienced three days of violent protests since the killing.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Holder Calls for Better Data on Police use of Force

Attorney General Eric Holder called Thursday for better record-keeping on how often police officers use force and are themselves attacked, saying the current data is incomplete and inadequate.

01/15/2015

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Frederick Launches ‘Coffee With a Cop’ Program

The city of Frederick is joining scores of other communities across the country by inviting residents to have “Coffee with a Cop.”

01/15/2015

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Workshop in D.C. to Address Strategies for Stops By Police

Civil liberties groups are teaching District of Columbia residents about ways they can protect themselves during tense encounters with police.

01/15/2015

Baltimore Police press conference. (Photo: Baltimore Police Department)

Baltimore Police on Alert After Man Walks into Station With Loaded Gun

Baltimore Police are alerting other departments around the country after a man with ties to a well-known gang walked into one of their station houses Tuesday morning with a loaded gun and drugs.

01/06/2015

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