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LA Sheriff's Dept. Drafting Policy On Deputy Cliques

Kyle Grillot for LAist
| The L.A. County Sheriff's Department says it's drafting a policy to address deputy cliques, some of which have been found to promote misconduct and even violence.

The Ryan Twyman Shooting Raises Questions About LA Sheriff's Policy On Shooting At Cars

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When two L.A. Sheriff's deputies shot and killed Ryan Twyman as he slowly drove his car in reverse earlier this month, they may have been violating a strict policy instituted by the department three years ago. Deputies are essentially prohibited from shooting at moving vehicles unless a weapon is present. No gun was found in Twyman's car. KPCC's Frank Stoltze dives into the evolution of the policy about shooting at moving cars.

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Lots Of Unanswered Questions In Fatal Costco Shooting

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There are still lots of unanswered questions four days after an off-duty LAPD officer fatally shot a 32-year-old mentally impaired man after he allegedly attacked him inside a Costco in Corona.

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Florida Deciding Whether To Prosecute Woman Who Turned In Estranged Husband's Guns

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Her husband was jailed overnight after police said he rammed his vehicle into hers. She was jailed for six days after she allegedly broke into his home, took his guns and gave them to law enforcement.

'A Lot Of Gray Area': A Legal Expert Explains 'How To Read The Constitution'

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Inspired by the challenges to the current presidential administration, law professor Kim Wehle has written a guide to the founding document — and its susceptibility to interpretation.

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Supreme Court Orders Documents Unsealed In Death Penalty Case

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The blacked-out material involves the drugs used in an Alabama execution. The release of the material was ordered after a motion filed by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and NPR.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Ban On Trademarking 'Immoral,' 'Scandalous' Words, Symbols

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The decision paves the way for a clothing line, FUCT, to get its trademark. But the justices were split on how far is too far and which words they would find to be the most vulgar and profane.

Supreme Court Overturns Precedent In Property Rights Case. A Sign Of Things To Come?

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For the second time in weeks the court's five conservatives teamed up to overturn decades of precedent, to the consternation of the court's four liberals.

Judge Orders Special Prosecutor To Review Handling Of Jussie Smollett Case

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A judge in Illinois' Cook County says a special prosecutor should review the case "to restore the public's confidence in the integrity of our criminal justice system."