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California law enforcement agencies share preparations for new records laws

California law enforcement agencies share preparations for new records laws

Police oversight takes a step forward in California once the new year hits. Two new laws will give access to internal police investigations and body camera footage in 2019, prompting police agencies to prepare for incoming records request.

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Amtrak Police report blames mystery bystander for 2017 stampede at New York’s Penn Station

Amtrak Police report blames mystery bystander for 2017 stampede at New York’s Penn Station

New documents released by Amtrak in response to a FOIA request shed more light on the 2017 panic and stampede at New York’s Penn Station that injured at least 16 people. While several eyewitnesses claimed panic was as a result of a police Taser being mistaken for gunfire, the officer who discharged the weapon blamed the incident on a mystery bystander yelling “ISIS ATTACK.”

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Short horror stories from the "Clownpocalypse" police logs

Short horror stories from the “Clownpocalypse” police logs

Amid the spate of random clown sightings around the country that made up the 2016 “Clownpocalyse,” Allan Lasser began filing for police incident reports regarding clowns. For Halloween, we’ve compiled a list of the most disturbing details to come out of those requests.

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Special Incident Reports offer a rare glimpse into daily life inside a CCA private prison

Special Incident Reports offer a rare glimpse into daily life inside a CCA private prison

In September, MuckRock requested Special Incident Reports regarding Lake Erie Correctional Institution, operated by private prison giant Corrections Corporation of America. What we received were fascinating snapshots of days rife with makeshift weapons, contraband cell phones, and drug use ranging from marijuana to heroin

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