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Siding with a Broward County sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot a man, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ruled that law-enforcement officers can use the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense law to be shielded from prosecution.

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Authorities say a Florida woman left a 3-year-old girl in a vehicle overnight, where she was overheated and drifted in and out of consciousness.

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The Salt Lake City hospital where a police officer roughly arrested a nurse who was protecting her patient's rights in July will no longer allow law enforcement agents inside its patient care areas. They'll now have to check in rather than enter through the emergency room.

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The North Miami Police Department is firing the commander in charge when an officer shot a therapist who was protecting an autistic man.

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An 18-year-old has died after cops use a Taser on him to stop him when he to flee him from a building he was tagging with graffiti, the Miami New Times reports. According to the police, Israel Hernandez was arrested, and once in custody he showed signs of medical distress. He was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.