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Virginia's Drone Legislation Retains Requirement For Warrants

Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants to ensure that law enforcement can get access to information from drones without a warrant, but both chambers of the General Assembly have voted against his amendments.

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Fairfax County Lags Neighbors In Police Training To React To The Mentally Ill

Questions continue to linger in Fairfax County about the death of a mentally ill woman in the Fairfax County Jail, and whether training for sheriff's deputies could have prevented it.

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Capitol Police Chief Submits Resignation

Kim Dine, who has led the department during a stretch when it faced several high-profile incidents, has submitted his letter of resignation.

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As Session Ends, Maryland Legislators Seek To Finalize Body Camera Bills

With only four days left in this year's legislative session, Maryland legislators are looking to pass two bills that would expand the use of body-worn cameras by police forces in the state.
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With Heroin Use Spiking, McAuliffe To Speed Distribution Of Anti-Overdose Drug

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will sign a bill that will make a drug that combats heroin overdoses more widely available across the commonwealth, where use of the drug has increased.
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Virginia Drone Legislation Puts A Veto In Plain Sight

A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers is pushing for more oversight of how Virginia law enforcement uses drone aircraft. But Gov. Terry McAuliffe opposes the latest proposal put forth by the General Assembly.

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Streetcar, 'Accountability' Among Key Points Of Bowser Address

D.C.'s new mayor said the H Street streetcar would survive and that "accountability" — from police, politicians and other officials — would be a defining aspect of her administration.

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'We Ruined That,' D.C. Police Chief Says About Relationship With Communities

Cathy Lanier says past policing strategies created an environment of mistrust that officers are still working to overcome.

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Maryland Moves To Change State Privacy Law To Allow Body Camera Use By Police

A bill that would change Maryland's wiretapping law to ease the use of body cameras by police officers has taken a step forward in Annapolis.
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ACLU: 70 Percent Of People Killed By Police In Maryland From 2010-14 Were Black

Over the past four years, 109 were killed in police encounters in Maryland, and nearly three-quarters of them were African-American, according to the ACLU.

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