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S.C. lawmakers seek data on racial profiling by law enforcement

...to the full Senate on Tuesday, a bill that would create a panel of House and Senate members to review state and local law enforcement policies, practices, and procedures regarding racial profiling, and to recommend ways to improve laws. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-25/sc-lawmakers-seek-data-racia
Identifying drugged drivers is test for police

...for drugs.Local trends are more difficult to track. Drug recognition experts are somewhat of a rarity, say local law enforcement. The training involves schooling on identifying intoxicants other than alcohol, allowing police to more readily...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-14/identifying-drugged-dr
Officials warn against celebratory gunfire on New Year's

...celebratory gunfire to the cowboys of the Old West, local law enforcement officials say. You might be putting others in harm's...agency announced that it would support state and local law enforcement agencies in ballistic tests on bullet casings where...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-30/officials-warn-against
SC prosecutor urging lawmakers to pass tougher penalties against domestic abusers

...they finish their sentence. The ban is already federal law, which would require federal prosecution. State and local law enforcement can't enforce it without a corresponding state measure.Wilson has previously said that he is willing to support...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-13/sc-prosecutor-urging-l
Police work runs in some families

...to help people," he said. "What better way to do that than to do this?"Family ties aren't uncommon in local law enforcement. Though some officers find comfort in working alongside relatives, others say it can be equally stressful.As...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-31/police-work-runs-some-
Vehicle struck by train in downtown Augusta; no injuries reported

...damage from the collision and was able to resume operations about 4:25 p.m. The company is cooperating with local law enforcement on an investigation into the incident.The results of that investigation should be available anywhere from four...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-27/vehicle-struck-train-d
Community leaders gather to pray for peace, unity

...Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights.The act requires federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to maintain adequate policies and procedures that eliminate or stop practices permiting racial profiling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-22/community-leaders-gather-pra
Bill designed to reduce domestic violence in SC would bar abusers from possessing guns

...themselves and anger issues."The ban is already federal law, which would require federal prosecution. State and local law enforcement can't enforce it without a corresponding state law."We believe this is taking a stand for the safety of victims...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-05/bill-designed-reduce-d
Cam Newton just glad to be alive after wreck

...a police charity after five players' protest over Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Mo., drew the ire of local law enforcement officials.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the team would present an unspecified amount of money to The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-12-11/cam-newton-just-glad-be-alive
Police in Richmond, Columbia counties receive reports of telephone scams demanding payment in lieu of arrest

...if she didn't post a bond.It was, Price learned, a scam that nearly cost her $1,700.Since October, local law enforcement agencies have received reports of a scam in which a caller claiming to be a police officer demands a payment in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-03/police-richmond-columb