Though maximum sentences range as high as 20 or 30 years, nearly half the Jan. 6 defendants are only charged with misdemeanors, and only those facing the most serious felonies face years in prison.

A Black Defense Department employee who was hesitant to get out of her car at 2 a.m. was pulled from the car by police, then charged with resisting arrest and eluding police. After prosecutors watched the video, all charges were dropped.

The highly unusual method Derrick Maurice Herlong is said to have used to surveil his alleged victim is bound to raise some concerns for the privacy-conscious.

Ledell Lee was executed in a flurry of lethal injections that divided the Supreme Court and proceeded despite lawyers’ calls for DNA testing. Officials staunchly defend his conviction.

Richard Curtis Lange, who matched with DNA found on the victim, was 25 at the time Mildred Matheny was attacked, officials said.

James L. Jordan admitted stabbing Iraq War veteran Ronald S. Sanchez Jr., and multiple examinations found he suffered from "severe mental disease"

Federal law allows federal officers to have their cases heard in federal court.

A former New York City police officer will spent the next four years behind bars for stealing 9/11 victim money from a retired cop.

A Fairfax judge vacates a conviction based on a false traffic stop, allegedly one of hundreds made by Officer Jonathan Freitag which led to flawed convictions.

Valerie Cincinelli asked her boyfriend to hire a hit man to kill her estranged husband — and the boyfriend’s teenage daughter, officials said.

Jonathan Freitag resigned while under internal Fairfax police investigation in May 2020, then joined the Brevard County Sheriff's Office three months later. He was fired earlier this month.

After years of mystery surrounding the disappearance of college student Kristin Smart, Dan Dow, the San Luis Obispo County district attorney, announced new details about what may have happened after she was last seen.

“Let me say this. Many, many times you don’t really know a person," a sheriff said. "And this is probably one of those examples.”

Paul Flores, a classmate of Kristin Smart and the main suspect in her disappearance, was arrested and charged with murder Tuesday, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson said.

Marty Tibbitts, who ran a Michigan-based telecommunications company, was allegedly helping design an underwater drone meant to transport large quantities of cocaine to Europe.

At first, she told investigators she had woken up to find her husband shot.

Those planning to attack schools almost always tell someone about it, and they usually have easy access to weapons, in both averted and actual cases.

The move to not prosecute drug and sex cases was initially to keep people out of jail during the pandemic, but crime dropped so Baltimore is making it permanent.

Vigorous defense work, high costs of losing cases make Va. “a microcosm of a national story”

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The first step in the criminal case against the two officers is whether the case should be heard in federal court. Then he must decide whether to grant the officers immunity for the killing.

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