Jurors Less Likely to Fault Cops Based on Body Cams, Study Finds

Police departments across the country are investing in body cameras as a response to calls for increased accountability in the wake of high-profile shootings, but a study released Monday found that juries are less likely to blame officers for incidents based on footage from body cameras versus dashboard cameras.

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Federal Judge Demands Answers From PG&E Over Wildfire

A federal judge overseeing utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric’s conduct in the wake of a criminal conviction for a 2010 pipeline blast that leveled a neighborhood demanded answers about the utility’s safety protocols on Tuesday amid liability concerns for the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history.

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California High Court Rules Colleges Must Protect Students

The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that colleges owe their students safety and protection from foreseeable violence in the classroom, reversing an appeals court’s finding that UCLA did not have a duty to protect a student who was attacked with a knife by a classmate in a chemistry lab.

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