ITHACA, N.Y. — With 2015 over, here’s a look back on the year’s biggest stories about crime, courts and police in Tompkins County.

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1 — Man kills himself after 61-hour standoff with police in Danby

2 — Attorney General investigates Tompkins Sheriff’s office amid allegations

3 — Tompkins County Sheriff’s deputy indicted on 5 felonies, 11 misdemeanors

4 — Former Cornell student Charles Tan’s murder charge dismissed

5 — Benjamin Cayea sentenced to 22 years for murder of Cornell girlfriend

6 — New lawsuit claims Ithaca police racially profiled black teens

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7 — Former Cornell student sentenced to prison for 2013 rape

8 — Ithaca police begin using body cameras

Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.