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September 17, 2014
Video: Ohio standoff ends in fatal shooting of suicidal man

Video: Ohio standoff ends in fatal shooting of suicidal man

37-year-old Christopher Mitchell came out of a residence with a .22-caliber gun to his head as officers formed a perimeter - Full Story
September 17, 2014
Pa. police chase tips about trooper ambush suspect

Pa. police chase tips about trooper ambush suspect

Police hunting for a suspect in a fatal ambush chased down several mistaken sightings Wednesday as schools closed and the public remained on edge - Full Story
September 17, 2014

Video: Judge calls parents 'idiots,' mom fights deputies in courtroom

Rishawna Morrison spent 30 days in jail after yelling and fighting deputies at the end of a two-and-a-half day custody and child support hearing - Full Story
September 17, 2014

Ariz. officer seriously injured in fatal crash

A woman is dead and a police officer has been seriously injured after she slammed into his patrol car Wednesday morning - Full Story
September 17, 2014

Colo. teen accused of stealing car, running over officer

13-year-old stole his parents' car, ran over an officer's leg and rammed three patrol cars before being struck with a TASER and arrested - Full Story
September 16, 2014
Video: Texas cop goes head-to-head with wrong-way driver

Video: Texas cop goes head-to-head with wrong-way driver

Officer drove his cruiser to the front of traffic to protect other drivers. It was then that the suspect closed in, and he prepared for impact - Full Story
September 16, 2014
Ga. man gets 20 years for gun battle at school

Ga. man gets 20 years for gun battle at school

A gunman who was persuaded to surrender during a 2013 gun battle with police at a school near Atlanta pleaded guilty to multiple charges Tuesday - Full Story
September 16, 2014
Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

Gangs from coast to coast have toned down their use of colors and are even altering tattoos to avoid being identified by police and witnesses - Full Story
September 16, 2014

White House backs use of body cameras by police

Demands for police to wear the cameras have increased across the country since a police shooting triggered raging street protests in Ferguson - Full Story
September 16, 2014
Prosecutor: Utah man killed by police had real sword, despite reports

Prosecutor: Utah man killed by police had real sword, despite reports

The Saratoga Springs Police Department is under fire over the fatal shooting of the man last Wednesday - Full Story



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