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August 26, 2014

Court: Cops don't have immunity for fatal Conn. raid

Departments cannot use a shield of immunity to protect them from millions of dollars in civil rights claims arising from a 2008 tactical-team raid that killed a man and injured a homeowner - Full Story
August 25, 2014

2 in custody after AR-15, $10K in gear stolen from SWAT car

An AR-15, pistol, shotgun, ammunition, uniforms, body armor, a helmet and a police badge were all stolen in the incident - Full Story
August 21, 2014
Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson said there were six arrests, compared to 47 the previous night - Full Story
August 20, 2014
2 Ill. cops wounded, 8 hostages freed in standoff

2 Ill. cops wounded, 8 hostages freed in standoff

About two dozen heavily armed officers stormed a home Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects - Full Story
August 19, 2014
2 Ill. officers shot; 4 hostages freed

2 Ill. officers shot; 4 hostages freed

Two police officers have been shot and two suspects are holding multiple people — including children — hostage - Full Story
August 19, 2014

LAPD credits armored vehicle for protection in shootout

As police action in the Midwest raises concerns about the militarization of agencies, LA police are crediting some equipment for saving lives in a run-and-gun pursuit - Full Story
August 18, 2014

2 NC officers and girl shot, suspect in jail

The two officers, Kevin Stafford and Eric Bojaj, were reported in good condition - Full Story
August 18, 2014

LAPD officer hit, suspect killed in freeway shootout

An officer was hit exchanging gunfire with a suspect, sustaining a "significant leg wound" - Full Story
August 17, 2014
Police deploy tear gas to impose Mo. curfew

Police deploy tear gas to impose Mo. curfew

First night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests - Full Story
August 13, 2014

Audio: Texas man 'starting new nation' fires AK-47 at cops, firefighters

60-year-old man who shot at officers and firefighters Monday espoused anti-government views and claimed to be starting his own nation called "Doug-E-Stan" - Full Story



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