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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
August 10, 2014

Trending topics: When a standoff gets strange

By PoliceOne Staff Standoff situations can be some of the most volatile and dangerous events a police... - Full Story
August 08, 2014

AR-15 'swatting' hoax prompts large Fla. police response

A 911 caller led police to an Oviedo subdivision Friday morning after falsely reporting that a shooter armed with an AR-15 rifle shot and killed someone - Full Story
August 08, 2014

NM animal control dispute sparks SWAT standoff

Incident began when a neighbor reported to the city Animal Services Division that one of the suspect's dogs had been aggressive - Full Story
August 05, 2014

Tensions between BLM, local law enforcement near breaking point

Relationship between local law enforcement and often heavily armed federal officers has always been tense, and now threatens to reach a breaking point - Full Story
August 04, 2014
Video: Shotgun-wielding 90-year-old surrenders after SWAT standoff

Video: Shotgun-wielding 90-year-old surrenders after SWAT standoff

Police responded to the scene Thursday after the woman, armed with a 12-gauge shotgun, threatened nearby construction workers - Full Story



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