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February 28, 2015

Residents back Boston cop who shot man wielding stake

The suspect was allegedly attacking residents with a sharpened wooden stake before being shot - Full Story
February 21, 2015

DOJ reviewing OIS of Utah man wielding samurai sword

In November, the NAACP asked the Justice Department to review the shooting for any civil rights violations, saying information released by police did not seem to justify the shooting - Full Story
February 18, 2015
Video: Okla. stop ends in gunfire after DUI suspect brandishes knife

Video: Okla. stop ends in gunfire after DUI suspect brandishes knife

37-year old Steven Andrew Smith was stopped January 30 by Dover Police Chief Jonathan Eason on suspicion of drunk driving - Full Story
February 06, 2015
Video: Texas cop cleared in fatal OIS, body cam released

Video: Texas cop cleared in fatal OIS, body cam released

36-year-old Johnny Joseph Martinez confronted officers – threatening them with a chair and multiple knives as police attempted to take him into custody - Full Story
February 04, 2015

Ill. cop acquitted in beanbag death of knife-wielding man

Officer Craig Taylor said during a bench trial last month that he feared for his life during the July 2013 confrontation at an assisted living facility - Full Story
January 30, 2015

NYC pays $5K to man who threatened cops with machete

24-year-old Ruhim Ullah was shot in the leg after waving an 18-inch machete at police in the 2010 confrontation - Full Story
January 29, 2015
Video: Teen fatally shot at Texas station had knife

Video: Teen fatally shot at Texas station had knife

17-year-old fatally shot in a police station lobby was killed after she lunged at an officer with a butcher knife and a TASER failed to stop her - Full Story
January 28, 2015

Trending Topics: Why a cuffed suspect can still be a threat

By PoliceOne Staff In our latest installment of ‘Trending Topics,’ we take a look at five... - Full Story
January 27, 2015

Hacker group Anonymous threatens Texas PD after OIS in station

17-year-old girl who reportedly brandished a weapon was shot to death in the police station lobby Thursday - Full Story
January 21, 2015

Police: Snapchat message sparked stabbing, leaving teen dead

The teen is charged as an adult with murder and possession of a knife - Full Story



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