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January 16, 2015
Ill. officer says he feared for his life in fatal beanbag shooting

Ill. officer says he feared for his life in fatal beanbag shooting

Officer who fired beanbags at a knife-wielding 95-year-old man who later died testified at his trial Thursday that his action was prompted by the fear - Full Story
January 13, 2015
Ill. officer stands trial in fatal beanbag shooting of armed man

Ill. officer stands trial in fatal beanbag shooting of armed man

Officer's attorney argued that officer did what he was trained to do to subdue a dangerous suspect who was coming at him with a knife - Full Story
January 12, 2015

2 NM officers charged with murder in deadly standoff

Officers fatally shot James Boyd, who was holding two knives, during an hourslong standoff in March - Full Story
January 09, 2015

Video: $8M suit filed in fatal Pa. police shooting of armed man

Todd William Shultz was shot 17 times outside of a Kmart in December 2012 after failing to drop a table knife and pair of scissors he was wielding - Full Story
January 08, 2015
Police responded often to home of armed man killed at Ohio airport

Police responded often to home of armed man killed at Ohio airport

Bomb squad found containers of frozen urine in the vehicle of man who police say lunged at an officer with a knife and was fatally shot - Full Story
January 08, 2015
Police fatally shoot knife-wielding man at Ohio airport

Police fatally shoot knife-wielding man at Ohio airport

Man lunged at an airport police officer with a knife during a confrontation - Full Story
January 07, 2015
Ariz. police pay man's restaurant tab, get homicide case

Ariz. police pay man's restaurant tab, get homicide case

Two officers' decision to pay for a troubled man's restaurant tab led to his being arrested in his roommate's stabbing death - Full Story
January 03, 2015

Family of sword-wielding Utah man killed by police files lawsuit

The federal lawsuit seeks more than $2 million in damages, and states that Darrien Hunt, 22, wasn't a threat - Full Story
January 02, 2015
Video: Ala. officer cleared after body cam shows shooting

Video: Ala. officer cleared after body cam shows shooting

The video shows the man lunging at the officer with a hatchet after many commands by the officer to drop the weapon - Full Story
December 27, 2014
1990s TV star 'Screech' charged in bar stabbing

1990s TV star 'Screech' charged in bar stabbing

The former child star and his fiancee allegedly got into a fight at a bar on Christmas; police later found a switchblade - Full Story



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