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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
January 19, 2015

Mass. officers fatally shoot man who stabbed mother to death

Two police officers fatally shot an agitated man armed with at least one knife early Monday morning before finding his mother stabbed to death - Full Story
January 19, 2015

Video: Utah cops remove cuffs, man grabs knife in fatal OIS

The footage from the Wednesday shooting shows how quickly a relatively calm arrest can turn violent - Full Story
January 19, 2015

Calif. police fatally shoot man who pulled knife on contractors

The man chased two men with a knife, attempting to stab them, when a witness called police - Full Story
January 16, 2015

Man killed by Ohio airport police had knives taped to his legs

Man's behavior was "consistent with someone who intended to hijack an aircraft" - Full Story

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