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The Police Investigations topic area furnishes cops with the latest news, information and strategies used in closing a case and putting bad guys behind bars. Whether you are a patrol officer arriving first on the scene or a detective searching for leads on a cold case, this touches on everything that happens between the suspect’s crimes to the final conviction.
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Ferguson officer: 'I know I did my job right'

Told reporter he felt like it was his duty to chase Brown after a confrontation at his police vehicle - Full Story

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Off-duty Ill. cop accused of firing at off-duty officer in DUI stop

Officer accused of firing several shots at another off-duty officer who tried to pull him over on suspicion of drunk driving - Full Story

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Calif. cop, woman shot in accidental gunfire incident

Officer and woman were shot Tuesday when a gun the woman had fired as officers tried to help her up - Full Story

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Mo. officer shot, police searching for gunman

St. Louis County officials say shooting does not appear connected to protests in Ferguson.

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Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of Ferguson case, pushes for federal charges

Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of Ferguson case, pushes for federal charges

Attorneys for Michael Brown's family on Tuesday vowed to push for federal charges against Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson - Full Story

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Mo. officer shot, police searching for gunman

St. Louis County officials say shooting does not appear connected to protests in Ferguson - Full Story

Columns

7 types of witnesses and how to interview them John Bowden - On Language, Communication, and Leadership

7 types of witnesses and how to interview them

Considering these seven types of witnesses before going into your investigation can maximize the results of your interviews - Full Story

Columns

Why 'Tell me why you did it' is a failed technique Louis C. Senese - Interrogation Themes

Why 'Tell me why you did it' is a failed technique

Rather than ask the suspect why he committed the crime, tell him you believe you know why he did it — and offer your theme that psychologically (not legally) justifies, rationalizes, or minimizes the conduct - Full Story

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5 types of pattern evidence all investigators should know Moe Greenberg - Detective's Notebook

5 types of pattern evidence all investigators should know

While all evidence at a crime scene is important and must be considered, pattern evidence requires careful analysis — and sometimes specialized training — in order to properly interpret it - Full Story

Columns

Why Officer Darren Wilson wasn't indicted Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Why Officer Darren Wilson wasn't indicted

A cop may use lethal force when he or she “reasonably believes that the action is in defense of human life, including the officer's own life” and in the Ferguson incident, that’s precisely what happened - Full Story



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