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February 04, 2015
'I did kill those cops,' suspect says to stunned courtroom

'I did kill those cops,' suspect says to stunned courtroom

A man charged with killing two Calif. sheriff's deputies stunned a courtroom by blurting out that he committed the crimes and is ready to be executed - 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
February 03, 2015

SC man shot by trooper in viral video gets $285K settlement

Officer was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature in connection to the shooting - Full Story
February 02, 2015

Video: Man hit by pepper spray during protest sues Seattle PD

Officers deployed pepper spray into a crowd and used bikes to form a barricade after an officer went to the ground during a Jan. 19 protest - Full Story
February 01, 2015

City will pay $3.9M in 2012 NY police shooting of Bronx teen

Graham died after he was shot once in the chest in a bathroom; the officer said he believed he was going to be shot - 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 30, 2015
Final charge dropped against Detroit cop in deadly raid

Final charge dropped against Detroit cop in deadly raid

Judge has dismissed the last charge against an officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a raid in 2010 that was recorded by a reality TV crew - Full Story
January 28, 2015
Detroit cop won't go on trial 3rd time in OIS, charge to be dismissed

Detroit cop won't go on trial 3rd time in OIS, charge to be dismissed

The final charge is expected to be dismissed against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old during a raid that was filmed by a reality TV show - Full Story
January 27, 2015
Obama sees need to move on UAV rules after White House incident

Obama sees need to move on UAV rules after White House incident

Says quadcopter that crashed on White House grounds shows that U.S. must update laws to manage expanding frontier of commercial and consumer UAVs - Full Story
January 27, 2015
Appeals court weighs lawsuit in DC shooting of fleeing suspect

Appeals court weighs lawsuit in DC shooting of fleeing suspect

Justice Department, which is defending the two deputy U.S. marshals being sued, says driver was shot only after he struck one of them with his car - Full Story



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