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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

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Officer-involved shootings prompt array of bills in state legislatures

Officer-involved shootings prompt array of bills in state legislatures

Lawmakers are moving quickly with scores of bills ranging from increasing police training to putting tighter limits on using deadly force - Full Story

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Arias judge: Prosecutors can seek death penalty

The judge in the Jodi Arias case on Wednesday denied a bid by her lawyers to stop prosecutors from seeking the death penalty - Full Story

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Ky. cop injured after pistol discharges in gun store, files suit

Attorney says his client has had multiple surgeries and has lost enough functionality in his left hand that he can no longer work as a police officer.

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Video: Ky. cop injured after pistol discharges in gun store, files suit

Attorney says his client has had multiple surgeries and has lost enough functionality in his left hand that he can no longer work as a police officer - Full Story

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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

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US judges review NYPD surveillance of Muslims

Three-judge panel is reviewing a lawsuit that claims police conducted broad surveillance on Muslim businesses, mosques and schools in New Jersey - Full Story

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Supreme Court won't hear dispute over DUI blood tests

Court won't hear an appeal from Colorado officials who want to make it easier for authorities to take blood samples from suspected drunk drivers without their permission or a warrant - Full Story

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George Zimmerman arrested on aggravated assault charge

Zimmerman's bond was set at $5,000 and he was ordered to avoid contact with the woman who he allegedly hit with a wine bottle - Full Story



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