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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Cops that can ‘see through walls?’ Facts about the X-ray uproar Val Van Brocklin - Cop Gumbo

Cops that can ‘see through walls?’ Facts about the X-ray uproar

Cops and prosecutors should be upfront with courts about radar vision into homes because what they don’t know will come to hurt us - Full Story

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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

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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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No charges for Calif. man who shot and killed burglar

No charges for Calif. man who shot and killed burglar

80-year-old man was justified in killing a burglar who falsely claimed she was pregnant and asked him not to shoot, LA County DA's office said - Full Story

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Writer tied to Anonymous gets 5 years for threatening FBI agent

Brown read a lengthy statement before he was sentenced, saying he broke the law to reveal illegal government activity going unpunished - Full Story



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