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Can you run from police? US courts apply a double standard

Fleeing from police is not, by itself, illegal in America, but courts have set a different standard for places where street crime is common - Full Story

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DA clears Pa. police in fatal shooting of gunman outside prison

Wagner said Sgt. Matt Nickey, the ranking officer at the scene, reasonably believed he needed to shoot Leipold to prevent others from being hurt or killed - Full Story

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Video: Mich. cop fatally shoots fleeing driver at traffic stop

Video: Mich. cop fatally shoots fleeing driver at traffic stop

The passenger leaped into the driver's seat and attempted to take off, in the direction of an officer - Full Story

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Mayor: Cleveland preparing as police shooting case wraps up

Mayor: Cleveland preparing as police shooting case wraps up

31-year-old Michael Brelo is charged with two counts of voluntary manslaughter - Full Story

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Sergeant who arrested theater gunman first to testify

Sgt. Gerald Jonsgaard identified James Holmes as the man he found on the ground in the theater parking lot wearing a helmet and body armor - Full Story

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Survivors tell gruesome details of Colo. theater shooting

Survivors tell gruesome details of Colo. theater shooting

Gripping testimony made clear the state's determination to make sure jurors know the carnage Holmes caused inside the suburban Denver theater - Full Story

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9 more laws cops least enjoy enforcing P1 Community - The Question

9 more laws cops least enjoy enforcing

By PoliceOne Staff Ah, the daily grind. No matter how much cops enjoy what they do for a living, cert... - Full Story

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Video: Mich. chief says dash cam refutes brutality claim

Video: Mich. chief says dash cam refutes brutality claim

Michael Sollitt Kinney was pursued in July 2013 for driving erratically — at one point nearly slamming into an oncoming vehicle before crashing - Full Story

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Sheriff Joe's re-election chances called into question

Sheriff Joe's re-election chances called into question

Research fellow David Berman said the upcoming election represents the most likely possibility yet that the sheriff could get voted out of office - Full Story

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Police: Baltimore man should've received medical care before transport

Police: Baltimore man should've received medical care before transport

The department's acknowledgement came at a news conference after a week of intense scrutiny - Full Story



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