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Ill. officer cleared in fatal shooting

The Chicago Tribune ROBBINS, Ill. — An off-duty Robbins police officer was released without charges... - Full Story


Former Ga. chief gets 5 years in sexual encounters case

Yates went to the 21-year-old woman's home in uniform and with his patrol car and threatened to have... - Full Story


When the smoke clears: Your legal first aid after a shooting Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

When the smoke clears: Your legal first aid after a shooting

Part 1 of a 2-part series By Chuck Remsberg Senior PoliceOne Contributor The shooting’s over. You’ve sur... - Full Story


Man gets life for attacking Tenn. officer

By Jamie Satterfield The Knoxville News-Sentinel KNOXVILLE — Legally, this judge had no choice.... - Full Story


Gun crime penalty increase sought in Fla.

By Marc Caputo The Miami Herald TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Citing a recent shooting rampage against Miami-Dade... - Full Story


Major drug lord gets 30 years

The Associated Press NEW YORK — A man described by the U.S. government as one of the world's biggest... - Full Story


Lessons learned from lethal force encounters, Part 2 Dr. Darrell L. Ross - Legal Issues and Concepts

Lessons learned from lethal force encounters, Part 2

Researched by Darrell L. Ross, Ph.D. Professor & Chair, The Dept. of Law Enforcement & Justice ... - Full Story


'Taking the shot' for public safety Rick Armellino - Outside the Box

'Taking the shot' for public safety

By Rick Armellino Baker Ballistics, LLC Pre-emptive use of deadly force – the double standard ... - Full Story

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Claim filed in off-duty Wis. officer rampage

Claim filed in off-duty Wis. officer rampage

CRANDON, Wis. — In claims filed this week, a lawyer accuses Tyler Peterson’s superiors in Forest County law enforcement of knowing he was prone to violence before he killed six people and himself in an Oct. 7 rampage.

The claims, filed on behalf of the parents of a victim, accuse Police Chief John Dennee and Sheriff Keith Van Cleve of failing to supervise and control Peterson, who was a full-time deputy and part-time officer

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Murder trial of former Ohio officer under way

The Associated Press CANTON, Ohio — Prosecutors today accused a former police officer of strangling... - Full Story

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