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Police warn public against using iPhone cases shaped like guns

A new case that rests in the back pocket of a user’s pants could cause potentially dangerous encounters with police - Full Story

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Witness: Man killed in controversial Wash. OIS told cops 'shoot me'

Witness: Man killed in controversial Wash. OIS told cops 'shoot me'

Man fought with an officer, threw rocks and told police to shoot him before they opened fire - Full Story

Columns

5 keys to maintaining safe and operational police firearms Andrew L. Butts - Firearms Evals

5 keys to maintaining safe and operational police firearms

Firearms, like automobiles, have a finite lifespan that can be drastically shortened without proper preventive care - Full Story

Videos

Texas cops fatally shoot man who pulled replica

Footage captured the split-second decision officers were forced to make when a suspect pulled what appeared to be a handgun.

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Video: Texas cops fatally shoot man who pulled replica

Footage captured the split-second decision officers were forced to make when a suspect pulled what appeared to be a handgun - Full Story

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Video: Iowa state trooper hit by semi

Trooper was helping with traffic control when a semi-trailer carrying batteries lost control - Full Story

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Video: Cuffed Ark. woman steals, crashes cruiser

Suspect squeezed through a partition into the driver's seat then sped away, eventually flipping the vehicle - Full Story

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LAPD union battling proposed gun-lock measure

Union argues that retired officers shouldn't be held to rules - Full Story

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Baltimore PD: 'Hold the line' commands protected lives during riot

Baltimore PD: 'Hold the line' commands protected lives during riot

Some officers disagree, say they should have been able to break the line, charge rioters and make arrests - Full Story

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Inert grenades found in Mass. charity's donation bin

Police are investigating how the items ended up in a clothing bin - Full Story



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Officer Safety Columnists

Triumph and Tragedy Triumph and Tragedy
with Luke Whyte
Firearms Evals Firearms Evals
with Andrew L. Butts