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FBI faces $30M suit over death during Boston bombing investigation

FBI faces $30M suit over death during Boston bombing investigation

Ibragim Todashev was fatally shot while being questioned about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect - Full Story

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Calif. cop shot during stop released from hospital

Officer shot over the weekend in a gunfight with a suspected gang member is recovering at home with his family - Full Story

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Shot twice, Mo. cop staying positive during recovery

Officer Zachary Hoelzer was shot by a burglary suspect who would later shoot 2 FBI agents in a standoff - Full Story

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Alaska cop struck by squad during suspect's escape attempt

Anchorage officer suffered broken leg after being struck by another officer's vehicle Saturday while investigating a report of shoplifting - Full Story

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Cleveland: Boy shot by cop died because of his own actions

The city of Cleveland says it isn't to blame for the death of a 12-year-old boy who had a replica gun when he was shot by police - Full Story

Videos

LA police kill man during struggle on Skid Row

3 officers fatally shot a man Sunday after the suspect went for an officer's gun, authorities say.

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Video: LA police kill man during struggle over service weapon

Video: LA police kill man during struggle over service weapon

Officer's gun was found partly cocked and jammed with a bullet in the chamber and another in the ejection port, indicating a struggle for the weapon - Full Story

Tips

8 tips to be prepared for life in the fishbowl

If you’ve worked in law enforcement for longer than a day, you’ve heard someone say, “I... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

Columns

8 ways cops can better defend against ambush attacks Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

8 ways cops can better defend against ambush attacks

If you don’t prepare yourself for the possibility of coming under attack in an ambush situation, other cops may have to risk their lives trying to save you - Full Story

Columns

Can you (and should you) really use your sights in a gunfight? Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Can you (and should you) really use your sights in a gunfight?

It's important to understand that using your sights in a gunfight is not always necessary or even desirable for effectively placing rounds - Full Story



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