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July 02, 2015

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
July 01, 2015
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
July 01, 2015

Judge issues gag order in Texas biker shooting case

Order was issued Tuesday in lawsuit arising from May brawl in which nine bikers were killed and 177 people arrested - Full Story
July 01, 2015
Okla. judge: Grand jury can review sheriff's operations

Okla. judge: Grand jury can review sheriff's operations

Grand jury suggested to review what led a reserve deputy to fatally shoot an unarmed and restrained suspect - Full Story
July 01, 2015
Video: Ariz. shootout injures two cops, kills suspect

Video: Ariz. shootout injures two cops, kills suspect

Newly released video from January incident shows deadly OIS - Full Story
June 30, 2015
Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest

Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest

DOJ said cops violated free-speech rights, antagonized crowds and made it difficult to hold officers accountable - Full Story
June 30, 2015
Trooper had law on his side when he shot unarmed escapee

Trooper had law on his side when he shot unarmed escapee

David Sweat, a convicted cop killer, was running toward a forest near the Canadian border when he was shot - Full Story
June 29, 2015

Video: Mich. cop cleared in fatal OIS, footage released

Family say they will file a civil lawsuit in federal court against officer - Full Story



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