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January 27, 2015

Video: Trial begins for Wash. cop killer, footage captures part of rampage

Sequence of events began Oct. 22, 2009, when Christopher Monfort is accused of firebombing police vehicles, followed by the killing of an officer on Oct. 31 - Full Story
January 26, 2015

After Ferguson, police consider 'tactical retreat' instead of force

Chiefs of the St. Louis and St. Louis County police have said in recent interviews they are reviewing training with the principles of tactical retreat in mind - Full Story
January 26, 2015
Colo. suspect killed after officer struck by car

Colo. suspect killed after officer struck by car

When officers approached the vehicle after determining it was stolen, the female driver hit one officer with the car. Police then opened fire - Full Story
January 26, 2015

Mo. officer shot, man in custody

Police were investigating suspicious activity when the unnamed officer was shot, suffering serious injuries - Full Story
January 25, 2015

Video: Minn. officer shot to death during traffic stop

Jurors will decide whether Brian Fitch Sr. is guilty of first-degree murder and other charges in the July 30 killing of Officer Scott Patrick - Full Story
January 24, 2015

Mich. cop, suspect shot at traffic stop

The officer is in stable condition after being shot at a traffic stop - Full Story
January 24, 2015

Video: Iowa cop shot in head during traffic stop

Man fired eight shots at Officer Kevin McCormick, hitting him in the forehead above his right eye in new video of 2013 incident - Full Story
January 24, 2015

Video: Okla. cop fatally shoots armed suspect during foot pursuit

Pastor called 911 and said an armed man was threatening to kill a woman who was attending a wedding - Full Story
January 23, 2015
Albuquerque cop shot in blue-on-blue broke cover during sting, still critical

Albuquerque cop shot in blue-on-blue broke cover during sting, still critical

Cop revealed himself as a police officer to a drug trafficking suspect that had produced a replica gun - Full Story
January 23, 2015

Source: FBI completes federal probe of Ferguson shooting

Officials and experts have said a prosecution would be highly unlikely - Full Story



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