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April 10, 2015

Manhunt underway after Md. officer shot, critical

Officer was shot once in the upper body Friday during a confrontation with a man outside of a convenience store - Full Story
April 10, 2015
Ill. robbery suspect killed after multiple pursuits, shootout

Ill. robbery suspect killed after multiple pursuits, shootout

Suspect led police on multiple pursuits, stealing vehicles whenever police used stopped sticks on whatever car he was in - Full Story
April 10, 2015

Court takes Albuquerque prosecutor off fatal OIS case

Judge has removed the prosecutor from the case of two officers charged in the shooting death of a homeless man last year - Full Story
April 10, 2015
Texas executes man for cop's 2002 shooting death

Texas executes man for cop's 2002 shooting death

Kent Sprouse, 42, became the fifth convicted killer put to death this year in Texas, the nation's most active death penalty state - Full Story
April 10, 2015

Sword-wielding man killed after attacking Fla. deputy

Man struck deputy several times before getting shot by police - Full Story
April 10, 2015
Man kills Census Bureau guard, leads DC police on pursuit

Man kills Census Bureau guard, leads DC police on pursuit

Armed man kidnapped a woman, killed a Census Bureau guard and led police on a pursuit before an exchange of gunfire left him and an officer wounded - Full Story
April 09, 2015

Video: Dash cam shows SC stop, pursuit leading up to fatal OIS

Video shows the man fatally shot by a police officer get out of his car and then run away during a traffic stop - Full Story
April 09, 2015

Data on police shootings limited

The FBI, Director James B. Comey said, must improve how it collects and analyzes data from law enforcement agencies - Full Story
April 09, 2015
Video: Fla. cop fatally shoots mentally ill man, officials investigate

Video: Fla. cop fatally shoots mentally ill man, officials investigate

Officials say suspect swung a metal broom and refused commands to stop, but the suspect's family called this week for an independent investigation - Full Story
April 09, 2015
SC police shooting rekindles body camera debate

SC police shooting rekindles body camera debate

In Washington, White House spokesman Josh Earnest suggested that greater use of body cameras could help improve community/police relations - Full Story



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