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August 29, 2015
Suspect in ambush killing of Texas deputy arrested

Suspect in ambush killing of Texas deputy arrested

Officials with the sheriff's office declined to comment on details of the arrest or what charge the suspect might face - Full Story
August 29, 2015
Sheriff's deputy fatally shot in Houston while pumping gas

Sheriff's deputy fatally shot in Houston while pumping gas

A sheriff's deputy in uniform has died after he was fatally shot while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station - Full Story
August 28, 2015

Prosecutors: No retrial for NC officer in fatal shooting

Prosecutors said it's a 'unanimous belief a retrial will not yield a different result' - Full Story
August 28, 2015

Calif. cop shoots suspect dead after being attacked with chain

When the officer got out of her car, the suspect immediately began landing repeated blows about her head and face - Full Story
August 28, 2015

Naming cops involved in shootings a balancing act for PDs

One Va. city tries to find a way to balance the public interest and their right to know with officer's safety - Full Story
August 28, 2015
With 2 killings this week, La. police deaths rising

With 2 killings this week, La. police deaths rising

Police badges in Louisiana are banded with black ribbons more than usual this year - Full Story
August 28, 2015

Prosecutor: No charges for Va. police involved in fatal shooting

Suspect was determined to be 'an immediate threat to law enforcement' because he struggled with officers and had a gun - Full Story
August 27, 2015

Injured Calif. officer fatally shoots assailant

The suspect began beating her in the head and face with a metal object but she was able use her firearm - Full Story
August 27, 2015

ND bill restricts cops’ use of drones to less lethal force

The state passed a law that allows police to use drones equipped with non-lethal devices such as TASERs - Full Story
August 27, 2015

Attorney for officer in NC shooting case: Don't seek retrial

Attorney noted the weakness of case as a grand jury couldn't indict him - Full Story



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