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January 16, 2015
2 dead, 4 arrested after Fla. crime spree

2 dead, 4 arrested after Fla. crime spree

Four suspects were arrested Friday for a crime spree that started with a robbery, led to a shootout with a police officer and ended with two killings - Full Story
January 16, 2015
Okla. chief shot 4 times investigating bomb threat, gunman released

Okla. chief shot 4 times investigating bomb threat, gunman released

Body armor credited for saving chief's life, gunman released after being questioned for several hours - Full Story
January 15, 2015

Holder calls for better data on attacks against police, use of force

Attorney General Eric Holder called Thursday for better record-keeping, saying current efforts to compile the data are incomplete - Full Story
January 15, 2015
Officer-involved shootings prompt array of bills in state legislatures

Officer-involved shootings prompt array of bills in state legislatures

Lawmakers are moving quickly with scores of bills ranging from increasing police training to putting tighter limits on using deadly force - Full Story
January 15, 2015
NM suspect killed in shootout stole armor, gun from deputy's home

NM suspect killed in shootout stole armor, gun from deputy's home

Suspect broke into a deputy's home on Monday morning and stole the vest and three firearms - Full Story
January 14, 2015

Calif. officer run down with his own patrol car

Officer is hospitalized with serious injuries after being run down Tuesday night by a possible burglary suspect - Full Story
January 14, 2015

Mo. cops learn man who shot them eligible for parole over 20 years early

Officers Pat Brown and Brian Schoen were shot during an encounter with Saeed Aquil and a teenager on New Year’s Eve 1994 - Full Story
January 14, 2015
NM suspect killed by police wore body armor

NM suspect killed by police wore body armor

Tuesday's shooting marks the department's third this year - Full Story
January 14, 2015

Ga. man executed for killing of deputy during traffic stop

A man who fatally shot a sheriff's deputy who stopped him for speeding on a Georgia interstate was put to death Tuesday for the 1998 killing - Full Story
January 14, 2015

Video: Body cam captures moments leading up to killing of Ariz. cop

Disturbing video captured the moments leading up to the killing of a rookie Arizona officer by an armed suspect - Full Story



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