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Cop goes undercover as Amish woman to catch Pa. flasher

A male police officer spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to children.

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Cop goes undercover as Amish woman to catch Pa. flasher

A male police officer spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to children - Full Story

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Crazed man dies after resisting TASER, attacking cops

Two officers attempted to subdue suspect after he resisted being placed in handcuffs and fought the officers. A TASER was deployed multiple times, but did not stop him.

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Video: Crazed man dies after resisting TASER, attacking cops

Police attempted to subdue suspect after he resisted being placed in handcuffs and fought the officers. A TASER was deployed multiple times, but did not stop him - Full Story

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Report: NYC gun violence on rise

The number of shootings in NYC has increased during the past several weeks after months of declines - Full Story

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Colo. PD works toward 50 percent female force

Department will begin accepting applications for its January 2015 police academy, and it's pushing for a larger percentage of women and minority applicants - Full Story

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Ill. cops' new fleet of squad cars still not on road

Row upon row of brand-new squad cars sit in a parking lot not far from the state fairgrounds in Springfield, waiting to be driven out onto state highways - Full Story

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Sheriff's services may bolster dwindling Calif. police force

With an eye to stock the city's draining pool of officers, Santa Clara County may offer the services of sheriff's deputies to help temporarily cope - Full Story

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4 dead, 36 shot in Chicago in 36 hours

Officers responded to at least 27 incidents, starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday - Full Story

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Report: Crown Vic squads still popular, despite safety issue

Safety advocates claimed the position of the fuel tank made the car more likely to burst into flames when struck from behind - Full Story



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