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December 01, 2015

Wash. police use 'Star Wars' PSA to fight the 'dark side of theft'

The viral video encourages the community to report any suspicious behavior - Full Story
November 30, 2015

RI ‘dancing cop’ a no-show at new job overtaken by protesters

Retired Officer Tony Lepore drew heat after protesting Dunkin' Donuts for a '#blacklivesmatter' coffee cup - Full Story
November 30, 2015
San Francisco's 'Hot Cop' arrested in hit-and-run

San Francisco's 'Hot Cop' arrested in hit-and-run

The officer gained attention last year when residents began posting pictures and articles about him on social media - Full Story
November 30, 2015

Okla. reserve deputy reunites with girl he rescued during 2005 hurricanes

50 deputies left the safety of home to help evacuate people stranded by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita - Full Story
November 30, 2015

NJ officer returns to work after settling pregnancy suit

The officer had been forced to take a leave of absence when she was in her third month of pregnancy - Full Story
November 30, 2015

NY Port Authority police union boss cited for standing near the pope

The defiant officer told the media he was cleared by the Secret Service - Full Story
November 30, 2015

Minn. police union calls out public employee union's support of protestors

The Minneapolis police union, which has defended the officers, has yet to release a statement of its own - Full Story
November 30, 2015

$1.5M bond set for Chicago officer charged with murder

The video shows Officer Jason Van Dyke jumping out of his squad car last year and shooting Laquan McDonald - Full Story
November 30, 2015

Video: Felon opens fire on Neb. troopers during pursuit

Shots from a sawed-off shotgun went through the cruiser’s windshield, but the troopers were not hurt - Full Story
November 30, 2015

Suspect shoots cop in arm, punches another before fatally shot

A police statement said the confrontation happened when officers responded to a report of suspicious activity - Full Story

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