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Police nab suspect after Texas teacher killed at school

Associated PressDALLAS — A special-education teacher who had a passion for music was fatally stabbed... - Full Story

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Getting to the unknown unknowns

Rumsfeld was right: sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know. When you’ve hit an impasse in your investigation, step back a moment and think about the experts who might know a lot more than you do about one of the facets of the case. Dale Ferranto, Assistant Chief (Ret.), California Department of Justice tells PoliceOne about a case that illustrates this point exactly. - Full Story

Columns

How to save lives when an active shooter strikes Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

How to save lives when an active shooter strikes

This month, children and young adults will return to their schools and universities from summer recess. It... - Full Story

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Complaint alleges NYPD misstepped in terror probe

Complaint alleges NYPD misstepped in terror probe

By Tom Hays and Devlin Barrett Associated PressNEW YORK — Police acting without the FBI's knowledge... - Full Story

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N.M. suspect may have planned gun battle with police

By T.J. Wilham Albuquerque JournalALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Albuquerque police officer escaped injury... - Full Story

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Calif. border agents fire shots across traffic to thwart smuggling

Calif. border agents fire shots across traffic to thwart smuggling

Associated PressSAN DIEGO, Calif. — Four people were injured and the busiest border crossing in... - Full Story

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Ill. officer defends handcuffing, dragging nurse

By Frank Main Chicago Sun-TimesCHICAGO — A Chicago Police officer today apparently defended his... - Full Story

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Facing civil litigation with a winning mind Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

Facing civil litigation with a winning mind

Officers face the fight with a mindset to win every confrontation — it’s refreshing when t... - Full Story

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Lawsuit over Md. cop's YouTube confrontation with skateboarder tossed

Video of Inner Harbor confrontation got wide attention after posting on YouTubeBy Justin Fenton Baltimore... - Full Story

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Md. officers inspire siblings to join police force

By Karen L. Bune Washington TimesA strong bond connects police officers - a bond that feels like family.... - Full Story



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