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Durbin: Pentagon should review police gear program

Durbin: Pentagon should review police gear program

Senate's No. 2 Democrat on Friday asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to review a program that provides high-powered rifles and other surplus military equipment to civilian police departments - Full Story

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Police arrest man suspected of killing 4 in Fla.

Police said they arrested Adam Matos, 28, at a hotel in downtown Tampa on Friday morning - Full Story

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Number of cops testing out body cameras rises

VieVu has seen requests from police departments for free trials of its wearable camera jump 70% in the past few days - Full Story

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NYPD to test body-worn cameras

Department announced Thursday it's launching a pilot program to test 60 cameras worn by officers, becoming the latest and largest police department in the country to accept the technology - Full Story

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Study: Diverse police forces not cure-all for fatal shootings

A growing body of research suggests that intractable circumstances of economics, culture and geography have more to do with shootings by police than the race of the officers - Full Story

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Departments use technology to ID troubled officers

Departments use technology to ID troubled officers

While such "early warning systems" are often treated as a cure-all, experts say, little research exists on their effectiveness or — more importantly — if they're even being properly used - Full Story

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Calif. man TASERed after stabbing cop in leg

Calif. man TASERed after stabbing cop in leg

The man also tried to stab another officer in the face before the officer deployed his TASER - Full Story

Columns

10 secrets cops know that most people don't Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

10 secrets cops know that most people don't

It’s become abundantly clear in the past few weeks that the press and the public have very little re... - Full Story

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Pit bull fatally shot after biting officer, charging another

The incident occurred after an officer responding to a domestic disturbance call was bitten by the dog.

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Video: Pit bull fatally shot after biting officer, charging another

The incident occurred after an officer responding to a domestic disturbance call was bitten by the dog - Full Story



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