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January 06, 2016

Philly's new police commissioner sworn in

Police Commissioner Richard Ross is a 26-year veteran of the force - Full Story
January 05, 2016

Kan. is short on troopers amid budget woes

Authorities have cited low pay compared with some nearby states and local departments - Full Story
December 28, 2015

3 brothers to become NYPD officers at once, following dad

Three sons of a New York Police Department official are due to be sworn in as officers this week - Full Story
December 17, 2015

'Critical' shortage of officers force Ore. police to scrape up new plans

The bureau is currently short of staffing after the reduction of 55 positions that were cut two years ago - Full Story
December 15, 2015

Judge finds Chicago police liable for excessive force in jail case

Although the suspect died from an anti-psychotic drug, an autopsy revealed he suffered more than 50 cuts and bruises - Full Story
December 15, 2015

Ferguson: Lack of public input on cost, reforms are obstacles to DOJ agreement

After the Michael Brown shooting, the DOJ spent months investigating the practices of the department - Full Story
December 11, 2015

More details emerge in fatal police shooting of 6-year-old La. boy

Another officer present said he didn't fire his own weapon because 'he didn't fear for his life' - Full Story
December 11, 2015

Fla. deputy charged for 2013 shooting of man who had air rifle

The man may have been unable to hear police commands because he was listening to music through earbuds - Full Story
September 10, 2015
Video: NC officer hugs suicidal man after talking him off bridge ledge

Video: NC officer hugs suicidal man after talking him off bridge ledge

An off-duty officer was able to talk a man out of suicide - Full Story

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