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February 18, 2015

Governor apologizes to India for Ala. use of force incident

57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel was hurt in a confrontation with Madison police while visiting relatives - Full Story
February 16, 2015

Video: Okla. chief defends playful recruiting video

Controversy over a recruiting video has been stirring in the community, but while some residents said it's embarrassing, the chief stands behind it - Full Story
February 13, 2015

India 'disturbed' by Ala. use of force incident, cop fired

Officer Eric Parker was arrested and is being fired after man from India was slammed to the ground and injured while visiting relatives in Alabama - Full Story
February 12, 2015
Head of Missouri State Highway Patrol to step down

Head of Missouri State Highway Patrol to step down

Retiring in May after a five-year stint of guiding the agency through several contentious situations, including civil unrest in Ferguson - Full Story
February 11, 2015

Mo. councilwoman accused of firing cops who arrested son

Police chief believes officers were fired because they messed with the son of a councilwoman - Full Story
February 11, 2015
22 cops, firefighters receive Medal of Valor

22 cops, firefighters receive Medal of Valor

This year's ceremony honored individuals who committed acts of valor between 2011 and 2013 - Full Story
February 09, 2015

Seattle chief warns officers about social media posts after cops put on leave

Twice within the past week, chief has put officers on paid leave after inflammatory comments appeared under their names on Facebook and Twitter - Full Story
January 21, 2015

Ex-Sheriff gets 10 years in bizarre NM road rage case

Rodella, who was in plain clothes at the time, said Tafoya was a reckless driver whom he was trying to stop in the interest of public safety - Full Story
January 21, 2015

Ohio chief famous for social presence steps down amid damaging allegations

Brimfield Township Police Chief David Oliver resigned two days after he was suspended for allegations of gender discrimination - Full Story
January 14, 2015

Video: Ky. cop injured after pistol discharges in gun store, files suit

Attorney says his client has had multiple surgeries and has lost enough functionality in his left hand that he can no longer work as a police officer - Full Story

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