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December 17, 2014
Calif. cop on leave after tweets threaten protesters

Calif. cop on leave after tweets threaten protesters

In the tweets, officer said he would kill anyone who threatens him or his family and that he would be off-duty at the movies with his gun if anyone "feels they can't breathe or their lives matter" - Full Story
November 30, 2014

Report: Ferguson chief urged Wilson's resignation

Said he had information suggesting that if Wilson didn't, "there were going to be acts taken against" the department or its members - Full Story
November 13, 2014

Tenn. sheriff pays ransom for locked case files

Malware on a computer locked the agency's case files, which included autopsy reports, witness statements and crime scene photos - Full Story
November 12, 2014

Off-duty Chicago officer, daughter shot at home

Officer was in critical condition Wednesday after being wounded in the face, neck and both arms - Full Story
November 10, 2014

Ohio police seeing benefits of body-worn cameras

"This camera's gonna save you. It's not gonna hurt you" - Full Story
October 31, 2014

Ohio cop, firefighter help deliver twins at fire station

The mother and her newborn twins, a boy and girl, are said to be doing well - Full Story
October 22, 2014

NY police receive $100K for new equipment, enhanced training

By Megan Brockett Press & Sun-Bulletin BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Binghamton's police department... - Full Story
October 08, 2014

Police: Retired cop tackles $37,500 Rolex thief

Police say the former officer, Michael Blake, was working at Henne Jewelry Store when a man snatched a watch from the clerk's hand and tried to escape - Full Story
October 04, 2014
Unease grows between NY mayor and NYPD officers

Unease grows between NY mayor and NYPD officers

Even some de Blasio allies acknowledge the mayor could do a better job of leading the department he is simultaneously trying to reform. - Full Story
October 01, 2014

Video: Fla. officer on leave after using ECD on woman

In the video, Young appears to be walking away when the officer uses his TASER, striking her in the back - Full Story



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