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May 20, 2015

Prosecutor: Border agent justified in fatal OIS

20-year-old Canadian man crossed the U.S.-Canada border illegally in March and sprayed the agent with bear spray - Full Story
April 22, 2015
Wash. cop who fatally shot man previously saved him from fire

Wash. cop who fatally shot man previously saved him from fire

Documents shed new light on Antonio Zambrano-Montes' run-ins with police and his erratic, sometimes dangerous behavior - Full Story
April 19, 2015
Video: Ohio cop refuses to shoot murder suspect charging at him

Video: Ohio cop refuses to shoot murder suspect charging at him

An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me" - Full Story
March 24, 2015

Police: Man fatally shot by Calif. cop left apology note

Responding officer exited his patrol car and "was immediately confronted by the male suspect who was armed with a large knife" - Full Story
March 09, 2015

Trending Topics: When a suspect seeks suicide by cop

By PoliceOne Staff Among the most unpredictable and dangerous situations a police officer can be faced... - Full Story
February 13, 2015
Colo. man killed in OIS may have sought suicide by cop, dad says

Colo. man killed in OIS may have sought suicide by cop, dad says

Brian Fritze died Tuesday following a pursuit after he was accused of beating an unidentified woman - Full Story
January 29, 2015
Video: Teen fatally shot at Texas station had knife

Video: Teen fatally shot at Texas station had knife

17-year-old fatally shot in a police station lobby was killed after she lunged at an officer with a butcher knife and a TASER failed to stop her - Full Story
January 21, 2015

NH man killed after firing shotgun at cruiser

The man's wife called police to report her husband was suicidal and armed - Full Story
January 20, 2015

Ariz. police fatally shoot man after 911 hang-up

Officers believed the man they confronted was armed and both officers opened fire - Full Story
January 06, 2015
Man shot by SF officers left suicide notes

Man shot by SF officers left suicide notes

A man who was shot and killed by officers left behind several suicide notes in his cellphone, including one addressed to police - Full Story



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