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January 31, 2011

Calif. police ID man with fake gun killed by cops

The incident was the third fatal officer-involved shooting in Oakland in a week - Full Story
January 20, 2011

NH man seeks leniency after threatening cop

Man accused of threatening to kill a police officer said in court that he was drunk at the time, and that he really is 'not a troublemaker' - Full Story
December 14, 2010
Shooting of Calif. man holding water nozzle angers family

Shooting of Calif. man holding water nozzle angers family

The man pointed it at one of the officers and two officers fired their weapons, a handgun and a shotgun, eight times - Full Story
November 19, 2010
Texas man kills ex-governor's son, fires AK-47 at cops

Texas man kills ex-governor's son, fires AK-47 at cops

Granger unloaded 30-plus rounds into the armored truck before a sniper shot him dead - Full Story
October 30, 2010

In probable SBC, man with knife threatened Wash. cop

Deputy Rustin Olson shot Quentin Dodd after Dodd yelled "shoot me, shoot me, shoot me," then tried to stab Olson and charged at him - Full Story
October 13, 2010

Mass. cop shoots knife-wielding teen

"Shoot me, shoot me, I want to die," the teen yelled - Full Story
October 04, 2010

Audio: 'I'm ready to kill cops right now'

A newly released 911 call reveals that a man gunned down by officers was threatening to kill them - Full Story
August 20, 2010
Texas police station gunman often praised cops

Texas police station gunman often praised cops

Patrick Gray Sharp, 29, once worked as a jailer and security guard - Full Story
August 03, 2010

Ex-Minn. cop convicted in bank robbery

Attorneys say his daughter's illness and haunting memories of combat duty guided his actions - Full Story



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