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Md. mayor: Scrutiny may be affecting cops' ability to act

Baltimore mayor believes nationwide protests might cause officers to hesitate in using deadly force — compromising their safety - Full Story

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Mom driving van of kids pleads not guilty in NM pursuit

Tenn. woman has pleaded not guilty in a chaotic 2013 traffic stop during which an officer shot at her minivan - Full Story

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NM officer accidentally shoots man during investigation

Police have released video showing what happened when an Albuquerque police officer accidentally shot a man during a burglary investigation.

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Video: NM officer accidentally shoots man during investigation

Police have released video showing what happened when an Albuquerque police officer accidentally shot a man during a burglary investigation - Full Story

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Ariz. officer fatally shoots soldier who shot girl, 12

18-year-old soldier clad in fatigues shot a young girl as he tried to get into her home.

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Ariz. officer fatally shoots man who shot girl, 12

Ariz. officer fatally shoots man who shot girl, 12

18-year-old soldier clad in fatigues shot a young girl as he tried to get into her home - Full Story

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Tensions mount between NYC mayor, police union

Tensions mount between NYC mayor, police union

Bill de Blasio delivered the latest volley Tuesday in his ongoing battle with the city's police union, dismissing their ability to speak for rank-and-file officers - Full Story

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Details emerge in shooting of Md. cop during traffic stop

27-year-old police officer recovering from surgery at Sinai Hospital with family and fellow officers at his side - Full Story

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Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger

Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger

Leaders demanded to know how a man with a violent criminal history slipped through the cracks and ended up in a cafe where he took 17 hostages - Full Story

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Man accidentally shot with NM cop's stray bullet

Officer's gun accidentally went off as he crept through a broken window during an Albuquerque burglary investigation - Full Story



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