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December 22, 2014

No charges for fired cop in fatal Milwaukee shooting

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has said he will call up the National Guard if there is any violent reaction to the prosecutor's decision - Full Story
December 21, 2014
Protest results in partial shutdown of Mall of America

Protest results in partial shutdown of Mall of America

Mass of demonstrators converged Saturday as part of a protest against police use of force that caused part of the mall to shut down - Full Story
December 21, 2014

Teen killed after machete attack on Calif. cop

CHP officer shot and killed a 17-year-old who attacked him with a machete, and the officer was hospitalized with major injuries - Full Story
December 19, 2014

Video: Family wants Texas cop prosecuted after scuffle with man, 76

Officer tackled man to the ground and used his stun gun on him twice - Full Story
December 19, 2014

Video: 2 Calif. cops hospitalized after suspect attacks them

29-year-old Thomas Christopher Brown appears to knock one officer to the ground after throwing a punch - Full Story
December 18, 2014

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
December 18, 2014

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
December 18, 2014

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
December 17, 2014
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
December 17, 2014
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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