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May 22, 2015

No indictment for Texas officer in fatal shooting

Officer twice ordered suspect to drop gun before the suspect fired into nearby crowd - Full Story
May 22, 2015
La. wildlife agent shot during traffic stop

La. wildlife agent shot during traffic stop

A wildlife agent is in serious condition after getting shot in the lower back - Full Story
May 22, 2015
States retool police training in wake of high-profile shootings

States retool police training in wake of high-profile shootings

New philosophy was endorsed this week by President Obama's 21st Century Policing task force - Full Story
May 22, 2015
Video: Hundreds protest Wash. police shooting, footage released

Video: Hundreds protest Wash. police shooting, footage released

Hundreds marched in Washington state's capital city to protest a police shooting that wounded two people suspected of trying to steal beer - Full Story
May 21, 2015

Family of man killed by NY rookie in stairwell sues

Man was accidentally shot after opening a door in a dark stairway that Officer Peter Liang was patrolling - Full Story
May 21, 2015
Bikers, others flee gunfire in Waco restaurant video

Bikers, others flee gunfire in Waco restaurant video

Police have acknowledged firing on armed bikers, but it is not clear how many of the dead were shot by officers - Full Story
May 20, 2015

Video: Dash cam of NC shooting leaked as police face lawsuit

Suspect had a gun poking out of his pocket and appeared to reach for it, according to officer involved - Full Story
May 20, 2015
Video: Ga. suspect attempts to shoot cop in head, gun jams

Video: Ga. suspect attempts to shoot cop in head, gun jams

Harrowing dash cam video captured a traffic stop that could have turned deadly for the officers involved - Full Story
May 20, 2015

Ark. cops shoot cuffed man who opened fire in cruiser

Suspect somehow got his hands in front of him and when two officers returned to the vehicle, he started shooting at them - Full Story



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