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March 26, 2015

Mo. police to limit tear gas use in settlement with Ferguson protesters

Three agencies will restrict their use of tear gas and other chemical agents on crowds as part of a lawsuit settlement with six protesters - Full Story
March 26, 2015

Video: Car bursts into flames after border agent deploys ECD

Family's attorney believes gas inside the vehicle was ignited by the ECD, causing the deadly explosion - Full Story
March 26, 2015

Neb. state senator: 'My ISIS is the police'

State senator is in hot water over anti-police comments in which he compared officers to the Islamic State extremist group - Full Story
March 26, 2015

Ga. police shoot man in Maserati driving toward them

Man killed after police said he drove a Maserati toward them admitted last year to driving toward another officer and accelerating, according to court records - Full Story
March 25, 2015
Board to monitor changes after Philly police shootings

Board to monitor changes after Philly police shootings

Mayor has created an independent oversight board to monitor the implementation of recommendations from a Justice Department team - Full Story
March 25, 2015

Mediator to lead talks between PD, community groups over Wash. OIS

A federal mediator will travel to state next week to begin talks between a department and community groups outraged by a recent fatal police shooting - Full Story
March 25, 2015
Wis. trooper, suspect, motorist killed in shootings

Wis. trooper, suspect, motorist killed in shootings

Suspect fired his handgun inside a bank and robbed it of an unspecified amount of cash, then fled in a bank employee's vehicle - Full Story
March 25, 2015
Calif. officer shot to death, suspect dead

Calif. officer shot to death, suspect dead

A man threatening to commit suicide unleashed a barrage of gunfire on officers called to check on him, killing a 14-year veteran of the San Jose department - Full Story
March 24, 2015
Pa. cop charged in fatal shooting of driver lying facedown

Pa. cop charged in fatal shooting of driver lying facedown

Attorney says officer acted in self-defense, and he warned the case could cause cops to hesitate in high-pressure situations - Full Story
March 24, 2015

Video: Iowa cop cleared in accidental killing of woman, footage released

No criminal charges will be filed against officer for discharging his weapon during a domestic disturbance - Full Story



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