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April 17, 2014
Wounded Ore. officer: Fallen K-9 'saved my life'

Wounded Ore. officer: Fallen K-9 'saved my life'

K-9 unit Officer Jeff Dorn is recovering from leg wounds and his police dog Mick was fatally shot Wednesday - Full Story
April 16, 2014

Video: Crazed man dies after resisting TASER, attacking cops

Police attempted to subdue suspect after he resisted being placed in handcuffs and fought the officers. A TASER was deployed multiple times, but did not stop him - Full Story
April 16, 2014

Minn. deputy shot during traffic stop, suspect arrested

The deputy returned fire but missed the suspect, who fled in a vehicle - Full Story
April 15, 2014

Man killed in Nev. OIS acted bizarrely in days before incident

Suspect had stopped working and sleeping, and had begun talking to imaginary people - Full Story
April 15, 2014

Fla. deputy shot, suspect killed

A suspected bank robber died in a hail of bullets during a midday shootout Monday - Full Story
April 14, 2014
Massive melee at Calif. college bash spurs calls for investigation, prevention

Massive melee at Calif. college bash spurs calls for investigation, prevention

The daytime bash known as "Deltopia" is a well-known happening the first weekend of spring quarter in the community next to UC Santa Barbara - Full Story
April 10, 2014

Video: SFPD disputes allegations of 'choking' in viral arrest at Giants game

Officer struggles to restrain a suspect in handcuffs near the concession stands in the park - Full Story
April 10, 2014
DOJ: Serious problems found in embattled APD

DOJ: Serious problems found in embattled APD

After more than a year of reviewing hundreds of cases handled by the APD, the DOJ found that officers too frequently used deadly force on people - Full Story
April 10, 2014
Police train to spot signs of psychiatric crisis

Police train to spot signs of psychiatric crisis

Mental health advocates say violent confrontations occur regularly between people with untreated mental illness and officers who often aren't equipped to deal with them - Full Story
April 09, 2014

APD names new deputy chief to oversee reforms

Robert Huntsman will soon serve as the department's fourth deputy chief, a position announced last week as a way to help implement findings of a comprehensive DOJ investigation into APD - Full Story



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