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November 22, 2014
Family of NYC man killed by rookie cop seeks answers

Family of NYC man killed by rookie cop seeks answers

Police have described a rookie officer's shooting of Akai Gurley in a Brooklyn staircase as an apparent accident - Full Story
November 22, 2014
Ferguson experiences 3rd straight night of unrest

Ferguson experiences 3rd straight night of unrest

Authorities arrested three protesters during a third straight night of unrest in Ferguson as tensions mount - Full Story
November 22, 2014
Fla. man sets house on fire, kills responding deputy

Fla. man sets house on fire, kills responding deputy

A man set his house on fire and then fatally shot a sheriff's deputy and wounded another Saturday - Full Story
November 21, 2014
Officials call for calm in Ferguson, FBI sends 100 agents

Officials call for calm in Ferguson, FBI sends 100 agents

Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement - Full Story
November 21, 2014
Unarmed NY man fatally shot by rookie cop

Unarmed NY man fatally shot by rookie cop

Man leaving his girlfriend's apartment was killed in a darkened stairwell of a public housing complex after a rookie cop fired his weapon, likely accidentally - Full Story
November 21, 2014
Video: Colo. cop hit while breaking up school fight

Video: Colo. cop hit while breaking up school fight

Two teen girls were arrested on fighting charges after one of them allegedly hit an officer who was trying to break up their fight - Full Story
November 21, 2014
Mom who drove van of kids charged again in NM pursuit

Mom who drove van of kids charged again in NM pursuit

New charges have been filed against a Tenn. woman in a chaotic 2013 traffic stop and chase during which a NM officer fired shots at her minivan - Full Story
November 21, 2014

Armed man killed by officer on La. college campus

The unidentified man struggled Thursday evening with the two officers while being escorted off the campus and pulled a gun - Full Story
November 21, 2014
Police reports reveal signs of FSU shooter's troubled life

Police reports reveal signs of FSU shooter's troubled life

Police obtained videos and journals Thursday that indicate the shooter feared he was being watched and targeted by the government - Full Story
November 19, 2014

Video: Ill. cops fatally shoot armed man in ER

Man became agitated over treatment and drew a handgun from his waistband in the deadly November 3 shooting - Full Story



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