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February 17, 2015

Calif. cop shoots naked suspect after gun struggle

Officer drew his gun and told the man to surrender, but he attacked the officer, and the officer dropped his weapon - Full Story
February 16, 2015
Prisoner shot by officer during transport at Texas airport

Prisoner shot by officer during transport at Texas airport

A prisoner trying to escape while being transported through Terminal C at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport was shot by the officer who was escorting him - Full Story
February 15, 2015
Hundreds protest fatal police shooting in Wash.

Hundreds protest fatal police shooting in Wash.

Coroner has decided to order an inquest, which would be open to the public, in hopes of calming "some of the fears and outrage of the community" - Full Story
February 13, 2015
Colo. man killed in OIS may have sought suicide by cop, dad says

Colo. man killed in OIS may have sought suicide by cop, dad says

Brian Fritze died Tuesday following a pursuit after he was accused of beating an unidentified woman - Full Story
February 13, 2015

India 'disturbed' by Ala. use of force incident, cop fired

Officer Eric Parker was arrested and is being fired after man from India was slammed to the ground and injured while visiting relatives in Alabama - Full Story
February 13, 2015

Mexico condemns deadly Wash. OIS as officials investigate

Police say man's threatening behavior led officers to open fire - Full Story
February 12, 2015

Protesters plan more rallies over fatal Wash. OIS

Police say suspect threw multiple rocks, hitting two officers, and refused to put down other stones before he was shot - Full Story
February 12, 2015

LA officer who saw replica gun shoots teen

Shot and wounded a 15-year-old boy in the back after spotting him in an alley standing near someone holding what appeared to be a gun - Full Story
February 12, 2015
FBI director: US at crossroads on race relations, policing

FBI director: US at crossroads on race relations, policing

James Comey used a speech at Georgetown University to offer his most expansive take on a debate that has roiled in the country - Full Story
February 11, 2015

Tenn. cop hit in blue-on-blue during shootout, suspect killed

Memphis cop shot Tuesday night at a home where a suspect was killed by police was wounded by another officer - Full Story



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