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May 18, 2012

Video: Crowd scrambles when 6 shot, 3 killed, in Ky.

After a few minutes, officers had fired at the shooter and sent her to the hospital - Full Story
May 17, 2012

Texas officer investigated after arrest video surfaces

A sergeant on the scene during the struggle told supervisors the following day that he thought an officer might have acted wrongly - Full Story
May 16, 2012

Kelly Thomas' mom accepts $1M settlement in death

Settlement was approved at a city council meeting on a 5-0 vote - Full Story
May 16, 2012

Police: DC officer kills man who fired at him

Unidentified officer was grazed in the leg during shootout - Full Story
May 16, 2012

Owners: Ill. cops overreacted by using TASER on pit bull

Officers arrived at the scene after the dog bit a family member, who required medical treatment - Full Story
May 15, 2012

Seattle may face DOJ lawsuit over police reforms

Allegations that officers 'regularly' use excessive force based upon report last December - Full Story
May 11, 2012

Ex-Texas officer says he didn't kick suspect

Andrew Blomberg testified that he didn't kick Chad Holley's head or neck during the March 2010 arrest - Full Story
May 10, 2012
2 Calif. officers to be tried in Kelly Thomas death

2 Calif. officers to be tried in Kelly Thomas death

Officers confronted homeless man after receiving calls he was looking into parked cars - Full Story
May 09, 2012

Former BART cop appeals conviction for fatal shooting

Johannes Mehserle argued death of Oscar Grant was a mistake, but not involuntary manslaughter - Full Story

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