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May 27, 2014

Supreme Court sides with police over fatal Ark. pursuit

Ruling Tuesday reversed a lower court decision that allowed the lawsuit to go forward against six West Memphis, Ark., officers - Full Story
May 27, 2014

LA officer wounded in fatal shootout

LA County sheriff's deputy was shot Monday during an incident that left one person dead - Full Story
May 25, 2014
Suspect in Calif. shooting rampage blamed women

Suspect in Calif. shooting rampage blamed women

In YouTube videos and a long written manifesto, Elliot Rodger aired his contempt for everyone from his roommates to the whole human race - Full Story
May 23, 2014

NM man slits Good Samaritan's throat, killed by police

The knife-wielding man was attacking a woman when the good Samaritan stepped in to help late Thursday and was stabbed - Full Story
May 23, 2014
Video: NC police defend takedown of cyclist

Video: NC police defend takedown of cyclist

Department believes officers acted "professionally and within policy" in arresting a man whose lawyer is claiming excessive force - Full Story
May 22, 2014

Cops hit with bottles while aiding victim shot during police protest

Police and paramedics were trying to help victim when demonstrators threw bottles, bricks, rocks, and other heavy objects at them - Full Story
May 21, 2014
Video: Armed suspect shot to death by Calif. police

Video: Armed suspect shot to death by Calif. police

Cell phone video capturing a deadly encounter between Salinas officers and a suspect wielding a pair of shears has gone viral - Full Story
May 19, 2014
Video: Va. deputy deploys TASER on combative suspect

Video: Va. deputy deploys TASER on combative suspect

Suspect became aggressive toward the officer during the confrontation, at one point choking him - Full Story
May 19, 2014

Off-duty cop fires at gunman who nearly ran him over

Florida officer was forced to fire his weapon at a car carrying suspects in a fatal shooting outside a nightclub - Full Story
May 19, 2014
NYPD officers fatally shoot man attacking with scissors

NYPD officers fatally shoot man attacking with scissors

The incident was the fourth police-involved shooting in the city in a week - Full Story



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