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October 16, 2014
Chief: Wis. cop fired for ignoring training in scuffle, deadly OIS

Chief: Wis. cop fired for ignoring training in scuffle, deadly OIS

Chief: While officer correctly identified man as someone who was emotionally disturbed, he ignored training and police policy and treated him as criminal - Full Story
October 14, 2014

Gunshot residue on Mo. man killed by officer

Police union leaders say it dispels any claims that the man didn't shoot at officer in Oct. 8 confrontation - Full Story
October 14, 2014
$4.6M awarded in Colo. in-custody death case

$4.6M awarded in Colo. in-custody death case

A federal court jury on Tuesday found five Denver sheriff's deputies used excessive force against man who died in 2010 - Full Story
October 14, 2014

Video: NM officer fatally shoots teen carrying replica

June 8 shooting of a teenager who displayed what turned out to be a cap gun was determined to be justified Wednesday - Full Story
October 14, 2014

Police fear Pa. trooper's killer looking to repeat

Concerns about suspected cop killer are based on a review by behavioral scientists - Full Story
October 14, 2014
Dozens arrested on 4th day of St. Louis protests

Dozens arrested on 4th day of St. Louis protests

Organizers of the Ferguson October protests dubbed the day "Moral Monday" and committed acts of civil disobedience in and around St. Louis - Full Story
October 07, 2014
Video: Traffic stop prompts suit over window-smashing, TASER

Video: Traffic stop prompts suit over window-smashing, TASER

Police said they resorted to force only after the passenger repeatedly refused to leave the car and kept reaching toward the back seat - Full Story
October 07, 2014
Grand jury: No charges in raid that hurt toddler

Grand jury: No charges in raid that hurt toddler

No charges to be brought against officers involved in a raid that seriously injured a toddler when a flash grenade detonated in his playpen - Full Story
October 06, 2014

Video: Utah officer shoots man who pulled fake gun

Police have released body camera footage capturing the July 10 shooting of a man who posted threats against police online and brandished a fake gun - Full Story
October 06, 2014

Colo. officer wounded, suspect dead after shootout

The police officer was responding to a "welfare check" on a man who was lying in a stairwell of an apartment Sunday - Full Story



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