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August 29, 2013

Video: Arrest of pregnant NY woman under investigation

The police chief says officers showed "tremendous restraint" while subduing a teenage boy and his sister - Full Story
August 27, 2013

Wis. cop severely beaten fighting for gun

Officer Dwain Monteilh released from hospital, was punched and kicked by a suspect trying to steal his gun - Full Story
August 27, 2013

Ontario police to use stun guns in wake of teen shooting

Only supervising and specialized officers are currently allowed to carry stun guns - Full Story
August 21, 2013

Las Vegas feels fallout from police shootings

When Las Vegas' sheriff decided not to fire an officer who shot an unarmed man, it was one insult too many for some in this city - Full Story
August 10, 2013

Ore. jury denies Occupy protester's police lawsuit

The Oregon jury took four hours to return a verdict saying that the officers did not use excessive force during protests - Full Story
August 08, 2013

Video: Ga. police under fire for aggressive arrest

The officers' language towards the homeowner and her children was viewed as unprofessional - Full Story
August 06, 2013

Video: Iowa cop hits shoplifter, prompts suit

The officer was disciplined by the department for his actions, but the shoplifter make seek harsher punishment - Full Story
August 06, 2013

Suit argues excessive force used in Ore. occupy march

The trial will address whether Sgt. Jeffrey McDaniel's use of pepper spray was within bureau policy, and whether the officers' actions were reasonable - Full Story
August 05, 2013

Video: Hero officer investigated for tackling man

The man was allegedly asking for help after a friend's hotel had been robbed, when a conversation with the officer went south - Full Story
July 30, 2013

Video: Teen on 'shrooms fights police, fires officer's gun

The teen told an officer he had overdosed, then swung a punch at an officer and an altercation ensued - Full Story

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