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June 09, 2014

Video: Lawsuit filed in deadly NM parking lot shooting

Man was suspected in an armed robbery when he pulled his car into a bustling Walmart parking lot in March 2010 - Full Story
June 09, 2014

NM officer fatally shoots armed teen

Officer shot and killed a 16-year-old boy who pointed a gun at officers Sunday morning - Full Story
June 09, 2014

Md. transit officer kills woman assaulting her

Several people unsuccessfully tried to break up the fight, and the officer could not get the suspect off her - Full Story
June 08, 2014

Off-duty Pa. trooper kills armed man at home

Kristopher Barkus, 25, ignored Trooper Brian Knirnschild's orders to drop a weapon he pointed at the trooper - Full Story
June 08, 2014
Police: Suspect in Ga. courthouse shooting made supply list

Police: Suspect in Ga. courthouse shooting made supply list

Man who police say staged an assault on a Ga. courthouse carefully planned the weapons and supplies he would need to enter the building and harm people inside - Full Story
June 08, 2014
Reality Training:

Reality Training: "Why didn't you just tase him?"

For the week of June 6, Dave Smith discusses the use of ECDs and the constant question by communities... - Full Story
June 06, 2014

Video: Ohio cops kill pit bulls mauling young girl

Dash cam footage has been released capturing police as they fatally shoot two pit bulls brutally attacking a 6-year-old girl - Full Story
June 06, 2014

Video: Deputy hit in police shootout with 'sovereign citizen'

A man identified as a 'sovereign citizen' assaulted a Ga. courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before dying in a hail of bullets - Full Story
June 04, 2014

New training looks to help police curb dog shootings

Efforts to change the way officers approach animals have emerged as lawsuits have chipped away at law enforcement agencies - Full Story

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