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September 21, 2012

NYPD cop fatally shoots suspect during prostitution sting

When the man pointed his gun at the cops, the sergeant fired once - Full Story
September 19, 2012

Cincinnati PD move to 'aim for the back' TASER use

The policy also prohibits frontal shots, except in self-defense or to defend someone else - Full Story
September 18, 2012

Minn. officers shown in 'kick' video return to work

Having the officers back to work benefits the police department and the city, said president of the Police Federation - Full Story
September 17, 2012

Video: Smug activist TASERed outside courtroom

Man said he is exempt from most laws due to his political beliefs - Full Story
September 16, 2012
Police: Man shot by Ga. officer had BB gun

Police: Man shot by Ga. officer had BB gun

The officer tried for two minutes to talk the man into dropping the gun - Full Story
September 14, 2012

Officials settle UC Davis pepper-spray case

Current and former students who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy demonstration filed suit - Full Story
September 14, 2012
Man opens fire at Pa. police station

Man opens fire at Pa. police station

Police shot down a man who fired a gun into a squad car, then took aim at two officers - Full Story
September 13, 2012

Fla. trooper shoots cemetery owner

A 13-year veteran of the department was tracking a LoJack signal emanating from a stolen vehicle - Full Story
September 13, 2012

Video: Cops stand behind arrest of 77-year-old woman

Officer asks to see a driver's license and insurance, but motorist refuses multiple times to produce the documentation - Full Story
September 13, 2012

NJ pharmacist fires gun to foil robbery

Investigators have not yet confirmed if the robber had a weapon - Full Story

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