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June 10, 2015
Lawyer: Philly police shooting evidence contradicts narrative

Lawyer: Philly police shooting evidence contradicts narrative

Evidence made public from a fatal police shooting appears to contradict the official narrative - Full Story
June 09, 2015
Officer in Texas pool incident resigns

Officer in Texas pool incident resigns

Officer David Eric Casebolt resigned Tuesday from the McKinney Police Department - Full Story
June 09, 2015
Rule stops Denver police from shooting at cars unless driver fires

Rule stops Denver police from shooting at cars unless driver fires

Police can no longer fire on moving vehicles unless the driver is shooting at officers or civilians - Full Story
June 09, 2015
Before Gray arrest, prosecutors called for more cops

Before Gray arrest, prosecutors called for more cops

Cops charged in the death of Freddie Gray demanded removal of the city's top prosecutor from their case Tuesday, saying she was the one who asked for "enhanced" police attention at the intersection where they encountered him - Full Story
June 09, 2015

Utah chief supports de-escalation training, but not for rookies

Specialized training to de-escalate potentially deadly situations may be best reserved for experienced officers - Full Story
June 09, 2015
Hundreds protest police confrontation with teens at Texas pool party

Hundreds protest police confrontation with teens at Texas pool party

City Mayor Brian Loughmiller said officials plan to meet with community leaders as the incident is investigated by authorities - Full Story
June 08, 2015

Video: Texas cop on leave after incident with teens at pool party

Incident began when officers responded Friday night to a report of a disturbance involving a group of youths at a neighborhood pool party - Full Story
June 08, 2015

Ex-SC officer indicted for murder in fatal shooting

The shooting April 4 was captured on video by a bystander, showing officer Michael Slager firing eight times as 50-year-old Walter Scott ran away - Full Story
June 08, 2015

Video: Police fatally shoot knife-wielding Boston terror suspect

26-year-old Usaama Rahim plotted to kill police officers, according to officials - Full Story



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