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January 03, 2016

US marshal kills SC murder suspect

U.S. Marshals Service deputy in South Dakota shot and killed a man who was wanted in a homicide in South Carolina - Full Story
January 01, 2016
Newly released emails reveal coordination after controversial Chicago OIS

Newly released emails reveal coordination after controversial Chicago OIS

Mayor's office, police and the body that investigates police shootings closely coordinated their response in the months after fatal 2014 shooting - Full Story
December 31, 2015

Despite training, Chicago police still accidentally shoot bystanders

The department's training figures to be one component of the U.S. Justice Department's investigation - Full Story
December 30, 2015

Police: Va. man fatally shot by officer had BB gun

Police said a gun recovered at the scene was a 'realistic style pneumatic' BB gun - Full Story
December 30, 2015
Chicago police undergo changes in training, get TASERs

Chicago police undergo changes in training, get TASERs

There will be 'a major overhaul' of the policy regarding how officers respond to incidents and the use of force - Full Story
December 29, 2015

Atlanta officer wounded in shootout after carjacking

An officer returned fire, but the suspect fled in a second vehicle - Full Story
December 29, 2015

Chicago officer pleads not guilty to murder charges

Jason Van Dyke faces six counts of first-degree murder and one of official misconduct - Full Story
December 29, 2015

Trending Topics: 5 of the biggest trends in 2015 policing

By PoliceOne Staff In our special year-end ‘Trending Topics’ roundup, we’ve taken... - Full Story
December 28, 2015
Officer won't face charges in fatal shooting of Tamir Rice

Officer won't face charges in fatal shooting of Tamir Rice

Grand jury declined to indict officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Rice, who was carrying a replica - Full Story



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