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April 01, 2015
Driver killed at NSA identified as transgender, friend says

Driver killed at NSA identified as transgender, friend says

Ricky Shawatza Hall, 27, was killed Monday when NSA police opened fire on a stolen car that then crashed into a police vehicle - Full Story
April 01, 2015

Video: Man wielding dual weapons killed after charging at Texas cop

Suspect was carrying a baseball bat in one hand and a screwdriver in the other - Full Story
March 31, 2015
Ohio governor's panel weighs more state oversight of police

Ohio governor's panel weighs more state oversight of police

State oversight would increase and officers would get more training dealing with the mentally ill under several proposals being considered - Full Story
March 31, 2015
Motel 'party' with strangers preceded NSA shooting

Motel 'party' with strangers preceded NSA shooting

SUV's owner picked up the two men, dressed as women, in Baltimore and then headed to the Terrace Motel in Elkridge - Full Story
March 31, 2015

4 journalists arrested during Ferguson protests sue police

Filed a federal lawsuit Monday against St. Louis County police and 20 of its officers, accusing them of violating the reporters' civil rights - Full Story
March 29, 2015
Video: Knife-wielding man on rampage TASERed by UK cop

Video: Knife-wielding man on rampage TASERed by UK cop

Officers attempted to arrest the suspect as he threatened them with a 10-inch blade - Full Story
March 27, 2015

Video: Leaders urge patience in Detroit-area traffic stop probe

Man says was innocent and trying to protect himself, while police counter he refused to pull over, resisted arrest and threatened them - Full Story
March 27, 2015
Police: Calif. cop killer shot dead by officer

Police: Calif. cop killer shot dead by officer

The suicidal man found dead after he shot and killed a veteran San Jose police officer was killed by police gunfire - Full Story
March 27, 2015

Police chiefs urge veto of bill making officer names secret

Bill would require police to keep the names of officers involved in shootings secret for two months - Full Story
March 26, 2015

Mo. police to limit tear gas use in settlement with Ferguson protesters

Three agencies will restrict their use of tear gas and other chemical agents on crowds as part of a lawsuit settlement with six protesters - Full Story



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