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May 13, 2015

Video: Wis. OIS footage released, critics protest prosecutor's decision

On Wednesday morning, protesters began gathering outside of the apartment house where the shooting happened - Full Story
May 12, 2015
Prosecutor: No charges against Wis. officer

Prosecutor: No charges against Wis. officer

Won't face criminal charges for fatally shooting man whom witnesses say was acting erratically and had assaulted two people - Full Story
May 12, 2015
Police: Wash. cops who shot man mistook cellphone for gun

Police: Wash. cops who shot man mistook cellphone for gun

Suspect pointed a cellphone at officers as though it were a gun - Full Story
May 11, 2015

Chief: FBI memo wouldn't have changed Texas terror attack response

Chief said no one at command post set up to monitor the event was aware that the FBI had sent a memo about Elton Simpson hours before the May 3 shooting - Full Story
May 11, 2015
2 inmates dead after Neb. regains control of prison

2 inmates dead after Neb. regains control of prison

Two staff members were assaulted and one inmate was shot as officers tried to break up gathering - Full Story
May 08, 2015
FBI sent out bulletin about gunman before Texas terror attack

FBI sent out bulletin about gunman before Texas terror attack

Federal investigators learned several hours before cartoon contest that a man under investigation for extremist activities might show up - Full Story
May 08, 2015
SC officer responding to home invasion shoots homeowner

SC officer responding to home invasion shoots homeowner

As sheriff's deputy responded to a report of a home invasion, he shouted commands at a homeowner holding a gun before firing at the man - Full Story
May 08, 2015
Justice Dept. launches investigation of Baltimore police

Justice Dept. launches investigation of Baltimore police

Will conduct a broad investigation in search of law enforcement practices that are unconstitutional and violate civil rights - Full Story
May 07, 2015
Md. senators support federal police probe in Baltimore

Md. senators support federal police probe in Baltimore

Broad investigation could eventually force the city to make changes under the oversight of an outside monitor - Full Story
May 07, 2015
Police: Weapons, survival gear found at site of deadly 26-hour Ohio standoff

Police: Weapons, survival gear found at site of deadly 26-hour Ohio standoff

Home where man was killed by police contained loaded assault weapons, ammo and survivalist bags with food and medical supplies - Full Story



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