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February 10, 2015

2 Okla. cops, suspect shot in standoff

Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper and a Sulphur police officer were shot during a five-hour standoff Monday - Full Story
February 10, 2015
Video: Calif. cops shoot gunman after he rams cars, carjacks woman

Video: Calif. cops shoot gunman after he rams cars, carjacks woman

Gunman leading police on pursuit smashed into cars, veered into oncoming traffic, stole a vehicle and ran down a crowded street before officers shot him - Full Story
February 09, 2015
Sniper kills Austin man who opened fire on police helicopter

Sniper kills Austin man who opened fire on police helicopter

27-year-old Sawyer Flache opened fire on the helicopter as it arrived – resulting in a 30 minute standoff - Full Story
February 08, 2015

Suspect kills self, bullet hits W.Va. police chief

Chief Don Quinn was struck in the elbow after the suspect shot himself in the head - Full Story
February 07, 2015

Mo. attorney general urges changes to deadly force law

Missouri's attorney general proposed Friday that it be illegal for police to use deadly force unless a suspect committed a violent felony or poses a serious threat to others - Full Story
February 06, 2015
Video: Texas cop cleared in fatal OIS, body cam released

Video: Texas cop cleared in fatal OIS, body cam released

36-year-old Johnny Joseph Martinez confronted officers – threatening them with a chair and multiple knives as police attempted to take him into custody - Full Story
February 06, 2015
Holder: Use debate on police force to aid relations

Holder: Use debate on police force to aid relations

Attorney General Eric Holder called for the dialogue at a meeting with politicians, law enforcement officials and community leaders in California - Full Story
February 06, 2015

Video: Black Panther leader undergoes shoot/don’t shoot training

Anti-police protest leader and head of Houston’s New Black Panther Party was invited to undergo use of force training at a Texas police department - Full Story
February 05, 2015

Armed woman killed by Calif. police after 3 carjacking attempts

Woman had pointed a gun at store security guards and then tried to carjack at least three people at gunpoint before turning her revolver on officers - Full Story
February 05, 2015

ECD used on diabetic NH driver who refused orders after crash

An officer feared he was in danger when he twice used a stun gun on a 78-year-old diabetic driver with low blood sugar who crashed into several cars and refused orders to stop - Full Story



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