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May 06, 2015
Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas terror plot

Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas terror plot

Final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen" - Full Story
May 06, 2015
In reversal, Baltimore mayor asks for federal police probe

In reversal, Baltimore mayor asks for federal police probe

Mayor's request came a day after new Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited the city and pledged to improve the police department - Full Story
May 05, 2015
Closing arguments underway in Cleveland officer's trial

Closing arguments underway in Cleveland officer's trial

Charged in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire at the end of a chaotic 2012 pursuit - Full Story
May 05, 2015
Baltimore PD reform will be time-consuming, costly

Baltimore PD reform will be time-consuming, costly

Attorney General Loretta Lynch was in Baltimore on Tuesday. DOJ officials accompanying her included the head of the civil rights division - Full Story
May 04, 2015

Off-duty Ill. cop shot while leaving for work

58-year-old officer was leaving for work when he was approached by two males armed with a gun - Full Story
May 04, 2015

NC teen wearing vest shoots cop during domestic call

Lt. James Quattlebaum is expected to recover - Full Story
May 04, 2015
FBI investigated gunman for terror prior to Texas attack

FBI investigated gunman for terror prior to Texas attack

Police killed two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Texas on Sunday night - Full Story
May 01, 2015
Obama administration to spend $20M on body cams

Obama administration to spend $20M on body cams

Will make $20 million available to cities across the country to expand the use of body cameras worn by police in an effort to improve trust with communities - Full Story
May 01, 2015

ACLU rolls out smartphone app aimed to preserve videos of police

Law professor called it a "great irony" that the ACLU, a long-time champion of individual privacy, is now encouraging people to take videos of others - Full Story
April 29, 2015
Video: Mich. cop fatally shoots fleeing driver at traffic stop

Video: Mich. cop fatally shoots fleeing driver at traffic stop

The passenger leaped into the driver's seat and attempted to take off, in the direction of an officer - Full Story



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