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January 31, 2015
Video: Ill. cop suffers career-ending wounds in shootout

Video: Ill. cop suffers career-ending wounds in shootout

Police released video of the 2012 traffic stop shooting of an officer after the gunman received a 40-year prison sentence Thursday - Full Story
January 31, 2015
Teen killed by Colo. police previously cited for resisting arrest, eluding

Teen killed by Colo. police previously cited for resisting arrest, eluding

17-year-old who was fatally shot Monday while driving a stolen car was accused in a separate incident of eluding an officer and resisting arrest 3 weeks prior - Full Story
January 31, 2015

Sheriff: Gun in Minn. City Hall shooting came from straw buyer

Shotgun used by a man who was killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Hall meeting was illegally channeled to him by a straw buyer - Full Story
January 30, 2015

NY troopers union opposes proposed changes to grand jury system

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has proposed to create an independent review of police-related deaths of civilians if an officer is cleared by a grand jury - Full Story
January 30, 2015

Mich. cop, suspect shot in domestic disturbance

Officer was met with gunfire Thursday after the 30-year-old suspect exited the back of the residence and began shooting - Full Story
January 30, 2015
Final charge dropped against Detroit cop in deadly raid

Final charge dropped against Detroit cop in deadly raid

Judge has dismissed the last charge against an officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a raid in 2010 that was recorded by a reality TV crew - Full Story
January 30, 2015
Denver chief: Not clear how officer was hurt in deadly OIS

Denver chief: Not clear how officer was hurt in deadly OIS

Officer involved in the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old may have been injured trying to get out of the way of a stolen car - Full Story
January 30, 2015

Texas officer shot, suspect killed in gunfire exchange

When officers arrived on the scene, the suspect fired a handgun, striking a 19-year veteran of the department once - Full Story
January 29, 2015

Pa. cop cleared in viral arrest at Pridefest

Citizen board agrees with other investigators that cop who arrested woman during altercation at gay pride event did not use excessive force - Full Story
January 29, 2015
K-9 shot to death, suspect killed in Texas OIS

K-9 shot to death, suspect killed in Texas OIS

Incident began when the suspect refused to stop his vehicle as officers attempted to pull him over on an outstanding warrant - Full Story



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