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March 20, 2015

Navajo officer, gunman killed in Ariz. shooting

Incident highlights the danger that tribal officers can face when patrolling the huge reservation — sometimes alone - Full Story
March 19, 2015

Ga. chief vows transparency following recent shootings

Even as he's emerged as a leading national advocate of reform, top cop now finds his own agency under scrutiny - Full Story
March 19, 2015

San Diego body cam report: Fewer complaints, less UOF

Complaints have fallen 40.5% and use of "personal body" force by officers has been reduced by 46.5% - Full Story
March 19, 2015
Virginia gov. calls for investigation into student's controversial arrest

Virginia gov. calls for investigation into student's controversial arrest

Suspect was charged on two counts after a scuffle that began after the suspect was denied entry into a bar - Full Story
March 18, 2015
Wis. cop kills armed man upon return from leave for other OIS

Wis. cop kills armed man upon return from leave for other OIS

Kenosha police officer Pablo Torres returned from leave Saturday, 10 days after shooting a man who advanced on police armed with knives - Full Story
March 18, 2015
Ferguson police shooting suspect returns to court over UOF claim

Ferguson police shooting suspect returns to court over UOF claim

A man accused of shooting two cops in Ferguson returned to court Tuesday over a claim that police used excessive force during his arrest - Full Story
March 18, 2015

SF police kill woman who drove car at cops, hit vehicles

Two plainclothes officers shot and killed a woman who they said was driving erratically and hitting other motorists Tuesday evening - Full Story
March 17, 2015

Armed man wearing vest killed by police in Minn. standoff

Neighbors heard the man yelling that he hated police, "F--- America", and that he was going to shoot cops - Full Story
March 17, 2015

Woman files claim against Idaho city after OIS in yard

Seeking $18,000 for emotional distress and damage to her property from bullets - Full Story
March 17, 2015
Video: Dallas cops fatally shoot mentally ill man wielding screwdriver

Video: Dallas cops fatally shoot mentally ill man wielding screwdriver

Suspect became aggressive when the officers ordered him to drop the weapon in the June 2014 incident, according to police - Full Story



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