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July 02, 2015
Witness: Man killed in controversial Wash. OIS told cops 'shoot me'

Witness: Man killed in controversial Wash. OIS told cops 'shoot me'

Man fought with an officer, threw rocks and told police to shoot him before they opened fire - Full Story
July 02, 2015

Video: Texas cops fatally shoot man who pulled replica

Footage captured the split-second decision officers were forced to make when a suspect pulled what appeared to be a handgun - Full Story
July 01, 2015

LAPD union battling proposed gun-lock measure

Union argues that retired officers shouldn't be held to rules - Full Story
July 01, 2015
Baltimore PD: 'Hold the line' commands protected lives during riot

Baltimore PD: 'Hold the line' commands protected lives during riot

Some officers disagree, say they should have been able to break the line, charge rioters and make arrests - Full Story
July 01, 2015

Former LCPD officers plead not guilty in holding cell beating

The two former officers are each charged with one count of aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm - Full Story
July 01, 2015

Judge issues gag order in Texas biker shooting case

Order was issued Tuesday in lawsuit arising from May brawl in which nine bikers were killed and 177 people arrested - Full Story
July 01, 2015
Okla. judge: Grand jury can review sheriff's operations

Okla. judge: Grand jury can review sheriff's operations

Grand jury suggested to review what led a reserve deputy to fatally shoot an unarmed and restrained suspect - Full Story
July 01, 2015
Video: Ariz. shootout injures two cops, kills suspect

Video: Ariz. shootout injures two cops, kills suspect

Newly released video from January incident shows deadly OIS - Full Story
June 30, 2015
Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest

Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest

DOJ said cops violated free-speech rights, antagonized crowds and made it difficult to hold officers accountable - Full Story



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