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January 23, 2015

Source: FBI completes federal probe of Ferguson shooting

Officials and experts have said a prosecution would be highly unlikely - Full Story
January 19, 2015

Mass. officers fatally shoot man who stabbed mother to death

Two police officers fatally shot an agitated man armed with at least one knife early Monday morning before finding his mother stabbed to death - Full Story
January 19, 2015

Video: Utah cops remove cuffs, man grabs knife in fatal OIS

The footage from the Wednesday shooting shows how quickly a relatively calm arrest can turn violent - Full Story
January 16, 2015
San Francisco protesters shut down transit stations

San Francisco protesters shut down transit stations

Protesters say the transit demonstration will kick off four days of action over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend - Full Story
January 16, 2015

Man killed by Ohio airport police had knives taped to his legs

Man's behavior was "consistent with someone who intended to hijack an aircraft" - Full Story
January 16, 2015
Ill. officer says he feared for his life in fatal beanbag shooting

Ill. officer says he feared for his life in fatal beanbag shooting

Officer who fired beanbags at a knife-wielding 95-year-old man who later died testified at his trial Thursday that his action was prompted by the fear - Full Story
January 15, 2015

Holder calls for better data on attacks against police, use of force

Attorney General Eric Holder called Thursday for better record-keeping, saying current efforts to compile the data are incomplete - Full Story
January 15, 2015

Police protesters snarl morning commute in DC

Several dozen protesters hindered the morning commute for some Thursday as they marched in the streets of Washington - Full Story
January 15, 2015
Officer-involved shootings prompt array of bills in state legislatures

Officer-involved shootings prompt array of bills in state legislatures

Lawmakers are moving quickly with scores of bills ranging from increasing police training to putting tighter limits on using deadly force - Full Story
January 15, 2015
NM suspect killed in shootout stole armor, gun from deputy's home

NM suspect killed in shootout stole armor, gun from deputy's home

Suspect broke into a deputy's home on Monday morning and stole the vest and three firearms - Full Story



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