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August 25, 2015

Deputy shoots, kills armed White House fence jumper in Pa. courthouse

The suspect entered the lobby of a courthouse and slashed a deputy before he was fatally shot - Full Story
August 25, 2015

Calif. cops refocus training after excessive firing

The department’s response to a 2014 bank robbery and hostage crisis highlighted the need to train for the unexpected - Full Story
August 24, 2015
Video: Houston cops take down erratic man in mall parking lot

Video: Houston cops take down erratic man in mall parking lot

Police responded to calls of a man acting erratically in a mall parking lot when he turned his aggression on officers - Full Story
August 24, 2015

LAPD urges officers to be community guardians, not warriors on crime

The department is using its notorious history as a crucial lesson for its current officers - Full Story
August 24, 2015

Knife-wielding man fatally shot by Va. deputy

Suspect came at officers with the knife and ignored repeated commands to stop - Full Story
August 24, 2015

1 person killed, Ala. officer wounded in shootout

Authorities say a gunfight involving police officers in northern Alabama left one person dead and an officer wounded - Full Story
August 22, 2015

Autopsy: Suspect killed by St. Louis police was shot in back

Location of wounds do not prove or disprove officers' accounts of the suspect pointing a gun - Full Story
August 21, 2015

Fla. officer, woman argue over arrest caught on tape

Nearly 10 months later, their argument continues, but this time with lawyers - Full Story
August 21, 2015

Ala. cop shoots, kills man who tried to assault him

The cop initially used a TASER on the man but drew a firearm after the man continued to try to assault the officer - Full Story
August 21, 2015

Fla. deputy critically injured after ambush, shootout

Deputies were ambushed as they approached a home to serve a search warrant as part of a prostitution investigation - Full Story



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