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August 28, 2015

Prosecutors: No retrial for NC officer in fatal shooting

Prosecutors said it's a 'unanimous belief a retrial will not yield a different result' - Full Story
August 28, 2015

Calif. cop shoots suspect dead after being attacked with chain

When the officer got out of her car, the suspect immediately began landing repeated blows about her head and face - Full Story
August 28, 2015

Prosecutor: No charges for Va. police involved in fatal shooting

Suspect was determined to be 'an immediate threat to law enforcement' because he struggled with officers and had a gun - Full Story
August 27, 2015

Injured Calif. officer fatally shoots assailant

The suspect began beating her in the head and face with a metal object but she was able use her firearm - Full Story
August 27, 2015

Fla. police: Officer justified in take-down move on viral video

A dash cam video shows officer struggling to put woman in handcuffs before taking her forcefully to the ground - Full Story
August 27, 2015

ND bill restricts cops’ use of drones to less lethal force

The state passed a law that allows police to use drones equipped with non-lethal devices such as TASERs - Full Story
August 27, 2015

Attorney for officer in NC shooting case: Don't seek retrial

Attorney noted the weakness of case as a grand jury couldn't indict him - Full Story
August 26, 2015

Shot La. officer, 1 of 2 stabbing victims die

The Sunset police officer was shot responding to a domestic call - Full Story
August 26, 2015

Video: Fatal LASD shooting recorded on cellphone, released by suspect's family

The family claims the video is key evidence in a claim they filed against the county and Sheriff's Department - Full Story



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