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April 22, 2015
Wash. cop who fatally shot man previously saved him from fire

Wash. cop who fatally shot man previously saved him from fire

Documents shed new light on Antonio Zambrano-Montes' run-ins with police and his erratic, sometimes dangerous behavior - Full Story
April 21, 2015

Video: Former Texas cop cleared in traffic stop shooting

Michael T. Martin had faced a maximum of a year in jail if convicted of the class A misdemeanor of official oppression - Full Story
April 21, 2015
Video: Texas pursuit of motorcycle ends in gunshots, flying kick

Video: Texas pursuit of motorcycle ends in gunshots, flying kick

DPS maintains the occasional use of firearms from vehicles continues to be necessary because of the high-risk work it performs - Full Story
April 20, 2015
Sheriff: Okla. reserve cop's training record wasn't falsified

Sheriff: Okla. reserve cop's training record wasn't falsified

Sheriff also said the FBI had determined Robert Bates didn't violate suspect's civil rights - Full Story
April 20, 2015
Protests, investigation after Md. man dies in custody

Protests, investigation after Md. man dies in custody

25-year-old man died one week after he was rushed to the hospital with spinal injuries following an encounter with Baltimore officers - Full Story
April 19, 2015
Video: Ohio cop refuses to shoot murder suspect charging at him

Video: Ohio cop refuses to shoot murder suspect charging at him

An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me" - Full Story
April 19, 2015

Okla. reserve deputy's attorneys release training records

Some of the records seem to indicate reserve cop was proficient in firearms and dozens of other training courses - Full Story
April 17, 2015

Officials investigate after Md. man dies in custody

Witnesses said the officers acted professionally in taking down the man Thursday night as he cursed at police - Full Story
April 17, 2015

Video: Okla. reserve deputy disputes claim he lacked training

Said in interview that characterizations of him as a wealthy donor who paid to join the force are "unbelievably unfair" - Full Story



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