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February 03, 2016

Panel: LAPD justified in fatal OIS during struggle over service weapon

The decision led to outcries from about a dozen activists - Full Story
February 02, 2016

Video: UK cops teach American police de-escalation tactics

The documentary follows officers as they learn how violent offenders are handled overseas - Full Story
February 02, 2016
Ferguson residents get a say on police overhaul agreement

Ferguson residents get a say on police overhaul agreement

The consent decree envisions a reshaping of how officers conduct stops, searches and arrests, use their firearms - Full Story
February 01, 2016

Report: Small group of Chicago cops cost $34M in settlements

While the officers represent a fraction of 12K officers, they are identified in nearly a third of the misconduct lawsuits - Full Story
February 01, 2016

Law enforcement leaders examine new use-of-force principles

Nearly 200 law enforcement leaders gathered in Washington to review and discuss new guiding principles - Full Story
February 01, 2016
Video: Texas police fatally shoot armed robbery suspect holding hostage

Video: Texas police fatally shoot armed robbery suspect holding hostage

The gunman was confronted by officers as he was forcing the hostage inside a vehicle - Full Story
January 31, 2016
Memorial springs up on Ore. highway for rancher as standoff continues

Memorial springs up on Ore. highway for rancher as standoff continues

Activists are urging people who oppose a "militarized police presence" in Burns, Oregon, to converge on the small town near a wildlife refuge that has been occupied by an armed group - Full Story
January 29, 2016

Attorney: Chicago officer didn't tamper with dashcam in McDonald shooting

The squad car video of the McDonald shooting contradicted officer accounts that McDonald lunged at them - Full Story
January 29, 2016

Ill. Supreme Court kills law protecting police from lawsuits

Responders will no longer have blanket immunity from lawsuits brought by individuals who accuse them of improper protection - Full Story
January 29, 2016

DA: SF mayor, police chief uncooperative in misconduct probe

Police officials said the fatal shooting suspect was in an earlier stabbing, armed with a knife and refused to drop it - Full Story



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