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December 15, 2014
Police nationwide altering tactics after fatal shootings, protests

Police nationwide altering tactics after fatal shootings, protests

Departments around the country are changing policies and procedures to curb the use of deadly force, ease public distrust and protect officers from retaliation - Full Story
December 15, 2014
3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney cafe siege

3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney cafe siege

Swarm of heavily armed police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney early Tuesday, ending a siege by an Iranian-born gunman - Full Story
December 13, 2014
Union: Police not told Ohio boy's gun might be fake

Union: Police not told Ohio boy's gun might be fake

Dispatcher didn't tell officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy last month that the gun might be a replica - Full Story
December 12, 2014
NYC police probe on in-custody death moving swiftly

NYC police probe on in-custody death moving swiftly

Internal inquiry had been on hold pending the outcome of a grand jury investigation into whether officer should face criminal charges - Full Story
December 12, 2014

Video: Vegas police fatally shoot casino robbery suspect

Robbery suspect was killed Sunday after pulling a gun on officers during an arrest attempt - Full Story
December 12, 2014

Smuggler's US lawsuit alleges border K-9 injured him

After serving time in prison, man is suing the government over what he says are permanent injuries caused by the dog - Full Story
December 12, 2014
Judge puts limits on police tactics in Mo.

Judge puts limits on police tactics in Mo.

U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson late Thursday granted a temporary restraining order on behalf of protesters - Full Story
December 12, 2014
2 Ga. officers shot, 2 suspects arrested

2 Ga. officers shot, 2 suspects arrested

Two police officers were shot in a gun battle Friday morning after police responded to a report of a home invasion - Full Story
December 11, 2014

Dallas cops, residents march in protest of officer's firing

Chief David Brown fired officer last month after commanders decided he used excessive force while arresting a panhandler in an incident captured on video - Full Story
December 11, 2014
Cleveland mayor: Police brass not to blame for problems

Cleveland mayor: Police brass not to blame for problems

Mayor acknowledged there are problems within the police department but insisted that they aren't systemic - Full Story



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