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May 20, 2015

Ark. cops shoot cuffed man who opened fire in cruiser

Suspect somehow got his hands in front of him and when two officers returned to the vehicle, he started shooting at them - Full Story
May 20, 2015

Prosecutor: Border agent justified in fatal OIS

20-year-old Canadian man crossed the U.S.-Canada border illegally in March and sprayed the agent with bear spray - Full Story
May 20, 2015

Video: Texas cop cleared in fatal OIS, dash cam released

García Villalpando was told more than 20 times to stop approaching the officer - Full Story
May 19, 2015

2 cops hurt, suspect killed in Va.

One officer was shot by an ECD, and the other suffered a serious facial laceration - Full Story
May 19, 2015
Memo: Violence long simmered between rival Texas biker gangs

Memo: Violence long simmered between rival Texas biker gangs

In a memo dated May 1, the Texas Department of Public Safety cautioned authorities about increasing violence between the Bandidos and the Cossacks - Full Story
May 18, 2015

Supreme Court: Police immune over arrest of mentally ill woman

Left undecided question of whether police should have taken special precautions when arresting armed and violent people suffering from mental illness - Full Story
May 18, 2015
Wis. cop cleared in fatal OIS wants to return to force

Wis. cop cleared in fatal OIS wants to return to force

City's police chief said he fears for the officer's safety - Full Story
May 18, 2015
170 arrests made after deadly biker gang shootout in Texas

170 arrests made after deadly biker gang shootout in Texas

Law enforcement remained on alert Monday after a deadly shootout between rival biker gangs shook up the community - Full Story
May 18, 2015
Fla. officer shot, suspect killed in gun battle

Fla. officer shot, suspect killed in gun battle

18-year-old gunman yelled, "Go ahead and kill me" to the officers as the Sunday shootout occurred - Full Story
May 17, 2015
Police: 9 dead in shootout between Texas cops, biker gangs

Police: 9 dead in shootout between Texas cops, biker gangs

Shootout erupted among rival biker gangs at a Central Texas restaurant, sending patrons and bystanders fleeing for safety - Full Story



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