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July 24, 2015

No charges against Fla. officer in 2013 TASER death

State attorney said no charges were possible after a medical examiner death accidental and officer acted accordingly - Full Story
July 24, 2015
University cop who fatally shot Ohio man says car dragged him

University cop who fatally shot Ohio man says car dragged him

Officer says he was being dragged by the man's vehicle and had to fire his weapon - Full Story
July 23, 2015
Prosecutor probing fatal shooting of motorist by Ohio campus cop

Prosecutor probing fatal shooting of motorist by Ohio campus cop

After the officer stopped him, driver refused to provide a license, had an alcohol bottle and refused to get out - Full Story
July 21, 2015

Video: Texas PD releases arrest footage of woman found dead in cell

The dashcam footage is consistent with information the officer provided to investigators - Full Story
July 21, 2015

Video: Surveillance footage, police radio transmissions capture start of Baltimore riots

On the transmissions, orders instructing officers to "hold the line" are heard, but there are no orders to "stand down." - Full Story
July 21, 2015
NY OKs $50K payment to pepper-sprayed Occupy protester

NY OKs $50K payment to pepper-sprayed Occupy protester

In recent weeks, the city settled six other similar suits for a total of $332,500 - Full Story
July 21, 2015

Video: Miss. cops 'hogtied' man before death

Witness says police in northern Mississippi 'hogtied' him on a stretcher - Full Story
July 20, 2015

Many NC police agencies don't drug test officers involved in shootings

Study found only two NC agencies require drug or alcohol testing following the use of deadly force - Full Story
July 19, 2015

Baltimore officers claim they gave statements under duress

Three charged in the death of Freddie Gray gave initial statements under duress because they were afraid of being fired, attorneys argued - Full Story



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