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September 09, 2014

Ferguson city council plans reforms

Plans to establish a review board to help guide the police department and make other changes aimed at improving community relations - Full Story
September 09, 2014

Truck slams into sheriff's office; driver shot

Vehicle slammed into the office and the driver fired at least four shots at the building - Full Story
September 08, 2014
Tenn. man killed by deputy during struggle for gun in ER

Tenn. man killed by deputy during struggle for gun in ER

The domestic violence suspect struggled with a deputy in a treatment room Friday and managed to get his service weapon - Full Story
September 08, 2014

Training on tap for NYC cops after in-custody death

Police commissioner says officers will get annual training on the use of force - Full Story
September 08, 2014

Texas officer TASERs gunman who tried to shoot him

Though the stolen gun was loaded, it did not fire - Full Story
September 05, 2014

Video: NY police TASER naked man wielding knife at playground

The unidentified man stripped naked and shoved a man to the ground after stumbling onto a playground - Full Story
September 04, 2014

Study: Diverse police forces not cure-all for fatal shootings

A growing body of research suggests that intractable circumstances of economics, culture and geography have more to do with shootings by police than the race of the officers - Full Story
September 04, 2014

Seattle settles suit in TASER use on pregnant woman

Baby was born healthy two months after the incident - Full Story
September 04, 2014
DOJ announces Ferguson police probe

DOJ announces Ferguson police probe

Investigation will look at department practices over the past few years, including patterns of stops, arrests and use of force, as well as the training officers receive - Full Story
September 04, 2014
NY officer killed in gunfire exchange

NY officer killed in gunfire exchange

Rochester officer was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire during a pursuit, the first member of the city's police force to be killed in the line of duty since 1959 - Full Story



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