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May 17, 2015
Mo. lawmakers pass on dozens of Ferguson-inspired bills

Mo. lawmakers pass on dozens of Ferguson-inspired bills

All told, more than 60 Ferguson-related measures were introduced this session - Full Story
May 15, 2015

Video: No charges for Ill. officer in fatal shooting of teen

Fleeing teen was holding a loaded handgun and the officer feared for his life and a fellow officer's - Full Story
May 14, 2015
Police arrest NY man shot after hammer attacks

Police arrest NY man shot after hammer attacks

30-year-old David Baril, who remains in critical condition, faces assault and weapon charges - Full Story
May 13, 2015
Video: NY cops shoot man suspected in 4 hammer attacks

Video: NY cops shoot man suspected in 4 hammer attacks

Man pulled a hammer from a bag and lunged at officers who approached him on the street - Full Story
May 13, 2015

Driver shot, 4 Philly cops struck in chaotic struggle at accident scene

Officers were injured by a motorist in Olney in a protracted incident that ended when police fired into the vehicle - Full Story
May 13, 2015

Video: Wis. OIS footage released, critics protest prosecutor's decision

On Wednesday morning, protesters began gathering outside of the apartment house where the shooting happened - Full Story
May 12, 2015
Prosecutor: No charges against Wis. officer

Prosecutor: No charges against Wis. officer

Won't face criminal charges for fatally shooting man whom witnesses say was acting erratically and had assaulted two people - Full Story
May 12, 2015
Police: Wash. cops who shot man mistook cellphone for gun

Police: Wash. cops who shot man mistook cellphone for gun

Suspect pointed a cellphone at officers as though it were a gun - Full Story
May 11, 2015

Chief: FBI memo wouldn't have changed Texas terror attack response

Chief said no one at command post set up to monitor the event was aware that the FBI had sent a memo about Elton Simpson hours before the May 3 shooting - Full Story
May 11, 2015
2 inmates dead after Neb. regains control of prison

2 inmates dead after Neb. regains control of prison

Two staff members were assaulted and one inmate was shot as officers tried to break up gathering - Full Story



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