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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
December 11, 2014

Protesters ask courts for restraining order against Mo. police

Lawyers sought a temporary restraining order on Missouri police, who they say have unnecessarily intimidated demonstrators - Full Story
December 11, 2014
Calif. police chief joins peaceful protest

Calif. police chief joins peaceful protest

Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus joined a protest against police brutality in his city on Tuesday - Full Story
December 10, 2014

NYPD eyes wider use of ECDs

Preliminary plans call for 450 additional officers to carry the electroshock weapons while on patrol, police officials said Wednesday - Full Story
December 10, 2014

Video: Calif. police say man assaulted cops before clash in viral vid

Officials say a fan was "belligerent" and assaulted officers prior to encounter captured on video - Full Story
December 10, 2014
No terrorism link seen in NY synagogue attack

No terrorism link seen in NY synagogue attack

Man with a history of mental illness slipped into the headquarters of a major Jewish organization and stabbed an Israeli student in the head - Full Story
December 10, 2014
Calif. protesters march for 4th straight night

Calif. protesters march for 4th straight night

Hundreds marched through the streets for a fourth straight night, blocking traffic on a highway and delaying train services - Full Story
December 09, 2014

Video: NY police kill knife-wielding man in synagogue attack

Emotionally disturbed man who refused to drop his knife after stabbing an Israeli student in the head was shot and killed by an officer - Full Story



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