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April 01, 2014
NM chief talks reforms after violent protest

NM chief talks reforms after violent protest

City's new police chief said he is about to unveil reforms that include changes to the embattled department's recruiting process - Full Story
March 28, 2014

Video: Wash. police fatally shoot armed robbery suspect

The man was a suspect in at least one of a series of armed robberies in Spokane taking place since the beginning of March - Full Story
March 25, 2014
NM officials seek new probe in fatal foothills shooting

NM officials seek new probe in fatal foothills shooting

Police say suspect had threatened to kill officers and held onto knives as an unarmed K-9 officer approached him - Full Story
March 24, 2014

New video: Helmet cam captures fatal NM standoff

Suspect had a criminal history in Albuquerque that goes back as far as 2001, including several arrests on charges of violence against officers - Full Story
March 24, 2014

NM official defends changes to use of force training

The new curriculum — released last Monday after pressure from community members and the media — shows that the firearms training block was cut by 11 hours - Full Story
March 19, 2014
DHS official talks transparency at Border Security Expo

DHS official talks transparency at Border Security Expo

"Criticism drives a more responsible and better government," Alejandro Mayorkas said - Full Story
March 12, 2014

Video: SC cop grief-stricken after traffic stop shooting

Deputy shot a man during a traffic stop after mistaking his cane for a shotgun - Full Story
March 08, 2014

Border Patrol restricts agents' use of force

Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher directed border agents not to step in front of moving vehicles, nor to use their bodies to block them, in order to open fire at drivers - Full Story
March 02, 2014
Homeland Security reviewing border use of force

Homeland Security reviewing border use of force

Secretary Jeh Johnson has been reviewing the rules about when border agents can use their guns since he took office in December - Full Story
February 26, 2014

Federal gov won't charge Mich. officers in fatal shooting

The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, U.S. attorney's office and the FBI reviewed results of a criminal probe by state police - Full Story



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