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August 19, 2014
Police, protesters collide again in Mo.

Police, protesters collide again in Mo.

Police originally said 31 were arrested, but St. Louis County spokeswoman Candace Jarrett on Tuesday said 57 people were booked at the county jail alone - Full Story
August 18, 2014
Obama: Time to review police militarization

Obama: Time to review police militarization

Obama said it would be useful to review how local law enforcement agencies have used federal grants that permit them to obtain heavier armaments - Full Story
August 18, 2014

LAPD officer hit, suspect killed in freeway shootout

An officer was hit exchanging gunfire with a suspect, sustaining a "significant leg wound" - Full Story
August 18, 2014
Governor orders National Guard to Ferguson

Governor orders National Guard to Ferguson

Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over a fatal police shooting - Full Story
August 17, 2014
Police deploy tear gas to impose Mo. curfew

Police deploy tear gas to impose Mo. curfew

First night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests - Full Story
August 17, 2014

3-year-old girl killed in Md. shootout between man, police

Police said the man shot at police and six officers returned fire on two occasions Saturday - Full Story
August 17, 2014

Officer hurt in Calif. protest over Mo. shooting

An officer was briefly hospitalized after being assaulted during a mostly peaceful protest in Northern California over a fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri - Full Story
August 15, 2014

SC deputy won't face charges in shooting of man reaching for cane

Prosecutors will not file criminal charges in the February incident, saying the shooting was an accident and the deputy had no criminal intent - Full Story
August 15, 2014
Video: Mo. teen shot by cop suspect in recent robbery

Video: Mo. teen shot by cop suspect in recent robbery

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson released police reports stemming from the case during a news conference where he also identified the officer involved - Full Story
August 15, 2014

Calif. cop shoots, kills drill-wielding woman who threatened family

Woman called 911 and said she was going to kill her family with an Uzi if the cops didn't show up - Full Story



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