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February 23, 2015
3 dead, 2 officers wounded in Ga. ambush

3 dead, 2 officers wounded in Ga. ambush

Former officer who had lost his job because of allegations of domestic violence shot his ex-wife to death and wounded a sheriff and deputy Sunday - Full Story
February 22, 2015
Group protesting fatal Wash. OIS blocks bridge

Group protesting fatal Wash. OIS blocks bridge

Demonstrators blocked traffic along the cable bridge as they slowly marched from Pasco toward Kennewick - Full Story
February 20, 2015
Will California's replica gun law work?

Will California's replica gun law work?

Opponents of the new regulations argue the law will do little to prevent mistaken shootings and could actually make things more confusing for officers - Full Story
February 20, 2015
Video from police, public examined in fatal Wash. OIS

Video from police, public examined in fatal Wash. OIS

Investigators asked the public Thursday to provide more social media images and eyewitness accounts of shooting that has sparked a series of protests - Full Story
February 20, 2015
Report: Man in Santa Barbara rampage searched how to kill silently

Report: Man in Santa Barbara rampage searched how to kill silently

A young man went online to find ways to kill silently with a knife just before stabbing his first three victims — one of them 94 times - Full Story
February 19, 2015

Justice Department may sue Ferguson PD

Preparation for legal action comes as Eric Holder nears an announcement of the DoJ’s findings on police force - Full Story
February 19, 2015

Mo. chief mystified as to why cop turned off dash cam

"Nothing on that video suggests that we were violating anyone's rights. That's what makes it even more perplexing to me" - Full Story
February 18, 2015
Denmark gunman used assault rifle, 2 handguns in attacks

Denmark gunman used assault rifle, 2 handguns in attacks

Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein was killed in firefight with police Sunday after a shooting spree that may have been inspired by the terror attacks in Paris - Full Story
February 18, 2015
Video: Okla. stop ends in gunfire after DUI suspect brandishes knife

Video: Okla. stop ends in gunfire after DUI suspect brandishes knife

37-year old Steven Andrew Smith was stopped January 30 by Dover Police Chief Jonathan Eason on suspicion of drunk driving - Full Story



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