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March 17, 2015
Video: Dallas cops fatally shoot mentally ill man wielding screwdriver

Video: Dallas cops fatally shoot mentally ill man wielding screwdriver

Suspect became aggressive when the officers ordered him to drop the weapon in the June 2014 incident, according to police - Full Story
March 16, 2015
Police describe battling Boston bombers in escape attempt

Police describe battling Boston bombers in escape attempt

Officers said the brothers threw several bombs at them, including pipe bombs and a pressure-cooker bomb similar to those used in the marathon attack - Full Story
March 13, 2015
Police: Pair held Colo. cops at gunpoint before deadly scuffle

Police: Pair held Colo. cops at gunpoint before deadly scuffle

Husband-and-wife meth users disarmed an officer and a sheriff's deputy then forced them to their knees before the husband was killed in a struggle - Full Story
March 12, 2015

Video: Fla. deputy takes down 2 following brawl

Spring breakers were drinking on a beach Sunday when between 10 and 15 people started fighting - Full Story
March 11, 2015

Denver body cams didn't record most use of force cases

Denver officers' body cameras recorded just 21 of 80 documented uses of force in the downtown district during the trial - Full Story
March 11, 2015
Rallies for, against police unfold in wake of Madison OIS

Rallies for, against police unfold in wake of Madison OIS

Suspect died Friday night in a confrontation with a police officer who was answering a call about a man disrupting traffic - Full Story
March 11, 2015
La. man accused of killing US marshal dies

La. man accused of killing US marshal dies

Deputy U.S. Marshal Josie Wells died Tuesday in a shootout while trying to arrest the fugitive - Full Story
March 11, 2015
Suspect dead, officer saved by vest in Cleveland shooting

Suspect dead, officer saved by vest in Cleveland shooting

A 64-year-old man was killed Wednesday after he exchanged gunfire with officers and shot one in his ballistic vest - Full Story
March 10, 2015

Ga. police investigate after cop fatally shoots naked man

Officer responded to reports of a suspicious person knocking on doors and crawling on the ground naked - Full Story



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