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August 21, 2015

Wounded Miss. officer released from hospital

The officer was shot twice by his own service weapon - Full Story
August 20, 2015
St. Louis police chief stands behind officers after fatal shooting

St. Louis police chief stands behind officers after fatal shooting

The chief defended the officers in a fatal shooting that has drawn unrest in the streets - Full Story
August 20, 2015

Video: Man throws bricks at Kan. police headquarters, gets TASERed

Officers had to subdue the man with a TASER after he threw bricks through windows - Full Story
August 20, 2015

Calif. department shows media bodycam footage from 2 fatal incidents

The media was shown 2 videos including one of a recent fatal shooting to dispel any misinformation - Full Story
August 20, 2015
Officer-involved shooting in St. Louis sparks protests

Officer-involved shooting in St. Louis sparks protests

Police fatally shot a suspect after he allegedly pointed a gun at them - Full Story
August 19, 2015
NM cops to stand trial in controversial shooting of armed homeless man

NM cops to stand trial in controversial shooting of armed homeless man

In a rare move, the judge ordered the police officers to stand trial for the 2014 shooting that sparked national outrage - Full Story
August 19, 2015

Calif. cop escapes injury when mistakenly fired upon by fellow officer

In a dimly lit stairwell, the officer fired one shot at an individual he believed was holding a weapon - Full Story
August 19, 2015

Fall trial set for cop charged in fatal traffic stop in Ohio

The university fired Officer Ray Tensing shortly after his indictment on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter - Full Story
August 19, 2015

Prosecutor: ICE agent not charged in Detroit man's death

Evidence and witness statements showed the agent was 'justified by the laws of self-defense' - Full Story
August 19, 2015

New trial upheld for 5 ex-cops in post-Katrina shootings

Following the hurricane in 2005, four cops are charged with deadly shootings of unarmed people, one is charged in cover-up - Full Story



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