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December 07, 2014
Witness: Police likely saved lives in Mich. Amtrak attack

Witness: Police likely saved lives in Mich. Amtrak attack

Police officers struggling to get through a chaotic scene aboard an Amtrak train in Michigan are being credited with preventing even more bloodshed - Full Story
December 07, 2014
Ohio deaths renew calls for action on replica guns

Ohio deaths renew calls for action on replica guns

Such deadly cases, while rare, have led to laws and legislation in states and cities across the country - Full Story
December 07, 2014
Calif. protesters smash windows; 2 officers hurt

Calif. protesters smash windows; 2 officers hurt

Two officers were injured as a protest over police killings turned violent, with protesters smashing windows and throwing rocks and bricks at police - Full Story
December 05, 2014

Video: Arrest attempt turns to brawl in Texas drug raid

One suspect bit a deputy as DEA agents conducted an operation, leading to a scuffle - Full Story
December 05, 2014

Mother of Ariz. man shot by police: Case not about race

Suspect killed Tuesday by cop who mistook a pill bottle for a gun demonstrates the challenges agencies face at a time of unrest over police tactics - Full Story
December 05, 2014

Report: Complaints against NYPD down

Allegations of abuse of force, abuse of authority, offensive language and discourtesy were all down this year - Full Story
December 05, 2014
Experts: Body cameras for police are no cure-all

Experts: Body cameras for police are no cure-all

Often what is filmed may appear excessive to a person unfamiliar with police work, even though the conduct may be legal - Full Story
December 05, 2014
Police use of force cases stir national protests, debate

Police use of force cases stir national protests, debate

Thousands took to the streets from New York City to San Francisco for a second straight night to protest a grand jury decision on an in-custody death - Full Story
December 04, 2014
SC chief charged with murder in shooting

SC chief charged with murder in shooting

Lawyer accused prosecutors of taking advantage of national outrage toward police to get the indictment - Full Story
December 04, 2014
DOJ, Cleveland police reach reform agreement

DOJ, Cleveland police reach reform agreement

U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland reached an agreement Thursday to overhaul the city's police department - Full Story



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