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May 08, 2015
FBI sent out bulletin about gunman before Texas terror attack

FBI sent out bulletin about gunman before Texas terror attack

Federal investigators learned several hours before cartoon contest that a man under investigation for extremist activities might show up - Full Story
May 08, 2015
SC officer responding to home invasion shoots homeowner

SC officer responding to home invasion shoots homeowner

As sheriff's deputy responded to a report of a home invasion, he shouted commands at a homeowner holding a gun before firing at the man - Full Story
May 08, 2015
Justice Dept. launches investigation of Baltimore police

Justice Dept. launches investigation of Baltimore police

Will conduct a broad investigation in search of law enforcement practices that are unconstitutional and violate civil rights - Full Story
May 07, 2015
Md. senators support federal police probe in Baltimore

Md. senators support federal police probe in Baltimore

Broad investigation could eventually force the city to make changes under the oversight of an outside monitor - Full Story
May 07, 2015
Police: Weapons, survival gear found at site of deadly 26-hour Ohio standoff

Police: Weapons, survival gear found at site of deadly 26-hour Ohio standoff

Home where man was killed by police contained loaded assault weapons, ammo and survivalist bags with food and medical supplies - Full Story
May 06, 2015
Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas terror plot

Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas terror plot

Final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen" - Full Story
May 06, 2015
In reversal, Baltimore mayor asks for federal police probe

In reversal, Baltimore mayor asks for federal police probe

Mayor's request came a day after new Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited the city and pledged to improve the police department - Full Story
May 05, 2015
Closing arguments underway in Cleveland officer's trial

Closing arguments underway in Cleveland officer's trial

Charged in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire at the end of a chaotic 2012 pursuit - Full Story
May 05, 2015
Baltimore PD reform will be time-consuming, costly

Baltimore PD reform will be time-consuming, costly

Attorney General Loretta Lynch was in Baltimore on Tuesday. DOJ officials accompanying her included the head of the civil rights division - Full Story
May 04, 2015

Off-duty Ill. cop shot while leaving for work

58-year-old officer was leaving for work when he was approached by two males armed with a gun - Full Story



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