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August 14, 2014
Video: NM man shot to death after violent vehicular rampage

Video: NM man shot to death after violent vehicular rampage

Man was shot dead August 4th by a deputy after ramming multiple vehicles — including the officer's — and attempting to run over his girlfriend - Full Story
August 14, 2014

Conflicting accounts in fatal LAPD shooting as investigation continues

On Wednesday, LAPD released a detailed narrative of the confrontation, alleging that the man tackled one officer and went for his gun before police opened fire - Full Story
August 14, 2014

Vest saves cop shot in Texas; suspect killed

Officer John Calhoun was shot Wednesday afternoon while struggling with an armed man near a bus stop - Full Story
August 14, 2014

'Anonymous' releases name it claims is Mo. cop in OIS

Police and prosecutors have declined to name the officer, citing concerns that his life, and the lives of his relatives, could be endangered - Full Story
August 14, 2014
Violence continues in Mo. police protests

Violence continues in Mo. police protests

Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over supervising security in the St. Louis suburb that's been the scene of violent protests - Full Story
August 13, 2014

Video: Pa. cop describes shooting that left partner paralyzed

James Hill is on trial for charges of attempted homicide and related counts in the shooting - Full Story
August 13, 2014

Protest planned after LAPD cop fatally shoots man during struggle

A protest is being planned for Sunday in front of Los Angeles police headquarters in downtown after a man was shot and killed by an officer Monday - Full Story
August 13, 2014
Mo. officer shoots armed man near OIS protest site

Mo. officer shoots armed man near OIS protest site

A woman was also shot in the head and wounded during the area's sporadic street demonstrations overnight - Full Story
August 12, 2014
Police won't name cop in Mo. shooting after death threats

Police won't name cop in Mo. shooting after death threats

Investigators have released few details, saying only that the shooting was preceded by a scuffle - Full Story
August 12, 2014

'Anonymous' launches operation against Mo. PD, hacks website

The group, under the program they’ve coined “Operation Ferguson,” has warned of further consequences if police interfere with civilians protesting the shooting - Full Story



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