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February 11, 2015

Va. DUI suspect catches fire after cops use ECD

Police believe the suspect came in contact with gasoline during the crash, causing the fire after the ECD connected - Full Story
February 11, 2015
Video: Wash. police fatally shoot man in disturbance call

Video: Wash. police fatally shoot man in disturbance call

Man who was shot and killed by officers at a busy intersection had thrown multiple rocks, hitting two officers, and had refused to put down other stones - Full Story
February 11, 2015
Hearings to begin on governor's tactics for Ferguson unrest

Hearings to begin on governor's tactics for Ferguson unrest

The bipartisan panel is to first hear testimony from local officials as a prelude to calling upon members of Gov. Jay Nixon's administration in the coming weeks - Full Story
February 10, 2015
Rookie cop indicted in fatal shooting of man in NYC stairwell

Rookie cop indicted in fatal shooting of man in NYC stairwell

Rookie cop fired into a darkened stairwell at a Brooklyn public housing complex, accidentally killing a man who had been waiting for an elevator - Full Story
February 10, 2015
Off-duty Texas deputy fatally shot in domestic call

Off-duty Texas deputy fatally shot in domestic call

An off-duty deputy was shot and killed Monday after an officer responded to a domestic disturbance call at his home - Full Story
February 10, 2015

2 Okla. cops, suspect shot in standoff

Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper and a Sulphur police officer were shot during a five-hour standoff Monday - Full Story
February 10, 2015
Video: Calif. cops shoot gunman after he rams cars, carjacks woman

Video: Calif. cops shoot gunman after he rams cars, carjacks woman

Gunman leading police on pursuit smashed into cars, veered into oncoming traffic, stole a vehicle and ran down a crowded street before officers shot him - Full Story
February 09, 2015
Sniper kills Austin man who opened fire on police helicopter

Sniper kills Austin man who opened fire on police helicopter

27-year-old Sawyer Flache opened fire on the helicopter as it arrived – resulting in a 30 minute standoff - Full Story
February 08, 2015

Suspect kills self, bullet hits W.Va. police chief

Chief Don Quinn was struck in the elbow after the suspect shot himself in the head - Full Story
February 07, 2015

Mo. attorney general urges changes to deadly force law

Missouri's attorney general proposed Friday that it be illegal for police to use deadly force unless a suspect committed a violent felony or poses a serious threat to others - Full Story



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