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April 10, 2015

Video: Officials investigate after scuffle between deputies, man fleeing on horse

Sheriff's statement said Francis Pusok fled from deputies early in the afternoon as they tried to serve a search warrant in an identity-theft investigation - Full Story
April 10, 2015
Man kills Census Bureau guard, leads DC police on pursuit

Man kills Census Bureau guard, leads DC police on pursuit

Armed man kidnapped a woman, killed a Census Bureau guard and led police on a pursuit before an exchange of gunfire left him and an officer wounded - Full Story
April 09, 2015

Video: Dash cam shows SC stop, pursuit leading up to fatal OIS

Video shows the man fatally shot by a police officer get out of his car and then run away during a traffic stop - Full Story
April 09, 2015

Data on police shootings limited

The FBI, Director James B. Comey said, must improve how it collects and analyzes data from law enforcement agencies - Full Story
April 09, 2015

Video: Ariz. inmate withstands ECD, attacks 4 COs

One of the officers is in the intensive care unit at a local hospital, requiring facial reconstruction - Full Story
April 09, 2015
Video: Fla. cop fatally shoots mentally ill man, officials investigate

Video: Fla. cop fatally shoots mentally ill man, officials investigate

Officials say suspect swung a metal broom and refused commands to stop, but the suspect's family called this week for an independent investigation - Full Story
April 09, 2015
SC police shooting rekindles body camera debate

SC police shooting rekindles body camera debate

In Washington, White House spokesman Josh Earnest suggested that greater use of body cameras could help improve community/police relations - Full Story
April 08, 2015
When can police use lethal force against a fleeing suspect?

When can police use lethal force against a fleeing suspect?

A look at legal issues raised by Saturday's police shooting in South Carolina - Full Story
April 08, 2015
DOJ probes fatal SC shooting, mayor vows body cams for entire force

DOJ probes fatal SC shooting, mayor vows body cams for entire force

About 75 people gathered outside City Hall in North Charleston after an officer was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a fleeing man - Full Story
April 06, 2015
La. man shoots cop after posting plan to make 'bad decisions' online

La. man shoots cop after posting plan to make 'bad decisions' online

"His intention last night was to kill several of my officers" - Full Story



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