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August 18, 2015

NM cop says police saved his life by shooting knife-wielding homeless man

The K-9 officer confronted by a knife-wielding homeless man claims he would have been dead if not for shooting - Full Story
August 16, 2015
Target of 2-week manhunt killed in California

Target of 2-week manhunt killed in California

Benjamin Peter Ashley was struck by two deputies who tried to stop him as he walked on a rural road toward foothills east of Bakersfield - Full Story
August 14, 2015
Beaten Ala. cop says he was afraid to use force

Beaten Ala. cop says he was afraid to use force

Department said the police are under intense scrutiny so any use of force can be viewed as unjust - Full Story
August 14, 2015

County halts Ferguson state of emergency

State of emergency was imposed in Ferguson and the surrounding area after shootings during protests - Full Story
August 14, 2015

Video: Miami cop under investigation after struggle with suspect in back of cruiser

The video going viral had over 80K views in just a few hours and landed officer in hot water - Full Story
August 13, 2015

2 dead in Calif. after 2 separate officer-involved shootings

Two officer-involved shootings in a 12-hour span were not related - Full Story
August 13, 2015
Ohio K-9 killed in shootout, suspect dead

Ohio K-9 killed in shootout, suspect dead

A standoff left a K-9 and suspect shot and killed - Full Story
August 13, 2015

Nearly 200 people apply for Cleveland community police panel

Commission is responsible for recommending policies to improve how Cleveland police officers interact with the public - Full Story
August 13, 2015
Texas cop fired for shooting college athlete may face charges

Texas cop fired for shooting college athlete may face charges

Police will complete their criminal investigation and then case will be turned over to district attorney - Full Story
August 13, 2015

Ill. governor signs police guidelines for body cameras

State has become first to establish wide-ranging law enforcement rules for bodycams - Full Story



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