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July 10, 2014
Video: Deputy kills armed man at light-rail station

Video: Deputy kills armed man at light-rail station

Fare-dodger was shot to death by an officer after pulling a gun and pointing it at the cop's head during the July 1 incident - Full Story
July 09, 2014

3 cops injured after suspect lights self on fire

Police say a man armed with a bottle of flammable liquid set himself and a police officer ablaze before another officer shot him - Full Story
July 09, 2014
Video: Fla. cop choked unconscious in brutal attack

Video: Fla. cop choked unconscious in brutal attack

The incident began after the officer witnessed 37-year-old Livingston Manners run a stop sign June 27 - Full Story
July 09, 2014
Ala. K-9 killed during shootout

Ala. K-9 killed during shootout

K-9 Tracker was killed while pursuing 50-year-old Billy Wayne Lomaneck - Full Story
July 09, 2014

CHP head addresses viral video of freeway scuffle

CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow vowed to complete a comprehensive investigation in weeks instead of the usual months - Full Story
July 08, 2014

Armed suspect shot by Pa. chief

Police chief shot a suspect armed with a knife in a confrontation Tuesday - Full Story
July 08, 2014

Wounded Colo. officer released from hospital

Officer Jonathan Key, whose body armor protected him from more serious injuries, has gone home - Full Story
July 07, 2014

No charges for deputy who killed teen carrying replica

Officer shot and killed a 13-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun he mistook for an assault rifle - Full Story
July 07, 2014

4 NY cops hurt after man throws bike from balcony

Four NYPD officers were injured after a man hurled a child’s bicycle from a fifth-floor balcony during the arrest of a suspect Sunday - Full Story
July 07, 2014

Video: CHP officer scuffles with woman on freeway

Woman had been walking on Interstate 10 near Los Angeles, endangering herself and people in traffic, and the officer was trying to restrain her - Full Story



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