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August 11, 2015
Report: Calif. cops erred in 2011 arrest of Kelly Thomas before his death

Report: Calif. cops erred in 2011 arrest of Kelly Thomas before his death

Officers were acquitted of wrongdoing in death, but internal report found they violated department's use of force policy - Full Story
August 11, 2015

DC mayor backs releasing certain police body cam footage

Mayor favors release of footage if encounter happened in a public place - Full Story
August 10, 2015

Video: Footage captures Texas football player's erratic behavior before OIS

The rookie officer fired four shots during fatal interaction with college athlete - Full Story
August 10, 2015

Ohio college to discuss new roles after fatal traffic stop

Officials plan to discuss new leadership roles and developing police reforms in aftermath of officer-involved shooting - Full Story
August 10, 2015

NYPD plans to spend $4.5M on additional TASERs

There are currently 700 TASERs in use by the department and another 1K in inventory - Full Story
August 10, 2015
Video: Knife-wielding woman charges DC police near fire scene, gets shot

Video: Knife-wielding woman charges DC police near fire scene, gets shot

Officers told her to drop the weapon but she did not respond to their command and continued to advance - Full Story
August 08, 2015

SC officer gives account of fatal shooting; police ID him

Officer had to push off the teen's car to keep from being run over - Full Story
August 08, 2015

Attorneys say prosecutors hid evidence in Gray case

Attorneys for officers said prosecutors hid information about Gray's previous encounters with law enforcement - Full Story



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