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April 24, 2015

Officer, suspect shot in Philadelphia

Bicycle officer was shot Thursday night by a drug suspect who told him "I don't want to have to do this," before firing at him - Full Story
April 23, 2015

Video: New footage shows mentally ill man point gun at cop in Okla. OIS

In the interest of transparency, officials sought out the help of a computer forensics expert, who was able to recover new video of the April 11 incident - Full Story
April 23, 2015

Inmate inside Calif. prison shot, killed by CO

An inmate at a California state prison was shot and killed to stop an attack on another who had fallen to the ground unconscious - Full Story
April 23, 2015
Ferguson faces civil lawsuit in fatal OIS

Ferguson faces civil lawsuit in fatal OIS

Attorneys said some evidence had been overlooked in previous investigations - Full Story
April 22, 2015
Training expert: Okla. police laws need changes

Training expert: Okla. police laws need changes

Steve Emmons is working with lawmakers to require more training after reserve cop said he mistook his handgun for a stun gun in a fatal OIS - Full Story
April 22, 2015
Wash. cop who fatally shot man previously saved him from fire

Wash. cop who fatally shot man previously saved him from fire

Documents shed new light on Antonio Zambrano-Montes' run-ins with police and his erratic, sometimes dangerous behavior - Full Story
April 21, 2015

Video: Former Texas cop cleared in traffic stop shooting

Michael T. Martin had faced a maximum of a year in jail if convicted of the class A misdemeanor of official oppression - Full Story
April 21, 2015
Video: Texas pursuit of motorcycle ends in gunshots, flying kick

Video: Texas pursuit of motorcycle ends in gunshots, flying kick

DPS maintains the occasional use of firearms from vehicles continues to be necessary because of the high-risk work it performs - Full Story



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