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January 26, 2016

Video: Fla. cops wound carjacking suspect attempting to run them over

The suspect reversed into a parked vehicle before moving forward into the officers - Full Story
January 26, 2016

La. deputy wounded while serving warrant

The deputy was working with the Drug Enforcement Administration - Full Story
January 26, 2016

Things to know about police shootings and mental illness

Advocates for the mentally ill say too many people who belong in mental health treatment wind up in jail cells - Full Story
January 26, 2016

Officer indicted for using ECD on city official in Texas

After the incident, the councilman was charged with resisting arrest and interference with public duties - Full Story
January 25, 2016

Dramatic 911 tape played at NYC officer's manslaughter trial

Prosecutors allege Peter Liang acted recklessly in his handling of his weapon - Full Story
January 22, 2016

Fla. officer wounded in 'ambush' shooting

The chief said a motive for the shooting isn't known - Full Story
January 21, 2016

Baltimore body camera bid, still not made public, under legal review

Neither the cost of the TASER bid nor the results of the legal review will be made public for at least a week - Full Story
January 20, 2016

State lawmakers asked to pass bills focused on Fla. police using deadly force

The legislation would require a mandatory state investigation every time deadly force is used - Full Story
January 20, 2016

Judge: Conn. police did not prompt suicidal firefighter to kill himself

The officers are entitled to qualified immunity for their actions - Full Story
January 18, 2016

Video of Md. State police drug arrest raises question about use of force

The troopers involved in the arrest were cleared of any wrongdoing and their actions were deemed justified - Full Story

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