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January 01, 2015

Man shoots at 2 San Francisco Bay Area cops

Man accused of shooting at two police officers has been apprehended after a lengthy manhunt - Full Story
December 30, 2014

Video: Texas cop fatally shoots man who opened fire

Man got out of his car and raised his hands as if surrendering during the July 28 stop. He then pulled out a gun and opened fire - Full Story
December 30, 2014

Video: Calif. gunman killed, cop and bystander shot in gunbattles

Nov. 22 gunbattles between an armed parolee and an officer and two sheriff's deputies left the parolee dead and the officer and a bystander wounded - Full Story
December 29, 2014

Shots fired on LA police car; no one hurt

Officers were responding to a radio call and driving slowly in a neighborhood when they saw the muzzle flash of a rifle pointed in their direction - Full Story
December 26, 2014

Suicidal man killed by Chicago police after attacking cop with knife

Male charged at a police officer with a knife, stabbing him twice in his vest - Full Story
December 26, 2014
Man shot with stun gun dies at Calif. border crossing

Man shot with stun gun dies at Calif. border crossing

40-year-old U.S. citizen died after a border inspector shot him with a stun gun at the nation's busiest crossing - Full Story
December 25, 2014

Video: Mo. OIS footage released, lawyer says cop lucky to be alive

Police say surveillance video shows suspect pointing a gun at the officer - Full Story
December 25, 2014
Bay Area police unions decry anti-cop rhetoric

Bay Area police unions decry anti-cop rhetoric

Presidents of the 3 biggest Northern Calif. unions have published an open letter warning that recent anti-police rhetoric is threatening officers' safety - Full Story
December 25, 2014
More protests sparked after shooting in Mo.

More protests sparked after shooting in Mo.

Demonstrators took to the streets for a second night after an officer killed a suspect who police said pointed a gun - Full Story
December 22, 2014

No charges for fired cop in fatal Milwaukee shooting

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has said he will call up the National Guard if there is any violent reaction to the prosecutor's decision - Full Story



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