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February 05, 2015

Armed woman killed by Calif. police after 3 carjacking attempts

Woman had pointed a gun at store security guards and then tried to carjack at least three people at gunpoint before turning her revolver on officers - Full Story
February 05, 2015

ECD used on diabetic NH driver who refused orders after crash

An officer feared he was in danger when he twice used a stun gun on a 78-year-old diabetic driver with low blood sugar who crashed into several cars and refused orders to stop - Full Story
February 05, 2015

Family of slain Calif. bank heist hostage blames police

Missy Holt-Singh was shot July 16 during a high-speed pursuit and shootout between police and three robbers - Full Story
February 04, 2015

Ferguson PD may roll out 'air bag for bullet' as less lethal option

Bullet embeds itself into a new round projectile the size of a ping pong ball - Full Story
February 04, 2015

Ill. cop acquitted in beanbag death of knife-wielding man

Officer Craig Taylor said during a bench trial last month that he feared for his life during the July 2013 confrontation at an assisted living facility - Full Story
February 04, 2015
Man killed in shootout with Calif. deputies was former cop

Man killed in shootout with Calif. deputies was former cop

Man who was shot and killed after opening fire on a police helicopter has been identified as a former CHP officer - Full Story
February 03, 2015

SC man shot by trooper in viral video gets $285K settlement

Officer was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature in connection to the shooting - Full Story
February 03, 2015
Fugitive shot by Fla. cops after ramming squad, pinning deputy

Fugitive shot by Fla. cops after ramming squad, pinning deputy

Officers fired shots at the vehicle in an attempt to stop an armed robbery suspect who escaped from a Tenn. mental-health facility in January - Full Story
February 03, 2015

Mont. man shot by 6 officers at hospital had escalating legal problems

Officers were trying to arrest man for violating the terms of his release on a burglary charge when he ran away, tripped and a shot fired from his gun - Full Story
February 02, 2015
Mich. officer, suspect shot in gun battle

Mich. officer, suspect shot in gun battle

An officer was shot in a gunfire exchange with a suspect early Monday while investigating a home invasion - Full Story



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