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February 24, 2015
Video: Man charges at Md. cop before getting shot

Video: Man charges at Md. cop before getting shot

Deputy commissioner called the actions of the suspect "very unusual" and "very menacing and threatening" - Full Story
February 24, 2015

No charges for LAPD cops who fatally shot man on live TV

The shooting followed a nearly hour-long nighttime pursuit for alleged reckless driving that ended when the Corvette hit a car in an intersection - Full Story
February 23, 2015

Fla. cop reprimanded after being shot at 19 times in blue-on-blue

Officers mistook cop for a suspect after he joined in the pursuit in plainclothes - Full Story
February 23, 2015

New lawyer to withdraw $25M claim in Wash. OIS

Said claim was premature and the case needs more investigation into the police department's dealing with people who are mentally ill or don't speak English - Full Story
February 23, 2015
3 dead, 2 officers wounded in Ga. ambush

3 dead, 2 officers wounded in Ga. ambush

Former officer who had lost his job because of allegations of domestic violence shot his ex-wife to death and wounded a sheriff and deputy Sunday - Full Story
February 22, 2015
Group protesting fatal Wash. OIS blocks bridge

Group protesting fatal Wash. OIS blocks bridge

Demonstrators blocked traffic along the cable bridge as they slowly marched from Pasco toward Kennewick - Full Story
February 20, 2015
Will California's replica gun law work?

Will California's replica gun law work?

Opponents of the new regulations argue the law will do little to prevent mistaken shootings and could actually make things more confusing for officers - Full Story
February 20, 2015
Video from police, public examined in fatal Wash. OIS

Video from police, public examined in fatal Wash. OIS

Investigators asked the public Thursday to provide more social media images and eyewitness accounts of shooting that has sparked a series of protests - Full Story
February 20, 2015
Report: Man in Santa Barbara rampage searched how to kill silently

Report: Man in Santa Barbara rampage searched how to kill silently

A young man went online to find ways to kill silently with a knife just before stabbing his first three victims — one of them 94 times - Full Story



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