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January 30, 2015
Denver chief: Not clear how officer was hurt in deadly OIS

Denver chief: Not clear how officer was hurt in deadly OIS

Officer involved in the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old may have been injured trying to get out of the way of a stolen car - Full Story
January 30, 2015

Texas officer shot, suspect killed in gunfire exchange

When officers arrived on the scene, the suspect fired a handgun, striking a 19-year veteran of the department once - Full Story
January 29, 2015

Pa. cop cleared in viral arrest at Pridefest

Citizen board agrees with other investigators that cop who arrested woman during altercation at gay pride event did not use excessive force - Full Story
January 29, 2015
K-9 shot to death, suspect killed in Texas OIS

K-9 shot to death, suspect killed in Texas OIS

Incident began when the suspect refused to stop his vehicle as officers attempted to pull him over on an outstanding warrant - Full Story
January 29, 2015

Monitor to probe Denver police policy on shooting into moving cars

Policies vary among agencies, and some departments have banned or discouraged the practice - Full Story
January 29, 2015
Video: Teen fatally shot at Texas station had knife

Video: Teen fatally shot at Texas station had knife

17-year-old fatally shot in a police station lobby was killed after she lunged at an officer with a butcher knife and a TASER failed to stop her - Full Story
January 28, 2015
Detroit cop won't go on trial 3rd time in OIS, charge to be dismissed

Detroit cop won't go on trial 3rd time in OIS, charge to be dismissed

The final charge is expected to be dismissed against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old during a raid that was filmed by a reality TV show - Full Story
January 27, 2015

Video: 12 Idaho cops cleared in freeway shootout, body cam released

Several officers said they saw rounds striking near them and heard them whizzing by - Full Story
January 27, 2015

Hacker group Anonymous threatens Texas PD after OIS in station

17-year-old girl who reportedly brandished a weapon was shot to death in the police station lobby Thursday - Full Story



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