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January 13, 2016
Video: Ohio police fatally shoot man pointing BB gun at them

Video: Ohio police fatally shoot man pointing BB gun at them

Officers thought the Daisy BB pistol was real until after the shooting - Full Story
January 13, 2016

Family: Pa. constable who shot girl not to blame for her death

The girl's father pointed a firearm at the constable who returned a shot, accidentally hitting the child - Full Story
January 13, 2016

Bill allowing Ind. police to withhold body cam video advances

The bill places the burden on those seeking video to prove that its release is in the public interest - Full Story
January 13, 2016

A look at buffers that can shield officers from scrutiny

Critics say the shields tailored for police create an impression that the scales of justice are tipped in favor of them - Full Story
January 13, 2016

LAPD chief says his recommendation on fatal shooting was 'right thing'

This is the first time Chief Charlie Beck has recommended charges against an officer who fatally shot someone - Full Story
January 13, 2016

Federal charges for Vegas officer in body-camera case

If convicted, he could face up to 30 years in prison and $500K in fines - Full Story
January 12, 2016
Video: Utah police TASER armed suspect after he rams cruiser

Video: Utah police TASER armed suspect after he rams cruiser

The man was armed with a handgun in his right hand - Full Story
January 11, 2016

Grand jury: No indictment of Miss. police officer

The report also said there was no evidence the officer used racial slurs during the confrontation - Full Story
January 11, 2016

Ga. deputies fatally shoot man pointing gun at them

Deputies repeatedly commanded the suspect to drop his weapon - Full Story
January 11, 2016
Video: Seattle officer shoots suspect charging him with knife

Video: Seattle officer shoots suspect charging him with knife

As the shooting started, dozens of people visiting the park ran the other way - Full Story



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