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March 25, 2015
Board to monitor changes after Philly police shootings

Board to monitor changes after Philly police shootings

Mayor has created an independent oversight board to monitor the implementation of recommendations from a Justice Department team - Full Story
March 25, 2015

Mediator to lead talks between PD, community groups over Wash. OIS

A federal mediator will travel to state next week to begin talks between a department and community groups outraged by a recent fatal police shooting - Full Story
March 25, 2015
Wis. trooper, suspect, motorist killed in shootings

Wis. trooper, suspect, motorist killed in shootings

Suspect fired his handgun inside a bank and robbed it of an unspecified amount of cash, then fled in a bank employee's vehicle - Full Story
March 25, 2015
Calif. officer shot to death, suspect dead

Calif. officer shot to death, suspect dead

A man threatening to commit suicide unleashed a barrage of gunfire on officers called to check on him, killing a 14-year veteran of the San Jose department - Full Story
March 24, 2015
Pa. cop charged in fatal shooting of driver lying facedown

Pa. cop charged in fatal shooting of driver lying facedown

Attorney says officer acted in self-defense, and he warned the case could cause cops to hesitate in high-pressure situations - Full Story
March 24, 2015

Video: Iowa cop cleared in accidental killing of woman, footage released

No criminal charges will be filed against officer for discharging his weapon during a domestic disturbance - Full Story
March 24, 2015
Ohio cop charged in 137-round shooting wants bench trial

Ohio cop charged in 137-round shooting wants bench trial

Allowing white cop to have judge decide his fate in OIS that killed 2 black suspects would be unfair because it excludes blacks from being jurors, prosecutors argued - Full Story
March 24, 2015

Protesters shut down meeting over fatal SF OIS

Family members calling for investigation into whether plainclothes cops who killed woman had properly ID'd themselves when they approached her car - Full Story
March 24, 2015

Police: Man fatally shot by Calif. cop left apology note

Responding officer exited his patrol car and "was immediately confronted by the male suspect who was armed with a large knife" - Full Story



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