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August 30, 2015

Bystander dies after being shot by NYPD undercover officer

Officer opened fire on an armed suspect during an undercover gun buy that went bad - Full Story
August 29, 2015

Citizens taking video of NY police see themselves facing arrest

No one is ever arrested on a charge of recording police because that is protected under the First Amendment - Full Story
August 29, 2015

Video: Man tackled before he can escape from court building

A man in court for aggravated domestic assault and battery attempted to flee the building - Full Story
August 28, 2015

Prosecutors: No retrial for NC officer in fatal shooting

Prosecutors said it's a 'unanimous belief a retrial will not yield a different result' - Full Story
August 28, 2015

Calif. cop shoots suspect dead after being attacked with chain

When the officer got out of her car, the suspect immediately began landing repeated blows about her head and face - Full Story
August 28, 2015

Prosecutor: No charges for Va. police involved in fatal shooting

Suspect was determined to be 'an immediate threat to law enforcement' because he struggled with officers and had a gun - Full Story
August 27, 2015

Injured Calif. officer fatally shoots assailant

The suspect began beating her in the head and face with a metal object but she was able use her firearm - Full Story
August 27, 2015

Fla. police: Officer justified in take-down move on viral video

A dash cam video shows officer struggling to put woman in handcuffs before taking her forcefully to the ground - Full Story
August 27, 2015

ND bill restricts cops’ use of drones to less lethal force

The state passed a law that allows police to use drones equipped with non-lethal devices such as TASERs - Full Story
August 27, 2015

Attorney for officer in NC shooting case: Don't seek retrial

Attorney noted the weakness of case as a grand jury couldn't indict him - Full Story

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