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March 18, 2015
Wis. cop kills armed man upon return from leave for other OIS

Wis. cop kills armed man upon return from leave for other OIS

Kenosha police officer Pablo Torres returned from leave Saturday, 10 days after shooting a man who advanced on police armed with knives - Full Story
March 18, 2015
Ferguson police shooting suspect returns to court over UOF claim

Ferguson police shooting suspect returns to court over UOF claim

A man accused of shooting two cops in Ferguson returned to court Tuesday over a claim that police used excessive force during his arrest - Full Story
March 18, 2015

SF police kill woman who drove car at cops, hit vehicles

Two plainclothes officers shot and killed a woman who they said was driving erratically and hitting other motorists Tuesday evening - Full Story
March 17, 2015

Armed man wearing vest killed by police in Minn. standoff

Neighbors heard the man yelling that he hated police, "F--- America", and that he was going to shoot cops - Full Story
March 17, 2015

Woman files claim against Idaho city after OIS in yard

Seeking $18,000 for emotional distress and damage to her property from bullets - Full Story
March 17, 2015
Video: Dallas cops fatally shoot mentally ill man wielding screwdriver

Video: Dallas cops fatally shoot mentally ill man wielding screwdriver

Suspect became aggressive when the officers ordered him to drop the weapon in the June 2014 incident, according to police - Full Story
March 16, 2015
Police describe battling Boston bombers in escape attempt

Police describe battling Boston bombers in escape attempt

Officers said the brothers threw several bombs at them, including pipe bombs and a pressure-cooker bomb similar to those used in the marathon attack - Full Story
March 13, 2015
Police: Pair held Colo. cops at gunpoint before deadly scuffle

Police: Pair held Colo. cops at gunpoint before deadly scuffle

Husband-and-wife meth users disarmed an officer and a sheriff's deputy then forced them to their knees before the husband was killed in a struggle - Full Story
March 12, 2015

Video: Fla. deputy takes down 2 following brawl

Spring breakers were drinking on a beach Sunday when between 10 and 15 people started fighting - Full Story



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