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June 04, 2014

New training looks to help police curb dog shootings

Efforts to change the way officers approach animals have emerged as lawsuits have chipped away at law enforcement agencies - Full Story
June 03, 2014

Calif. police win civil-rights case involving traffic stop

Michael Fujikawa sued the city, claiming his arrest was payback for refusing to put his hands on the dashboard and mouthing off to an officer - Full Story
June 03, 2014
Seattle chief reverses finding on use of force case

Seattle chief reverses finding on use of force case

Interim Chief Harry Bailey has reversed a finding that an officer used excessive force when he stepped on the head of a handcuffed man in 2010 - Full Story
June 02, 2014

Pa. trooper shot multiple times investigating hit-and-run

Online reports say Trooper Michael Trotta was listed in stable condition Monday morning - Full Story
June 02, 2014

Calif. court: Police must ID officers in on-duty shootings

Police agencies must reveal the names of officers involved in on-duty shootings unless there is specific evidence that disclosure would pose a safety threat - Full Story
June 02, 2014
Family of Ga. toddler burned in raid want federal review

Family of Ga. toddler burned in raid want federal review

Habersham County District Attorney Brian Rickman said his office is investigating to determine whether any officers will face criminal charges - Full Story
June 02, 2014

Pa. cop shot, suspect killed in shootout

Officer was shot during a response to a domestic violence call in a home early Monday - Full Story
June 01, 2014
Reality Training: Dealing with aggressive dogs

Reality Training: Dealing with aggressive dogs

For the week of May 30, Dave Smith discusses how to deal with aggressive dogs. He reviews multiple cases... - Full Story
May 30, 2014

Top 5 police videos of May

By PoliceOne Staff For the month of May, we've gathered five videos that capture the unpredictable nature... - Full Story
May 29, 2014
Baltimore police commissioner punches gunman, helps make arrest

Baltimore police commissioner punches gunman, helps make arrest

When a man struggling with 3 officers drew a gun, commissioner entered the fray, put his own gun to the man's head, punched him and caused him to release his weapon - Full Story



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