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June 14, 2012

Judge won't back down from excessive force decision

Officers acted reasonably under the totality of circumstances, Assistant City Attorney Stephanie Griffin said in court documents, and should be granted qualified immunity - Full Story
June 12, 2012

Official: NYPD officer charged in fatal shooting

The shooting has sparked anti-NYPD protests - Full Story
June 12, 2012

Mother of man killed by Border Patrol sues

A police report shows that officers were responding to a tip about a car loading drugs when they tried to stop a pair near the US-Mexico border - Full Story
June 11, 2012

Video: Officer suspended for kicking man

Canadian officer Kent Rice is a 12-year police veteran - Full Story
June 08, 2012

Attorney launches probe in teen killed by Calif. police

Police said the officer stopped two teens and one took off running - Full Story
June 08, 2012

Arbitrator rules to reinstate Neb. officer fired over arrest video

Decision was rooted in a 1989 US Supreme Court case ruling that a police officer's use of force is permissible if it is "objectively reasonable" - Full Story
June 07, 2012

Video: 3 officers hurt in arrest of Pa. man

One officer suffered a neck injury and two others had cuts and bruises after a struggle on a Philadelphia street - Full Story
June 06, 2012

Lawsuit: Cop in Kelly Thomas case attacked a 2nd man

Acting police chief Dan Hughes calls the allegations 'fabricated lies' - Full Story
June 05, 2012

Ariz. police fatally shoot bat-wielding man

Caller reported a man behaving erratically outside a city pool - Full Story
June 04, 2012

Video: NJ admits unreasonable force in 2009 arrest

Officer involved wrote in report that the subject did several things to provoke a forceful response - Full Story



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