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March 02, 2014
Homeland Security reviewing border use of force

Homeland Security reviewing border use of force

Secretary Jeh Johnson has been reviewing the rules about when border agents can use their guns since he took office in December - Full Story
February 26, 2014

Federal gov won't charge Mich. officers in fatal shooting

The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, U.S. attorney's office and the FBI reviewed results of a criminal probe by state police - Full Story
February 21, 2014

Video: Fla. domestic violence suspect lunges at officer, opens fire

Suspect suddenly pulled a handgun when Officer Ryan Thompson confronted him next to a street-side bus - Full Story
February 20, 2014

Border Agent attacked with rocks, kills suspect

Agent said he was hit in the head with a rock and fired at least twice in fear for his life - Full Story
February 14, 2014

Video: Support grows for Idaho cop involved in dog shooting

Supporters say dog would still be alive if it had been properly kenneled - Full Story
February 12, 2014

Calif. officers cleared in Dorner standoff

In a report released Tuesday, officials said the many sheriff's deputies, police officers and game wardens who were involved in the standoff violated no laws - Full Story
January 28, 2014

Mayor: Officers used 'necessary force' in nightclub melee

Eight police officers were injured and six of them were treated at the hospital - Full Story
January 26, 2014

Off-duty LAPD officer awarded $260K over excessive force arrest

The verdict was a final step in a nearly two-year effort by Sergio Arreola to clear his name after the 2012 encounter that left him fired from the LAPD - Full Story
January 25, 2014

Jury rules against banker in LAPD excessive force claim

The banker was on bath salts at the time of his arrest; jurors found that the officers involved did not batter him - Full Story
January 06, 2014

NC examines TASER use, excessive force policies

On Monday, the Durham City Council is expected to go behind closed doors in a specially called meeting - Full Story



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