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August 06, 2013

Suit argues excessive force used in Ore. occupy march

The trial will address whether Sgt. Jeffrey McDaniel's use of pepper spray was within bureau policy, and whether the officers' actions were reasonable - Full Story
August 05, 2013

Video: Hero officer investigated for tackling man

The man was allegedly asking for help after a friend's hotel had been robbed, when a conversation with the officer went south - Full Story
July 30, 2013

Video: Teen on 'shrooms fights police, fires officer's gun

The teen told an officer he had overdosed, then swung a punch at an officer and an altercation ensued - Full Story
July 29, 2013

Huge brawl erupts at surfing competition, 8 arrested

When officers tried to break up the enormous fight, the mob surged downtown, vandalizing property and looting - Full Story
July 17, 2013

Man breaking into adult video store pepper sprayed twice

Police had difficulty subduing the man, and had to deploy pepper spray twice to arrest him - Full Story
July 09, 2013

Justice Dept: Miami PD used excessive force in shootings

The department's Civil Rights Division released the findings of an 18-month investigation Tuesday - Full Story
July 08, 2013

Video released of cop striking teen following acquittal of charges

The officer, who was fired following the incident, claimed that the suspect tried pulling a gun and he acted in self defense - Full Story
July 03, 2013

Video: Drunk man TASERed at Ore. airport

The man was visibly drunk and harassing police and airport staff - Full Story
July 01, 2013

Video: NJ cops' violent arrest of 2 men prompts suit

9 officers are named in a federal suit for the force used arresting 2 men - 1 of whom allegedly pointed a gun at an off-duty cop - Full Story
June 28, 2013

Video: Ohio cop accused of excessive force on FBI employee

The officer has been accused of excessive force in the past - Full Story



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