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May 22, 2014

Cops hit with bottles while aiding victim shot during police protest

Police and paramedics were trying to help victim when demonstrators threw bottles, bricks, rocks, and other heavy objects at them - Full Story
May 21, 2014
Video: Armed suspect shot to death by Calif. police

Video: Armed suspect shot to death by Calif. police

Cell phone video capturing a deadly encounter between Salinas officers and a suspect wielding a pair of shears has gone viral - Full Story
May 19, 2014
Video: Va. deputy deploys TASER on combative suspect

Video: Va. deputy deploys TASER on combative suspect

Suspect became aggressive toward the officer during the confrontation, at one point choking him - Full Story
May 19, 2014

Off-duty cop fires at gunman who nearly ran him over

Florida officer was forced to fire his weapon at a car carrying suspects in a fatal shooting outside a nightclub - Full Story
May 19, 2014
NYPD officers fatally shoot man attacking with scissors

NYPD officers fatally shoot man attacking with scissors

The incident was the fourth police-involved shooting in the city in a week - Full Story
May 19, 2014

Robber killed by NYPD cops found through tracking device

NYPD began encouraging pharmacies to use dummy pill bottles fit with tracking devices in 2013 - Full Story
May 18, 2014
Family of student slain during hostage situation sues county, police

Family of student slain during hostage situation sues county, police

The family of Hofstra University junior Andrea Rebello accused the department of negligence - Full Story
May 18, 2014
Reality Training: Dealing with a resisting subject in a crowd

Reality Training: Dealing with a resisting subject in a crowd

For the week of May 16, Dave Smith reviews a confrontation between Daytona Beach police and a suspect... - Full Story
May 16, 2014

Colo. suspect fires on cops while handcuffed in cruiser

No officers where hurt when police say 32-year-old Isaac Vigil opened fire as he was exiting the back seat of a patrol car - Full Story
May 16, 2014

Utah police shoot gunman inside ER

Police shot and injured a man wielding a gun inside a hospital emergency room Friday morning - Full Story



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