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May 30, 2013

3 police shootings occur day of Philly review request

The day its police commissioner said he is seeking a review of the department's use of deadly force, Philly police were involved in 3 shootings - Full Story
May 29, 2013

Video: Rural agencies train to use pepper guns

The JPX Pepper Gun is appearing on more and more police utility belts as another method of "less-lethal force" - Full Story
May 29, 2013

Philly commish wants DOJ to examine use of force

Says there have been too many incidents, wants to ensure transparency to city's residents - Full Story
May 28, 2013

Video: Suspect subdued by Calif. police later dies

Officers feared the woman who had called police was in immediate danger, and the suspect refused to cooperate - Full Story
May 16, 2013

Video of Calif. police entering house, TASERing man criticized

Officers arrived at the home because of a domestic disturbance call, and wanted to confirm everyone was safe - Full Story
April 28, 2013

Colo. police use tear gas to break up noisy street party

Police say they used tear gas to disperse a large and noisy street party near a college as some of the 300 party-goers through bottles at the officers - Full Story
April 18, 2013

Video: Brawl erupts on subway between NYPD and teens

A group of teens began tormenting another teen, and things exploded when the victim snapped a picture - Full Story
April 18, 2013

New Orleans police cleared in 'excessive force' case

State Police conclude there was no wrong-doing, and officers used minimal force in a Mardi Gras altercation - Full Story
April 11, 2013

Video of Ore. police subduing man prompts lawsuit

Police were cleared of any wrongdoing by two different review boards - Full Story
April 04, 2013

Video: Ill. police TASER combative pregnant woman

The woman and her boyfriend grew frustrated following a minor accident, assaulting an officer - Full Story

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