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February 19, 2015

Mo. chief mystified as to why cop turned off dash cam

"Nothing on that video suggests that we were violating anyone's rights. That's what makes it even more perplexing to me" - Full Story
February 18, 2015
Denmark gunman used assault rifle, 2 handguns in attacks

Denmark gunman used assault rifle, 2 handguns in attacks

Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein was killed in firefight with police Sunday after a shooting spree that may have been inspired by the terror attacks in Paris - Full Story
February 18, 2015
Video: Okla. stop ends in gunfire after DUI suspect brandishes knife

Video: Okla. stop ends in gunfire after DUI suspect brandishes knife

37-year old Steven Andrew Smith was stopped January 30 by Dover Police Chief Jonathan Eason on suspicion of drunk driving - Full Story
February 18, 2015
Records: Police wanted Guard in Ferguson neighborhood

Records: Police wanted Guard in Ferguson neighborhood

Security planning began long before the grand jury announcement - Full Story
February 18, 2015

Governor apologizes to India for Ala. use of force incident

57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel was hurt in a confrontation with Madison police while visiting relatives - Full Story
February 18, 2015
More PDs choosing restraint over quick action in crowd control

More PDs choosing restraint over quick action in crowd control

Police chiefs in Chicago; Boston; Nashville, Tennessee, and elsewhere have taken a largely hands-off approach to demonstrations - Full Story
February 18, 2015

Agency suggests changes after 'COPS' crewman's death

Called for additional training and safety instructions for crew members of the TV show in response to the shooting death of an audio technician - Full Story
February 17, 2015
Hispanic group calls for federal probe of Wash. OIS

Hispanic group calls for federal probe of Wash. OIS

Chairman Felix Vargas says he supports LE in general, but he believes there's a conflict of interest in the investigation by a local law enforcement team - Full Story
February 17, 2015
Video: Ohio cop kills man who pulled pistol during stop

Video: Ohio cop kills man who pulled pistol during stop

Newly released dash cam captured the deadly 2013 shooting of a suspect who pulled a handgun on an officer after being stopped - Full Story
February 17, 2015

Video: Dash cam turned off during Mo. stop of armed man, suit filed

Police spokeswoman said officer who turned off camera "has been recommended" for discipline, but is appealing - Full Story



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