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January 27, 2015
Appeals court weighs lawsuit in DC shooting of fleeing suspect

Appeals court weighs lawsuit in DC shooting of fleeing suspect

Justice Department, which is defending the two deputy U.S. marshals being sued, says driver was shot only after he struck one of them with his car - Full Story
January 27, 2015
Video: 2 Minn. cops shot, gunman killed during swearing-in ceremony

Video: 2 Minn. cops shot, gunman killed during swearing-in ceremony

A gunman opened fire inside a suburban Minneapolis city building Monday night while two officers were being sworn in - Full Story
January 27, 2015
Residents want charges for Colo. officers in fatal OIS

Residents want charges for Colo. officers in fatal OIS

Police opened fire and killed a suspect Monday after one officer was struck by a stolen car - Full Story
January 27, 2015

Video: Trial begins for Wash. cop killer, footage captures part of rampage

Sequence of events began Oct. 22, 2009, when Christopher Monfort is accused of firebombing police vehicles, followed by the killing of an officer on Oct. 31 - Full Story
January 26, 2015

After Ferguson, police consider 'tactical retreat' instead of force

Chiefs of the St. Louis and St. Louis County police have said in recent interviews they are reviewing training with the principles of tactical retreat in mind - Full Story
January 26, 2015
Colo. suspect killed after officer struck by car

Colo. suspect killed after officer struck by car

When officers approached the vehicle after determining it was stolen, the female driver hit one officer with the car. Police then opened fire - Full Story
January 24, 2015

Video: Okla. cop fatally shoots armed suspect during foot pursuit

Pastor called 911 and said an armed man was threatening to kill a woman who was attending a wedding - Full Story
January 23, 2015

Source: FBI completes federal probe of Ferguson shooting

Officials and experts have said a prosecution would be highly unlikely - Full Story
January 19, 2015

Mass. officers fatally shoot man who stabbed mother to death

Two police officers fatally shot an agitated man armed with at least one knife early Monday morning before finding his mother stabbed to death - Full Story
January 19, 2015

Video: Utah cops remove cuffs, man grabs knife in fatal OIS

The footage from the Wednesday shooting shows how quickly a relatively calm arrest can turn violent - Full Story



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