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December 18, 2014

Md. mayor: Scrutiny may be affecting cops' ability to act

Baltimore mayor believes nationwide protests might cause officers to hesitate in using deadly force — compromising their safety - Full Story
December 18, 2014

Mom driving van of kids pleads not guilty in NM pursuit

Tenn. woman has pleaded not guilty in a chaotic 2013 traffic stop during which an officer shot at her minivan - Full Story
December 18, 2014

Video: NM officer accidentally shoots man during investigation

Police have released video showing what happened when an Albuquerque police officer accidentally shot a man during a burglary investigation - Full Story
December 17, 2014
Ariz. officer fatally shoots man who shot girl, 12

Ariz. officer fatally shoots man who shot girl, 12

18-year-old soldier clad in fatigues shot a young girl as he tried to get into her home - Full Story
December 17, 2014
Tensions mount between NYC mayor, police union

Tensions mount between NYC mayor, police union

Bill de Blasio delivered the latest volley Tuesday in his ongoing battle with the city's police union, dismissing their ability to speak for rank-and-file officers - Full Story
December 16, 2014

Details emerge in shooting of Md. cop during traffic stop

27-year-old police officer recovering from surgery at Sinai Hospital with family and fellow officers at his side - Full Story
December 16, 2014
Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger

Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger

Leaders demanded to know how a man with a violent criminal history slipped through the cracks and ended up in a cafe where he took 17 hostages - Full Story
December 16, 2014

Man accidentally shot with NM cop's stray bullet

Officer's gun accidentally went off as he crept through a broken window during an Albuquerque burglary investigation - Full Story
December 15, 2014
Protesters block roads by Calif. police HQ, 13 arrested

Protesters block roads by Calif. police HQ, 13 arrested

Demonstrators blocked streets around Oakland police headquarters and chained themselves to the front of the building Monday - Full Story
December 15, 2014
Police nationwide altering tactics after fatal shootings, protests

Police nationwide altering tactics after fatal shootings, protests

Departments around the country are changing policies and procedures to curb the use of deadly force, ease public distrust and protect officers from retaliation - Full Story



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