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June 08, 2014
Police: Suspect in Ga. courthouse shooting made supply list

Police: Suspect in Ga. courthouse shooting made supply list

Man who police say staged an assault on a Ga. courthouse carefully planned the weapons and supplies he would need to enter the building and harm people inside - Full Story
June 08, 2014
Reality Training:

Reality Training: "Why didn't you just tase him?"

For the week of June 6, Dave Smith discusses the use of ECDs and the constant question by communities... - Full Story
June 06, 2014

Video: Ohio cops kill pit bulls mauling young girl

Dash cam footage has been released capturing police as they fatally shoot two pit bulls brutally attacking a 6-year-old girl - Full Story
June 06, 2014

Video: Deputy hit in police shootout with 'sovereign citizen'

A man identified as a 'sovereign citizen' assaulted a Ga. courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before dying in a hail of bullets - Full Story
June 04, 2014

New training looks to help police curb dog shootings

Efforts to change the way officers approach animals have emerged as lawsuits have chipped away at law enforcement agencies - Full Story
June 03, 2014

Calif. police win civil-rights case involving traffic stop

Michael Fujikawa sued the city, claiming his arrest was payback for refusing to put his hands on the dashboard and mouthing off to an officer - Full Story
June 03, 2014
Seattle chief reverses finding on use of force case

Seattle chief reverses finding on use of force case

Interim Chief Harry Bailey has reversed a finding that an officer used excessive force when he stepped on the head of a handcuffed man in 2010 - Full Story
June 02, 2014

Pa. trooper shot multiple times investigating hit-and-run

Online reports say Trooper Michael Trotta was listed in stable condition Monday morning - Full Story
June 02, 2014

Calif. court: Police must ID officers in on-duty shootings

Police agencies must reveal the names of officers involved in on-duty shootings unless there is specific evidence that disclosure would pose a safety threat - Full Story



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