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April 04, 2014

Off-duty cop kills stabbing suspect near police HQ

An off-duty Dallas officer intervened in a stabbing this morning and shot the suspect dead a block from police headquarters - Full Story
April 03, 2014

Video: Officers sued over use of force in NM jail

Suspect has a history in the criminal justice system, court records show - Full Story
April 03, 2014

Video: Mo. chief defends cops' use of force in struggle with ill man

Chief says the video illustrates the continuum of force that officers are trained to use - Full Story
April 03, 2014
Mayor asks DOJ to help with NM police force

Mayor asks DOJ to help with NM police force

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry on Wednesday requested the Justice Department to step in and help the city overhaul its troubled police force - Full Story
April 02, 2014

NY cop cleared in student death during hostage standoff

Officer who fatally shot a Hofstra University junior and her hostage-taker during a standoff had no other option but "deadly physical force" - Full Story
April 02, 2014

Lawyer: Fired NM officer was 'sacrificial lamb'

Lawyer says move was made by then-APD Chief Ray Schultz to try to stave off a federal investigation - Full Story
April 02, 2014

Video: Fla. officers deploy TASER during scuffle with teen

Video has been released of a confrontation between a teenager resisting arrest and officers - Full Story
April 01, 2014
NM chief talks reforms after violent protest

NM chief talks reforms after violent protest

City's new police chief said he is about to unveil reforms that include changes to the embattled department's recruiting process - Full Story
March 28, 2014

Video: Wash. police fatally shoot armed robbery suspect

The man was a suspect in at least one of a series of armed robberies in Spokane taking place since the beginning of March - Full Story
March 25, 2014
NM officials seek new probe in fatal foothills shooting

NM officials seek new probe in fatal foothills shooting

Police say suspect had threatened to kill officers and held onto knives as an unarmed K-9 officer approached him - Full Story



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