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January 20, 2012

TASER alarmists call devices 'urban terrorism'

Spokesman: A study examining Canadian police officers' TASER use is "woefully out of touch" with the realities law enforcement faces - Full Story
January 19, 2012

Video: Fla. officer's taped scuffle fuel for lawsuit

Officer: 'The defendant refused to comply' - Full Story
January 19, 2012

Iowa woman in arrest video found guilty of assault

An undercover officer arrested Dacosta Daniels, 34, in August - Full Story
January 18, 2012

City set to pay $525k for autistic teen hit by police

Under a settlement advanced tuesday by a City Council committee, $525k would go to the family of 16-year-old Oscar Guzman - Full Story
January 18, 2012

Mo. police fatally shoot man brandishing handgun

Police say at first an officer thought a bullet penetrated his pants leg - Full Story
January 17, 2012

Feds stepping up excessive force cases

'Pattern and practice' investigations are on a steep upswing, according to a review of Justice Department statistics - Full Story
January 14, 2012

Lawsuit filed for use of tear gas in Pa.

A Derry woman has filed a federal lawsuit against the borough and its police chief in federal court for police actions during a 10-hour standoff - Full Story
January 14, 2012

NYPD: Officers kill armed man reacting to robbery

A patrolman, responding to a report of an armed robbery in progress, opened fire after the victim ignored orders to freeze - Full Story
January 13, 2012

DOJ: No charges for cop in death of Seattle woodcarver

John T. Williams had just crossed a street while holding a knife and a block of wood when Officer Ian Birk ordered him to drop the knife - Full Story
January 13, 2012

Video: Woman punched by LA cop on bus speaks out

'She's trying to pick a fight with anybody,' 911 caller said - Full Story

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