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February 12, 2014

Calif. officers cleared in Dorner standoff

In a report released Tuesday, officials said the many sheriff's deputies, police officers and game wardens who were involved in the standoff violated no laws - Full Story
January 28, 2014

Mayor: Officers used 'necessary force' in nightclub melee

Eight police officers were injured and six of them were treated at the hospital - Full Story
January 26, 2014

Off-duty LAPD officer awarded $260K over excessive force arrest

The verdict was a final step in a nearly two-year effort by Sergio Arreola to clear his name after the 2012 encounter that left him fired from the LAPD - Full Story
January 25, 2014

Jury rules against banker in LAPD excessive force claim

The banker was on bath salts at the time of his arrest; jurors found that the officers involved did not batter him - Full Story
January 06, 2014

NC examines TASER use, excessive force policies

On Monday, the Durham City Council is expected to go behind closed doors in a specially called meeting - Full Story
December 30, 2013
Dallas cop fired for shooting unarmed carjacking suspect

Dallas cop fired for shooting unarmed carjacking suspect

The officer's lawyer argued that she truly feared for her life when she fired at him, despite reports that his hands were raised and empyty - Full Story
December 10, 2013

Video: NC cop pushes K-9 into suspect's car window

A 15-person jury cleared the officer of any wrongdoing - Full Story
December 09, 2013

Texas student killed in struggle with campus cop

The Texas Rangers have joined the Alamo Heights Police Department in investigating the case - Full Story
December 03, 2013

Top 5 police videos of November

By PoliceOne Staff Alcohol and/or drugs appear to have fueled most of our top videos for November. From... - Full Story
December 02, 2013
Lawyer: Cops charged in man's death didn't use enough force

Lawyer: Cops charged in man's death didn't use enough force

The officers were forced to call for backup because they could not subdue an out-of-control Thomas, the lawyer argued - Full Story

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