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July 13, 2012

Officers plead not guilty in Kelly Thomas death

Kelly Thomas died five days after a struggle with officers who were responding to a report of a man breaking into cars - Full Story
July 13, 2012

Video: Fla. cops TASER jaywalker 'by the book'

Police used a TASER on an accused jaywalker when he would not show ID to officers - Full Story
July 13, 2012

Security guards indicted on murder charges after shooting death

Private security drew weapons, ordered man who was on property's trespass list out of car; say they shot him when he tried to run them down - Full Story
July 12, 2012

Police kill chimp after Vegas escape

Landscaper David Plunkett, 36, said he watched a male chimpanzee jumping on top of a police car with its lights on shortly before officers shot the animal - Full Story
July 12, 2012

Use-of-force expert defends kick in arrest video

Victoria police arrested a man in 2010 who said he thought officers were trying to help him tend to an injury - Full Story
July 10, 2012

Video: Woman arrested for prostitution resists Texas officers, is struck

A group of officers hold down a woman while one strikes her several times - Full Story
July 09, 2012

Mexico accuses US agent in shooting after rock attack

The Mexican Foreign Ministry said late Sunday that a citizen had been killed by a gunshot fired by a US agent at the Los Tomates-Veterans international bridge - Full Story
July 09, 2012

Teen reaches for assault rifle, is killed by Calif. police

Officers had stopped to question two people, one of whom was carrying an illegal assault rifle - Full Story
July 06, 2012

Video: Gunman steals cruiser in Md. shootout

Police caught up with him a short distance away forced the stolen cruiser into a brick wall - Full Story
July 06, 2012

Video: 'Excessive force' claimed in Calif. pot shop raid

A review is underway into allegations Long Beach police disabled security cameras, stepped on man's neck - Full Story

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