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August 31, 2012

5 LAPD officers investigated for in-custody death

A struggle ensued during the arrest of a woman on child endangerment charges - Full Story
August 30, 2012

Video: SC deputy shoots knife-wielding man

Suspect approached a deputy as he conducted a traffic stop and pulled a knife on him - Full Story
August 30, 2012

Video: LAPD cmdr. removed for arrest of nurse

Chief Charlie Beck said an officer tackled a handcuffed nurse - Full Story
August 27, 2012

Video: Kan. police kill knife-wielding man at Dollar store

Just after their arrival, officers found a suspect charging at them with a knife - Full Story
August 27, 2012

Police commissioner defends force in NYC showdown

Officers confronted the suspect outside the Empire State Building as he attempted to slip away in a throng of pedestrians - Full Story
August 27, 2012

5 Philly cops shoot driver who had gun

As officers approached the car, one called out that the driver had a gun and pointed it at them - Full Story
August 27, 2012

Video: Robber opens fire on Fla. officers, is killed

Suspect opens the driver's side door and fires at two officers from inside his Lincoln Town car - Full Story
August 24, 2012

Md. police shoot, kill escaped inmate

When officers approached the inmate, he fired multiple shots, but missed - Full Story
August 22, 2012

Minn. officers lured to ambush, stabbed

The suspect admitted to calling 911 because he wanted to hurt the police officers who came to help - Full Story
August 22, 2012

Video: 'Surprised' Fla. officers shoot, kill teen

A Tampa teen reportedly pointed a shotgun at two plainclothes officers pursuing him in a stairwell - Full Story



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