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June 25, 2012

'Sleeper hold' tactic questioned in death of Calif. man

Baton strikes and TASER were ineffective in the violent encounter with a schizophrenic individual - Full Story
June 22, 2012

Man killed in shootout with DC detective

A Metro transit police detective shot and killed a man Wednesday in Prince George's County - Full Story
June 22, 2012

Ga. officer kills gunman during traffic stop

A man with an outstanding arrest warrant pulled a gun and shot the driver of the car in which he was a passenger - Full Story
June 20, 2012

Photographer 'roughed up' by Nev. sheriff's deputies

Photojournalist covering a brush fire was cited for obstructing public officers - Full Story
June 20, 2012

Man rams cruiser, is fatally shot at Mich. Walmart

Police confronted a suspected shoplifter in the parking lot who refused to comply - Full Story
June 19, 2012

Suspect takes aim at Texas officers, is fatally shot

Man called police and told dispatchers he was armed, then took aim at officers when they arrived - Full Story
June 14, 2012

Judge won't back down from excessive force decision

Officers acted reasonably under the totality of circumstances, Assistant City Attorney Stephanie Griffin said in court documents, and should be granted qualified immunity - Full Story
June 12, 2012

Official: NYPD officer charged in fatal shooting

The shooting has sparked anti-NYPD protests - Full Story
June 12, 2012

Mother of man killed by Border Patrol sues

A police report shows that officers were responding to a tip about a car loading drugs when they tried to stop a pair near the US-Mexico border - Full Story
June 11, 2012

Video: Officer suspended for kicking man

Canadian officer Kent Rice is a 12-year police veteran - Full Story

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