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August 21, 2013

Las Vegas feels fallout from police shootings

When Las Vegas' sheriff decided not to fire an officer who shot an unarmed man, it was one insult too many for some in this city - Full Story
August 10, 2013

Ore. jury denies Occupy protester's police lawsuit

The Oregon jury took four hours to return a verdict saying that the officers did not use excessive force during protests - Full Story
August 08, 2013

Video: Ga. police under fire for aggressive arrest

The officers' language towards the homeowner and her children was viewed as unprofessional - Full Story
August 06, 2013

Video: Iowa cop hits shoplifter, prompts suit

The officer was disciplined by the department for his actions, but the shoplifter make seek harsher punishment - Full Story
August 06, 2013

Suit argues excessive force used in Ore. occupy march

The trial will address whether Sgt. Jeffrey McDaniel's use of pepper spray was within bureau policy, and whether the officers' actions were reasonable - Full Story
August 05, 2013

Video: Hero officer investigated for tackling man

The man was allegedly asking for help after a friend's hotel had been robbed, when a conversation with the officer went south - Full Story
July 30, 2013

Video: Teen on 'shrooms fights police, fires officer's gun

The teen told an officer he had overdosed, then swung a punch at an officer and an altercation ensued - Full Story
July 29, 2013

Huge brawl erupts at surfing competition, 8 arrested

When officers tried to break up the enormous fight, the mob surged downtown, vandalizing property and looting - Full Story
July 17, 2013

Man breaking into adult video store pepper sprayed twice

Police had difficulty subduing the man, and had to deploy pepper spray twice to arrest him - Full Story
July 09, 2013

Justice Dept: Miami PD used excessive force in shootings

The department's Civil Rights Division released the findings of an 18-month investigation Tuesday - Full Story

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