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June 08, 2012

Arbitrator rules to reinstate Neb. officer fired over arrest video

Decision was rooted in a 1989 US Supreme Court case ruling that a police officer's use of force is permissible if it is "objectively reasonable" - Full Story
June 07, 2012

Video: 3 officers hurt in arrest of Pa. man

One officer suffered a neck injury and two others had cuts and bruises after a struggle on a Philadelphia street - Full Story
June 06, 2012

Lawsuit: Cop in Kelly Thomas case attacked a 2nd man

Acting police chief Dan Hughes calls the allegations 'fabricated lies' - Full Story
June 05, 2012

Ariz. police fatally shoot bat-wielding man

Caller reported a man behaving erratically outside a city pool - Full Story
June 04, 2012

Video: NJ admits unreasonable force in 2009 arrest

Officer involved wrote in report that the subject did several things to provoke a forceful response - Full Story
June 02, 2012

Lawyer: Fla. deputy should have helped shot suspect

The deputy did not help the suspect after he was no longer a threat, lawyer asserts - Full Story
June 01, 2012

Video: Man shot in leg by Calif. police, 2nd man killed

Prosecutors say the video helped prove suspect had a gun - Full Story
May 30, 2012

NY man throws intestines at police

Two officers kicked the door in and saw a man in a corner wielding a knife - Full Story
May 30, 2012

BC police shooting video sparks calls for new probe

Case may be reopened in the fatal shooting of a man in 2007 after new video surfaced - Full Story
May 30, 2012

Video may contradict Texas man's beating claim

Suspect appears to struggle with police, kick at officers - Full Story

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