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August 31, 2014

Trending topics: When cops fight for survival

By PoliceOne Staff For this week's 'Trending Topics,' we take a look back at the month of... - Full Story
August 31, 2014
200 rally at scene of fatal Ohio police shooting

200 rally at scene of fatal Ohio police shooting

Some 200 people held signs and chanted Saturday outside a Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police - Full Story
August 31, 2014

Rules for body cameras worn by Wash. PD in flux

"The Department has an opportunity to be a leader for the state by creating strong, privacy-protecting policies for body cameras" - Full Story
August 29, 2014

NYPD commissioner 'strongly supports' body cameras

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Thursday the department is "actively looking" at equipping officers with body-worn cameras - Full Story
August 29, 2014

Video: Minn. police defend arrest gone viral

St. Paul police responded Thursday to criticism over officers' interaction with a man, including police use of a TASER, saying a video doesn't tell the whole story - Full Story
August 29, 2014
Seattle cops say city 'playing politics' with their lives

Seattle cops say city 'playing politics' with their lives

Officers assert that high-level city, police and union officials privately agree that the court-ordered use-of-force changes put them and public in danger - Full Story
August 29, 2014

Off-duty Dallas cop fatally shoots suspect who killed man

Officer fatally shot an 18-year-old man who had just killed another man early Wednesday - Full Story
August 29, 2014

Lawsuit filed over police use of force at Ferguson protests

Federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after a fatal police shooting - Full Story
August 28, 2014

Police agencies calculating costs of Ferguson response

St. Louis County so far has spent about $1 million in police overtime responding to Ferguson - Full Story
August 28, 2014
Video: Man stabs Atlanta cop with butcher knife, gets shot

Video: Man stabs Atlanta cop with butcher knife, gets shot

Man stabbed an officer in the back with a 14-inch long butcher knife before another cop shot the suspect - Full Story



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