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December 17, 2014
Ariz. officer fatally shoots man who shot girl, 12

Ariz. officer fatally shoots man who shot girl, 12

18-year-old soldier clad in fatigues shot a young girl as he tried to get into her home - Full Story
December 17, 2014
Tensions mount between NYC mayor, police union

Tensions mount between NYC mayor, police union

Bill de Blasio delivered the latest volley Tuesday in his ongoing battle with the city's police union, dismissing their ability to speak for rank-and-file officers - Full Story
December 16, 2014

Details emerge in shooting of Md. cop during traffic stop

27-year-old police officer recovering from surgery at Sinai Hospital with family and fellow officers at his side - Full Story
December 16, 2014
Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger

Horror over deadly Sydney siege turns to anger

Leaders demanded to know how a man with a violent criminal history slipped through the cracks and ended up in a cafe where he took 17 hostages - Full Story
December 16, 2014

Man accidentally shot with NM cop's stray bullet

Officer's gun accidentally went off as he crept through a broken window during an Albuquerque burglary investigation - Full Story
December 15, 2014
Protesters block roads by Calif. police HQ, 13 arrested

Protesters block roads by Calif. police HQ, 13 arrested

Demonstrators blocked streets around Oakland police headquarters and chained themselves to the front of the building Monday - Full Story
December 15, 2014
Police nationwide altering tactics after fatal shootings, protests

Police nationwide altering tactics after fatal shootings, protests

Departments around the country are changing policies and procedures to curb the use of deadly force, ease public distrust and protect officers from retaliation - Full Story
December 15, 2014
3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney cafe siege

3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney cafe siege

Swarm of heavily armed police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney early Tuesday, ending a siege by an Iranian-born gunman - Full Story
December 13, 2014
Union: Police not told Ohio boy's gun might be fake

Union: Police not told Ohio boy's gun might be fake

Dispatcher didn't tell officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy last month that the gun might be a replica - Full Story
December 12, 2014
NYC police probe on in-custody death moving swiftly

NYC police probe on in-custody death moving swiftly

Internal inquiry had been on hold pending the outcome of a grand jury investigation into whether officer should face criminal charges - Full Story



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