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September 02, 2014

Video: Texas police fatally shoot man with replica

Six officers opened fire on 30-year-old Jose Walter Garza after arriving on-scene - Full Story
September 02, 2014

Video: Pit bull fatally shot after biting officer, charging another

The incident occurred after an officer responding to a domestic disturbance call was bitten by the dog - Full Story
September 02, 2014
No gray area: Beliefs shape views of fatal Mo. police shooting

No gray area: Beliefs shape views of fatal Mo. police shooting

Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception - Full Story
September 02, 2014

Suspected carjacker shot by police in Portland freeway standoff

The ensuing standoff with the wounded suspect led to a long Labor Day closure of the freeway - Full Story
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



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