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October 24, 2014

Video: NY officer kicks cop during arrest, officials investigating

Video has been released capturing a plainclothes officer kicking a fellow cop in the head as police arrest a suspect at a subway station - Full Story
October 24, 2014

New tech notifies dispatchers when cop's gun is fired

A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired - Full Story
October 24, 2014
Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

Authorities sifted through confounding shards of a gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power - Full Story
October 24, 2014

Video: Ariz. officer improving after collision in fatal OIS

Police identified suspect as Jeremy Bustos, 43, and said he was rushed to a hospital along with an Avondale police officer who was injured in the collision - Full Story
October 24, 2014
Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson

Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson

Preparations are aimed at avoiding renewed outbreak of violence that could follow announcement of whether officer will face trial - Full Story
October 23, 2014

Man with hatchet killed after attacking NY cops

A man wielding a hatchet charged four rookie NYPD officers and critically wounded one of them before being shot to death Thursday afternoon - Full Story
October 23, 2014

Ariz. police shoot man with machete, officer seriously injured

Police shot machete-wielding man after chasing him in a stolen truck he rammed into a police patrol car, seriously injuring an officer - Full Story
October 23, 2014

Pride arrestee fined, officer assault charge dropped

Woman arrested at gay pride parade pleaded guilty Wednesday to harassment citations. Prosecutors dropped more serious charges that she assaulted an officer and a protester - Full Story
October 23, 2014

Protest against police blocks Ga. freeway

Demonstrators who say they were taking part in a week of resistance to police brutality temporarily blocked traffic on a freeway through downtown Atlanta - Full Story
October 22, 2014

Video: Ala. officer opens fire in 'suicide by cop' incident

Police officers responded to the scene October 8 after receiving a 911 call of a man with a gun - Full Story



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