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NY troopers union opposes proposed changes to grand jury system

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has proposed to create an independent review of police-related deaths of civilians if an officer is cleared by a grand jury - Full Story

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Mich. cop, suspect shot in domestic disturbance

Officer was met with gunfire Thursday after the 30-year-old suspect exited the back of the residence and began shooting.

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Mich. cop, suspect shot in domestic disturbance

Officer was met with gunfire Thursday after the 30-year-old suspect exited the back of the residence and began shooting - Full Story

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Texas officer shot, suspect killed in gunfire exchange

When officers arrived on the scene, the suspect fired a handgun, striking a 19-year veteran of the department once.

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Final charge dropped against Detroit cop in deadly raid

Final charge dropped against Detroit cop in deadly raid

Judge has dismissed the last charge against an officer who fatally shot a 7-year-old girl during a raid in 2010 that was recorded by a reality TV crew - Full Story

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Denver chief: Not clear how officer was hurt in deadly OIS

Denver chief: Not clear how officer was hurt in deadly OIS

Officer involved in the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old may have been injured trying to get out of the way of a stolen car - Full Story

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Texas officer shot, suspect killed in gunfire exchange

When officers arrived on the scene, the suspect fired a handgun, striking a 19-year veteran of the department once - Full Story

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Pa. cop cleared in viral arrest at Pridefest

Citizen board agrees with other investigators that cop who arrested woman during altercation at gay pride event did not use excessive force - Full Story

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K-9 shot to death, suspect killed in Texas OIS

K-9 shot to death, suspect killed in Texas OIS

Incident began when the suspect refused to stop his vehicle as officers attempted to pull him over on an outstanding warrant - Full Story

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Monitor to probe Denver police policy on shooting into moving cars

Policies vary among agencies, and some departments have banned or discouraged the practice - Full Story



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