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Mo. chief mystified as to why cop turned off dash cam

"Nothing on that video suggests that we were violating anyone's rights. That's what makes it even more perplexing to me" - Full Story

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Okla. DUI suspect shot after brandishing knife during stop

37-year old Steven Andrew Smith was stopped January 30 by Dover Police Chief Jonathan Eason on suspicion of drunk driving.

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Denmark gunman used assault rifle, 2 handguns in attacks

Denmark gunman used assault rifle, 2 handguns in attacks

Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein was killed in firefight with police Sunday after a shooting spree that may have been inspired by the terror attacks in Paris - Full Story

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Okla. stop ends in gunfire after DUI suspect brandishes knife

37-year old Steven Andrew Smith was stopped January 30 by Dover Police Chief Jonathan Eason on suspicion of drunk driving.

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Video: Okla. stop ends in gunfire after DUI suspect brandishes knife

Video: Okla. stop ends in gunfire after DUI suspect brandishes knife

37-year old Steven Andrew Smith was stopped January 30 by Dover Police Chief Jonathan Eason on suspicion of drunk driving - Full Story

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Records: Police wanted Guard in Ferguson neighborhood

Records: Police wanted Guard in Ferguson neighborhood

Security planning began long before the grand jury announcement - Full Story

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Governor apologizes to India for Ala. use of force incident

57-year-old Sureshbhai Patel was hurt in a confrontation with Madison police while visiting relatives - Full Story

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More PDs choosing restraint over quick action in crowd control

More PDs choosing restraint over quick action in crowd control

Police chiefs in Chicago; Boston; Nashville, Tennessee, and elsewhere have taken a largely hands-off approach to demonstrations - Full Story

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Agency suggests changes after 'COPS' crewman's death

Called for additional training and safety instructions for crew members of the TV show in response to the shooting death of an audio technician - Full Story

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Hispanic group calls for federal probe of Wash. OIS

Hispanic group calls for federal probe of Wash. OIS

Chairman Felix Vargas says he supports LE in general, but he believes there's a conflict of interest in the investigation by a local law enforcement team - Full Story



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