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CHP seizes medical records of woman in scuffle with cop

California Highway Patrol investigators have seized the medical records of a woman seen on video being repeatedly punched by one of its officers - Full Story

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How to properly apply 'reasonableness' in use-of-force investigations Matt Stiehm - Campus Safety

How to properly apply 'reasonableness' in use-of-force investigations

The facts — the officers’ interpretation of the facts at the scene — are what should be used as the guiding principles and points when reviewing an application of force - Full Story

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Police: Jersey City shootings part of job's danger

Police: Jersey City shootings part of job's danger

Authorities in Jersey City, already on edge following the ambush-killing of a rookie police officer over the weekend, said an officer shot a man Tuesday morning - Full Story

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No charges for marshal in fatal Utah courtroom shooting

No charges for marshal in fatal Utah courtroom shooting

25-year-old defendant Siale Angilau got out of his seat, grabbed a pen and rushed a witness "in an aggressive, threatening manner" during his trial April 21 - Full Story

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Increased use of replica guns worries police

The gun in Stephen Corkery's hand when he allegedly robbed several Spokane businesses and walked into a fatal standoff was fake. The consequences were very real - Full Story

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Md. officer who fired 6 shots at suspect cleared

When police arrived, the suspect pointed a gun at the officer, who responded by firing his weapon six times - Full Story

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Federal officer fires shot in clash at LA rally

Federal officer fires shot in clash at LA rally

Officer fired his weapon once at men in a truck as they fled a pro-Israel rally after using wooden poles bearing Palestinian flags to hit protesters - Full Story

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Traffic stop turns to scuffle between Miami cop, IA lieutenant

Police are unsure what caused the confrontation, but the Internal Affairs lieutenant offered identification before exiting the vehicle.

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Video: Traffic stop turns to scuffle between Miami cop, IA lieutenant

Police are unsure what caused the confrontation, but the Internal Affairs lieutenant offered identification before exiting the vehicle - Full Story

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NJ mayor lashes out over memorial for cop killer

NJ mayor lashes out over memorial for cop killer

Suspect's widow, Angelique Campbell, told a news station that her husband should have killed more officers if they were planning to kill him - Full Story



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