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Video: Fla. cop fatally shoots mentally ill man, officials investigate

Video: Fla. cop fatally shoots mentally ill man, officials investigate

Officials say suspect swung a metal broom and refused commands to stop, but the suspect's family called this week for an independent investigation - Full Story

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SC police shooting rekindles body camera debate

SC police shooting rekindles body camera debate

In Washington, White House spokesman Josh Earnest suggested that greater use of body cameras could help improve community/police relations - Full Story

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DOJ probes fatal SC shooting, mayor vows body cams for entire force

DOJ probes fatal SC shooting, mayor vows body cams for entire force

About 75 people gathered outside City Hall in North Charleston after an officer was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a fleeing man - Full Story

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Attorney: Cop feared for life in deadly Ohio pursuit

Attorney: Cop feared for life in deadly Ohio pursuit

Cops who shot a total of 137 rounds into a car in 2012 had ample reason to believe that suspects were shooting at them - Full Story

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Video: Okla. man tackles cop arresting DUI suspect

Video: Okla. man tackles cop arresting DUI suspect

As the officer was attempting to arrest a struggling DUI suspect, his brother suddenly ran at the officer and slammed him into his squad car - Full Story

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Reserve deputy thought he pulled ECD in fatal Okla. OIS

73-year-old reserve deputy Robert Charles Bates shot and killed Eric Courtney Harris after pulling out his service weapon instead of his ECD - Full Story

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Indicted Ohio cop can't recall shooting suspects from hood of car

Indicted Ohio cop can't recall shooting suspects from hood of car

Officer Michael Brelo told investigators he couldn't remember standing on the hood and firing the final 15 rounds of a 137-shot barrage down into a windshield - Full Story



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