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Ohio cop kills man who pulled pistol during stop

Newly released dash cam captured the deadly 2013 shooting of a suspect who pulled a handgun on an officer after being stopped.

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Video: Ohio cop kills man who pulled pistol during stop

Video: Ohio cop kills man who pulled pistol during stop

Newly released dash cam captured the deadly 2013 shooting of a suspect who pulled a handgun on an officer after being stopped - Full Story

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Dash cam turned off during Mo. stop of armed man, suit filed

Police spokeswoman said officer who turned off camera "has been recommended" for discipline, but is appealing.

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Video: Dash cam turned off during Mo. stop of armed man, suit filed

Police spokeswoman said officer who turned off camera "has been recommended" for discipline, but is appealing - Full Story

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What agencies need to know about the limitations of body cam technology David Blake - The Science of Training

What agencies need to know about the limitations of body cam technology

A camera may have perfect visual acuity, but it has no perception whatsoever — only the human brain can perceive and process the significance of the incoming data - Full Story

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Calif. cop shoots naked suspect after gun struggle

Officer drew his gun and told the man to surrender, but he attacked the officer, and the officer dropped his weapon.

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Calif. cop shoots naked suspect after gun struggle

Officer drew his gun and told the man to surrender, but he attacked the officer, and the officer dropped his weapon - Full Story

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Prisoner shot by officer during transport at Texas airport

Prisoner shot by officer during transport at Texas airport

A prisoner trying to escape while being transported through Terminal C at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport was shot by the officer who was escorting him - Full Story

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Use-of-force expert finds hidden truth in 'incriminating' video Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Use-of-force expert finds hidden truth in 'incriminating' video

Lt. Paul Marik of the Pleasant Prairie (Wis.) PD painstakingly reviewed a dash-cam recording frame by frame, breaking it down into fractions of a second, allowing him to “see the action as someone would feel it” - Full Story

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Hundreds protest fatal police shooting in Wash.

Hundreds protest fatal police shooting in Wash.

Coroner has decided to order an inquest, which would be open to the public, in hopes of calming "some of the fears and outrage of the community" - Full Story



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