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Minn. police kill carjacking suspect who opened fire

Man was shot and killed after he fired at St. Paul police officers who pulled him over on suspicion of carjacking Sunday - Full Story


Can cops really avoid 'extra' shots? A realistic research review Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Can cops really avoid 'extra' shots? A realistic research review

The findings of a new study, obtained under stressful but nonthreatening laboratory conditions, comprise a starting point for understanding the human dynamics involved in promptly concluding a shooting episode - Full Story


Trending topics: When a takedown needs a TASER

By PoliceOne Staff For this week’s ‘Trending Topics,’ we take a look at five videos... - Full Story


Utah officer cleared after fatally shooting dog

Chief announced Friday that the panel found Detective Brett Olsen "acted within policy" when he shot the dog during a search for a missing 3-year-old - Full Story


Bystander killed in Calif. standoff

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy accidentally shot and killed a man during a gunfight with a wanted parolee - Full Story


Medical examiner: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death

Medical examiner: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death

The finding increases the likelihood that the case will be presented to a grand jury to determine whether officers involved in the confrontation will face criminal charges - Full Story


Deputy hit in NC shootout recovering

Deputy Joshua LaFave suffered a gunshot wound to his chest, back and shoulder from Andrew Michaelis - Full Story


NYC mayor seeks to ease tension after in-custody death

Mayor sat between his police commissioner and one of the department's most outspoken critics Thursday, trying to ease tensions with minority communities - Full Story


Calif. cop involved in incident at Occupy protest gets job back

An Oakland police officer who was fired after he lobbed a tear-gas canister into a group of people has won his job back through arbitration - Full Story


FBI agent opens fire during suspected kidnapping

The man left he scene and led officers on a high speed pursuit.

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