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Colo. police: Man attacks patrol with hammer, is shot

A man used a hammer to break the window of a car where an officer did paperwork, police said - Full Story

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TASER use by UK cops soars 130%

Commissioner: Police should be armed with TASERs - Full Story

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Video: TASER used on woman after crash

Chelsea Garrett, 23, said a switch in cold medication made her delirious - Full Story

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Witness does '180,' vindicates Wash. cop

Officer James J. Lee was charged with assault for kicking a teen inside a convenience store - Full Story

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Cop 'reckless' in unarmed man's NY shooting

The disciplinary proceeding follows a 2008 non-jury trial at which three officers were acquitted of criminal charges - Full Story

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Video: Police shoot man with assault rifle near Occupy protest

New video shows Houston police shooting 21-year-old Joshua Twohig near where Occupy protesters were gathered - Full Story

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Police shoot Ga. woman stabbing her child

Two officers drew their service weapons and ordered the woman to drop a knife - Full Story

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Restraining kids: 'No easy answer'

Restraining kids: 'No easy answer'

After a 7-year-old autistic boy was handcuffed at his Albuquerque elementary school following a 3-hour outburst, authorities debated appropriate ways to handle violent children. - Full Story

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Restraining kids: 'No easy answer'

Educators face tough challenges when trying to keep a child - and others - safe during violent outbursts - Full Story



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