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Lawyer: Colo. deputies obeyed rules in handling prisoner

Lawyer: Colo. deputies obeyed rules in handling prisoner

Deputies followed the rules when they used a sleeper hold and stun gun to restrain a man who died in the downtown jail, defense attorney said Monday - Full Story

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10 limitations of body cams you need to know for your protection

10 limitations of body cams you need to know for your protection

A camera mounted on your uniform or on your head has limitations that need to be understood and considered when evaluating the images they record. - Full Story

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Jury begins review of fatal Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

Jury begins review of fatal Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

Man was killed Aug. 5 while holding an air rifle his family said he'd taken off a store shelf. Two officers responded to a call reporting a man waving a gun - Full Story

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Officer takes down armed Ohio student

Police say an officer subdued a 15-year-old Ohio high school student who came to school armed with a loaded semi-automatic pistol - Full Story

Videos

ATF agent narrowly escapes death in drug deal shootout

Body camera captured an undercover agent’s narrow escape from death during a drug deal gone bad.

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Video: ATF agent narrowly escapes death in drug deal shootout

Video: ATF agent narrowly escapes death in drug deal shootout

After the agent entered the parked vehicle and inspected the drugs, the suspects brandished an AK-47 and a pistol - Full Story

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Ga. officials investigating killing of armed, handcuffed man

Police arrested 29-year-old Charles Smith on outstanding warrants Thursday and placed him, handcuffed, in the back of a cruiser.

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Ga. officials probe killing of armed, handcuffed man

Police arrested 29-year-old Charles Smith on outstanding warrants Thursday and placed him, handcuffed, in the back of a cruiser - Full Story

Columns

Law: The loudest voice in use-of-force cases Terrence P. Dwyer, Esq. - Police Liability and Litigation

Law: The loudest voice in use-of-force cases

Whether the mob is a group of angry citizens looting stores or police officers behaving in ways that betray their training and professionalism, the mob is not the answer in this country — it never has been - Full Story



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