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DA taking NY in-custody death to grand jury

A New York prosecutor says he's asking a grand jury to consider charges in the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer - Full Story

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Police, protesters collide again in Mo.

Police, protesters collide again in Mo.

Police originally said 31 were arrested, but St. Louis County spokeswoman Candace Jarrett on Tuesday said 57 people were booked at the county jail alone - Full Story

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Obama: Time to review police militarization

Obama: Time to review police militarization

Obama said it would be useful to review how local law enforcement agencies have used federal grants that permit them to obtain heavier armaments - Full Story

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LAPD officer hit, suspect killed in freeway shootout

An officer was hit exchanging gunfire with a suspect, sustaining a "significant leg wound."

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LAPD officer hit, suspect killed in freeway shootout

An officer was hit exchanging gunfire with a suspect, sustaining a "significant leg wound" - Full Story

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Governor orders National Guard to Ferguson

Governor orders National Guard to Ferguson

Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over a fatal police shooting - Full Story

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Police deploy tear gas to impose Mo. curfew

Police deploy tear gas to impose Mo. curfew

First night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests - Full Story

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3-year-old girl killed in Md. shootout between man, police

Police said the man shot at officers and six officers returned fire on two occasions Saturday.

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3-year-old girl killed in Md. shootout between man, police

Police said the man shot at police and six officers returned fire on two occasions Saturday - Full Story

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Officer hurt in Calif. protest over Mo. shooting

An officer was briefly hospitalized after being assaulted during a mostly peaceful protest in Northern California over a fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri - Full Story



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Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)
Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts
with Force Science Institute