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Controversy over Minn. deputy's fatal shooting of unarmed man

By Elizabeth Dunbar and Amy ForlitiKASOTA, Minn. — A plainclothes sheriff's deputy shot and killed... - Full Story

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Capitol police praised for recent shootings

By Emily Yehle Roll CallWASHINGTON — Before last Wednesday, it had been almost 11 years since a... - Full Story

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Man doused with gasoline charges at officer, bursts into flames after TASER shock

CNN.comA man, who doused himself with gasoline and charged at an officer, burst into flames when he was... - Full Story

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Video fails to show if teen killed by Calif. deputy had a gun

By Joel Rubin and Richard Winton Los Angeles TimesLOS ANGELES — Footage from a security camera... - Full Story

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Fla. police shoot man who pointed gun at officers

By Ihosvani Rodriguez Sun-SentinelHOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Police shot a 22-year-old man who claimed to... - Full Story

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Calif. cop kills woman holding knife to mother's neck

Los Angeles TimesSAN DIEGO, Calif. — A San Diego police officer shot and killed a 47-year-old woman... - Full Story

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Four Philly teens accuse police of brutality

By St. John Barned-Smith Philadelphia Daily NewsPHILADELPHIA — Considering the size of the crowd... - Full Story

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Fla. officer put on leave after kicking suspect

By Todd Ruger Sarasota Herald TribuneSARASOTA, Fla. — A police officer is under investigation after... - Full Story

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Five cops shot in N.J. shootout; 2 suspects dead

Five cops shot in N.J. shootout; 2 suspects dead

Associated PressJERSEY CITY, N.J. — A running gunfight that erupted during a police stakeout of... - Full Story

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Police fatally shoot armed man near U.S. Capitol

Associated PressWASHINGTON — A chaotic scene unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday after police... - Full Story



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Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)
Topics & Tactics for Law Enforcement Topics & Tactics for Law Enforcement
with Scott Buhrmaster