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Judge won't back down from excessive force decision

Officers acted reasonably under the totality of circumstances, Assistant City Attorney Stephanie Griffin said in court documents, and should be granted qualified immunity - Full Story

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Mother of man killed by Border Patrol sues

A police report shows that officers were responding to a tip about a car loading drugs when they tried to stop a pair near the US-Mexico border - Full Story

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Video: Officer suspended for kicking man

Canadian officer Kent Rice is a 12-year police veteran - Full Story

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Attorney launches probe in teen killed by Calif. police

Police said the officer stopped two teens and one took off running - Full Story

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Arbitrator rules to reinstate Neb. officer fired over arrest video

Decision was rooted in a 1989 US Supreme Court case ruling that a police officer's use of force is permissible if it is "objectively reasonable" - Full Story

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Video: 3 officers hurt in arrest of Pa. man

One officer suffered a neck injury and two others had cuts and bruises after a struggle on a Philadelphia street - Full Story

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Ariz. police fatally shoot bat-wielding man

Caller reported a man behaving erratically outside a city pool - Full Story

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Video: NJ admits unreasonable force in 2009 arrest

Officer involved wrote in report that the subject did several things to provoke a forceful response - Full Story



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