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NY police TASER naked man wielding knife at playground

The unidentified man stripped naked and shoved a man to the ground after stumbling onto a playground.

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Video: NY police TASER naked man wielding knife at playground

The unidentified man stripped naked and shoved a man to the ground after stumbling onto a playground - Full Story

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Study: Diverse police forces not cure-all for fatal shootings

A growing body of research suggests that intractable circumstances of economics, culture and geography have more to do with shootings by police than the race of the officers - Full Story

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DOJ announces Ferguson police probe

DOJ announces Ferguson police probe

Investigation will look at department practices over the past few years, including patterns of stops, arrests and use of force, as well as the training officers receive - Full Story

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NY officer killed in gunfire exchange

NY officer killed in gunfire exchange

Rochester officer was fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire during a pursuit, the first member of the city's police force to be killed in the line of duty since 1959 - Full Story

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SC man that shot cop suspect in 'thrill kill' homicides

SC man that shot cop suspect in 'thrill kill' homicides

23-year-old Evan Casey Bennett murdered 2 security guards before killing his stepfather and shooting an officer 3 times outside a police headquarters - Full Story

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Trial begins in case of man shot, paralyzed after fighting cops

Lawyer has said his client did nothing wrong and responded to an escalating situation the officers created - Full Story

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Mo. police shooting lawsuits seek Brown's juvenile records

Mo. police shooting lawsuits seek Brown's juvenile records

18-year-old fatally shot by an officer didn't face any juvenile charges at the time of his death and never was charged with a serious felony such as murder, robbery or burglary - Full Story

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How cops can help citizens better understand police use of force Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

How cops can help citizens better understand police use of force

Policing — already a dangerous profession — is becoming even more so because of anti-police rhetoric and inaccurate reporting in use of force cases - Full Story



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