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Dash cam: Man fatally shot after attacking cops

Footage was just released of a July incident in which two officers were attacked by a suspect and both the male and female officer fired back.

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LAPD TASER incident has chief seeking to fire 4

The officers reported the woman kicked one officer so hard he lost balance, prompting his reaction - Full Story

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Zookeepers given police training to use riot shields against cranes

The birds become territorial at certain times, and their beaks become sharp weapons. The staff learned to use the shield to protect themselves while feeding the birds.

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Video: Cruiser pins burglary suspect to building

Suspect fled a halfway house and tried entering several campus buildings prior to pursuit - Full Story

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Criminals using dogs as weapons a growing trend

Investigators believe those who can't legally own guns turn to dogs - Full Story

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Defense lawyers say cop shouldn't get jail time for excessive force incident

As sentencing nears, attorneys say public humiliation and the loss cop's career are punishment enough - Full Story

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Officer pepper sprays out-of-control teen

Mother called police after kid broke $3000 television because his mother refused to buy him a video game.

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Portland chief backs officers after violent attacks

In the video, intended for internal release, the chief praises officers' dedication and gives his full support to them.




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Use of Force Columnists

Klugie's Correctional Corner Klugie's Correctional Corner
with Gary T. Klugiewicz
Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)