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Texas officer TASERs gunman who tried to shoot him

Though the stolen gun was loaded, it did not fire.

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Considerations for evaluating officer-involved shootings Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Considerations for evaluating officer-involved shootings

Every use-of-force incident must be examined as a unique event — no two are alike — but we may be able to apply a few general concepts in our ‘after-action’ analysis - Full Story

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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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