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VIEVU Body Worn Camera Catches this Use-of-Force Incident

Officer wearing VIEVU body worn video camera during use-of-force incident.

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Dash cam released from Mich. officer's death

Dash cam released from Mich. officer's death

Police released dash cam showing parts of the 120 mph, three-county pursuit that ended in the death of Walker officer Trevor Slot and two suspects, prompting a look back at the circumstances of the fatal day as it unfolded in October. - Full Story


Deaf man paid $200k in police brutality suit

The figure is the largest settlement locally in at least four years - Full Story


Seattle officers say DOJ unfairly targeted them

The DOJ said Seattle PD uses excessive force, but patrol officers say the numbers are skewed - Full Story


The Ethical Warrior: Protecting our enemies Jack E. Hoban & Bruce J. Gourlie - The Ethical Warrior

The Ethical Warrior: Protecting our enemies

The Warrior Creed — credited to the late Dr. Robert Humphrey — offers concrete guidance for developing the habits of an Ethical Warrior in your daily life - Full Story


Suspect wanted in Pa. officer's death is killed

Investigators: Suspect killed East Washington police Officer John David Dryer late Sunday night after being pulled over - Full Story


Justice Dept.: Seattle police used excessive force

Federal investigators said they found inadequate systems of supervision and oversight - Full Story


Video: Pa. cop TASERs 14-year-old girl

Police responded to disorderly students outside a school and deployed a less-lethal device when one became unruly - Full Story


Ind. officer shot, suspect killed

Police opened fire when one of two suspects pointed a gun at officers - Full Story


Colo. horseback riders storm bar, get TASERed

Steamboat Springs police said they had to use a TASER on a horseback rider following a disturbance at a downtown bar - Full Story

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