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Hostage situation: One shot to save a boy's life Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Hostage situation: One shot to save a boy's life

When a 30-year-old gunman with a history of substance abuse and trouble with the law threatened the life of an innocent high school student, Sergeant Jeff Young took action - Full Story

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Video of Ore. police subduing man prompts lawsuit

Police were cleared of any wrongdoing by two different review boards - Full Story

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Study proves 'cop cameras' cut citizen complaints Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Study proves 'cop cameras' cut citizen complaints

Study by TASER International and Calif. PD shows video cameras worn by police officers have a deterrent effect on citizens initiating false and frivolous allegations of police misconduct - Full Story

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Police TASER knife-wielding man outside Buckingham Palace

A man held a knife to his own throat, disrupting the "Changing of the Guard" at Buckingham Palace in this Feb. 2013 video. Police moved in from several angles and tasered him.

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Off-duty Calif cop rescues airport agent in Honolulu

HONOLULU — Federal airport authorities are praising an off-duty California police officer who came to the rescue of a security agent who was being assaulted at the Honolulu airport. Corporal Justin Rogers of the Pinole Police Department was on vacation and had just taken off his shoes to go through security on March 30 when he spotted the assault. Security footage released Thursday shows a woman hit a female Transportation Security Administration officer and put her in a headlock. Rogers jumped over a small wall and threw her to the ground. Read more

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Video: Ill. police TASER combative pregnant woman

The woman and her boyfriend grew frustrated following a minor accident, assaulting an officer - Full Story

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Video: Neb. police subduing suspect prompts investigation

The police chief is looking into the incident in which a suspect was arrested and 4 vehicles were towed - Full Story

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Judge lets Ohio stun-gun death suit go forward

A judge refused to throw out a civil rights lawsuit in the case of an Ohio man who died during a confrontation with police - Full Story

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Amid civil rights probe, NM police chief retires

The city has seen a string of officer-involved shootings — 18 of them fatal — since 2010. The department also has been plagued by a number of high-profile cases alleging excessive force - Full Story

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Feds to investigate Cleveland police use of force

The investigation comes in the wake of a car chase that ended with officers firing 137 shots into a suspect's vehicle, killing 2 - Full Story



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