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Texas officer investigated after arrest video surfaces

A sergeant on the scene during the struggle told supervisors the following day that he thought an officer might have acted wrongly - Full Story

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Police: DC officer kills man who fired at him

Unidentified officer was grazed in the leg during shootout - Full Story

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Owners: Ill. cops overreacted by using TASER on pit bull

Officers arrived at the scene after the dog bit a family member, who required medical treatment - Full Story

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Reaction and Response to TASER Hit

Dave Smith talks to Cpl. Ryan Spurling of the Washington State Patrol about the different responses people can have to TASER hits. In performing different exercises to determine a subject's ability to shoot a gun while being tased, the Washington State Patrol found that under certain conditions, the subject may still be able to use deadly force on an officer.

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Seattle may face DOJ lawsuit over police reforms

Allegations that officers 'regularly' use excessive force based upon report last December - Full Story

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Ex-Texas officer says he didn't kick suspect

Andrew Blomberg testified that he didn't kick Chad Holley's head or neck during the March 2010 arrest - Full Story

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2 Calif. officers to be tried in Kelly Thomas death

2 Calif. officers to be tried in Kelly Thomas death

Officers confronted homeless man after receiving calls he was looking into parked cars - Full Story

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Former BART cop appeals conviction for fatal shooting

Johannes Mehserle argued death of Oscar Grant was a mistake, but not involuntary manslaughter - Full Story



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