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Doctor: Chest compression led to Kelly Thomas' death

Medical conclusion came after performing an autopsy, reviewing records and tests and watching surveillance audio and video - Full Story


Houston police chief: Fired officer kicked teen

Suspect was subsequently convicted in juvenile court of burglary and put on probation - Full Story


Video: Officers scrutinized for Bronx arrest

Michael Warren says surveillance video contradicts the version of the story told in official police records - Full Story


New video of Kelly Thomas arrest played in court

New video of Kelly Thomas arrest played in court

Judge to weigh evidence; July 2011 incident was captured on cell phone camera - Full Story


University: Mediation, not police, for protests

The University of California is recommending administrators deploy mediators instead of police in future campus demonstrations - Full Story


State of emergency lifted amid Pa. ECD probe

Mayor declared a state of emergency because there weren't enough officers to patrol the streets - Full Story


Teen claims Texas police beat him, he passed out

Attorney for one of the fired officers says cop tried to secure a potentially dangerous suspect - Full Story


Police shoot, kill black bear in Minn. capital

It was the second bear shooting by police officers in the city in recent months - Full Story

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Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
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The Winning Mind The Winning Mind
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