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Minn. cops TASER suspect toting Airsoft gun

A man allegedly stole a pistol that shoots plastic pellets; reportedly tried to rob two groups of people - Full Story

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Restaurant fight video sparks 'brutality' claim

An attorney says he posted the video to get more witnesses to come forward - Full Story

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Ala. officer fired over jail TASER incident

Jail surveillance video shows the police officer, his wife and a CO choking and restraining a woman before TASERing her - Full Story

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Wash. officer convicted of excessive force

A mentally ill man who died in 2006 was at the center of the case - Full Story

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Utah officers cleared in spraying of haka dancers

The officers said the dancers were blocking an exit as players and game officials were trying to leave - Full Story

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Chief: TASERs justified in weightlifter attack at NY gym

Witnesses told police that Chad Brothers, 32, of Troy, was acting strange when he arrived at the gym - Full Story

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Defense: Wash. officer reacted to threat

Officer Karl Thompson has pleaded not guilty to obstruction and violating the civil rights of 36-year-old Otto Zehm - Full Story

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Man dies in NY gym fight; cops used less-lethal device

The first officer to arrive reported the man threw things at him - Full Story

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Video: Shooting led to Texas cop's resignation

Cross was not indicted for any crime, but the 14-year veteran resigned - Full Story



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Bringing the Street to the Range Bringing the Street to the Range
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Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts
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