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Video: NY cops shoot man suspected in 4 hammer attacks

Video: NY cops shoot man suspected in 4 hammer attacks

Man pulled a hammer from a bag and lunged at officers who approached him on the street - Full Story

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Driver shot, 4 Philly cops struck in chaotic struggle at accident scene

Officers were injured by a motorist in Olney in a protracted incident that ended when police fired into the vehicle.

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Driver shot, 4 Philly cops struck in chaotic struggle at accident scene

Officers were injured by a motorist in Olney in a protracted incident that ended when police fired into the vehicle - Full Story

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Video: Wis. OIS footage released, critics protest prosecutor's decision

On Wednesday morning, protesters began gathering outside of the apartment house where the shooting happened - Full Story

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Prosecutor: No charges against Wis. officer

Prosecutor: No charges against Wis. officer

Won't face criminal charges for fatally shooting man whom witnesses say was acting erratically and had assaulted two people - Full Story

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SC deputy responding to break-in shoots armed homeowner

Attorneys said they had plenty of questions about the shooting, including whether man had time to comply with the deputy's order to drop his gun.

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Police: Wash. cops who shot man mistook cellphone for gun

Police: Wash. cops who shot man mistook cellphone for gun

Suspect pointed a cellphone at officers as though it were a gun - Full Story

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How the SPD is using YouTube to usher in a new era of police transparency Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

How the SPD is using YouTube to usher in a new era of police transparency

The Seattle Police Department's strategy of looking outward to find solutions may ultimately help agencies nationwide - Full Story

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Chief: FBI memo wouldn't have changed Texas terror attack response

Chief said no one at command post set up to monitor the event was aware that the FBI had sent a memo about Elton Simpson hours before the May 3 shooting - Full Story

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2 inmates dead after Neb. regains control of prison

2 inmates dead after Neb. regains control of prison

Two staff members were assaulted and one inmate was shot as officers tried to break up gathering - Full Story



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