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SWAT storms apartment during hostage situation

Police entered the Florida flat as two hostages were being held at gunpoint. The gunman, who was killed in the subsequent firefight, had murdered six people. The two hostages were saved.

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Ore. jury denies Occupy protester's police lawsuit

The Oregon jury took four hours to return a verdict saying that the officers did not use excessive force during protests - Full Story

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Ga. police under fire for aggressive arrest

Several deputies are under fire for the manner in which they entered a home and arrested the occupants for failing to pay a fee.

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Video: Ga. police under fire for aggressive arrest

The officers' language towards the homeowner and her children was viewed as unprofessional - Full Story

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Iowa cop hits shoplifter, prompts suit

A woman is contemplating a lawsuit against the officer she said beat her while she was questioned for shoplifting in February – a crime she admitted committing.

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Video: Iowa cop hits shoplifter, prompts suit

The officer was disciplined by the department for his actions, but the shoplifter make seek harsher punishment - Full Story

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Suit argues excessive force used in Ore. occupy march

The trial will address whether Sgt. Jeffrey McDaniel's use of pepper spray was within bureau policy, and whether the officers' actions were reasonable - Full Story

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Ind. 'Officer of the year' tackles man in hotel lobby

The man was allegedly asking for help after a friend's hotel had been robbed, when a conversation with the officer went south.

Video of arrest prompts investigation

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Video: Hero officer investigated for tackling man

The man was allegedly asking for help after a friend's hotel had been robbed, when a conversation with the officer went south - Full Story

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Suspect targeted and rammed squad, fled before being killed

Casey Daniel Smith was stopped the following day for stealing and attacked the off-duty officer on site with a crowbar.
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