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Calif. cop kills woman holding knife to mother's neck

Los Angeles TimesSAN DIEGO, Calif. — A San Diego police officer shot and killed a 47-year-old woman... - Full Story

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Four Philly teens accuse police of brutality

By St. John Barned-Smith Philadelphia Daily NewsPHILADELPHIA — Considering the size of the crowd... - Full Story

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Fla. officer put on leave after kicking suspect

By Todd Ruger Sarasota Herald TribuneSARASOTA, Fla. — A police officer is under investigation after... - Full Story

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Five cops shot in N.J. shootout; 2 suspects dead

Five cops shot in N.J. shootout; 2 suspects dead

Associated PressJERSEY CITY, N.J. — A running gunfight that erupted during a police stakeout of... - Full Story

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Police fatally shoot armed man near U.S. Capitol

Associated PressWASHINGTON — A chaotic scene unfolded at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday after police... - Full Story

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Police chief defends Va. officers in shooting

By Amanda Codispoti Roanoke TimesROANOKE, Va. — Roanoke police were called to Robert Douglas Mattox's... - Full Story

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N.Y. officer fatally shoots man who attacked him

By Tom Hays Associated PressNEW YORK &mdsah; A man who told an undercover policeman to get off his... - Full Story

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Wash. police fatally shoot man on rampage

Associated PressSPOKANE, Wash. — Police fatally shot a man after he allegedly beat a woman with... - Full Story

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S.C. study cautions against stun gun overuse

By Glenn Smith Post and CourierCHARLESTON, S.C. — Tasers and other stun guns have proved effective... - Full Story

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Philly police shooting raises questions of how to deal with the mentally ill

By Jennifer Lin Philadelphia InquirerPHILADELPHIA — Advocates for the mentally ill are questioning... - Full Story



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