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Armed man threatening Wal-Mart customers shot, killed by Pa. police

State police said officers ordered suspect to drop his weapon, but he refused "and continued to point the weapon at the officers" - Full Story

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Video: Va. officers subdue knife-wielding man

The man shouted for deputies to kill him, but they were able to successfully get him to drop his weapon - Full Story

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Video: Suspect's 2-state crime spree, pursuit ends in shootout

The suspect stepped out of the car, held a gun to his head and threatened to shoot officers and himself - Full Story

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Report: Other officer on scene of Laquan McDonald shooting didn't file paperwork

Another officer did not file police reports and was not part of any investigation until the FBI tracked him down - Full Story

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Officers on the beat see changes as tension rises on patrol

Police feel their job has changed after more than a year of high-profile deadly confrontations - Full Story

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Video: Suspect shot after he lunges for NM officer's gun during hospital visit

Video: Suspect shot after he lunges for NM officer's gun during hospital visit

The suspect crashed a stolen vehicle and was transported to the hospital due to health concerns - Full Story

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What a use of force incident in a classroom can teach cops about 'warrior' vs. 'guardian' mindset PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

What a use of force incident in a classroom can teach cops about 'warrior' vs. 'guardian' mindset

The guardian officer begins with the end in mind and then considers the least-aggressive strategy - Full Story

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Video: Chicago officers use ECD, drag suspect from cell before in-custody death

Police oversight officials ruled the officers' actions in this 2012 video with Philip Coleman were justified - Full Story



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