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Former Pa. cop cleared in jail-cell TASER incident

Officer says he will return to police work after being declared 'not guilty' - Full Story


Video: Standard techniques probed for 'excessive force'

The officers arrested a man causing a public disturbance, Captain calls unquestionable - Full Story


Charges dropped against NY man seen resisting arrest in video

Suspect, found drunk and sleeping at a Jewish youth center, was seen in the clip pushing the officers - Full Story


Man who stuck rifle into officer's stomach is identified

Suspect was killed early Sunday after setting his house ablaze and threatening officer's life - Full Story


2 off-duty officers fatally shoot naked woman

The county sheriff's office said in a news release that the men were approached by an "armed, naked and irrational female." - Full Story


Judge drops most serious charges against Md. cops accused of assault

Judge drops most serious charges against Md. cops accused of assault

Two police officers on trial for allegedly beating up a University of Maryland student - Full Story


Shoot to kill or shoot to wound?

Shoot to kill or shoot to wound?

I know law enforcement shoots neither to wound nor kill. But the rest of the public doesn’t necessarily understand that. Law enforcement cannot afford to leave the public's understanding to Hollywood, TV, and video games. - Full Story


Calif. deputy shoots suspect in hospital ER

Man had one wrist handcuffed to a gurney when he suddenly grabbed the gun from an officer's belt - Full Story


UK police TASER blind man, mistaking white stick for sword

Officers received multiple reports that a man was walking through the town of Chorley "armed with a samurai sword." - Full Story


Man slaps Philly cop at Oktoberfest

A viral video surfaced this weekend showing a man slapping a Philadelphia police officer at Oktoberfest after a woman who had tried to restrain the suspect screamed, "Stop!"

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