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Defense: Wash. officer reacted to threat

Officer Karl Thompson has pleaded not guilty to obstruction and violating the civil rights of 36-year-old Otto Zehm - Full Story


Man dies in NY gym fight; cops used less-lethal device

The first officer to arrive reported the man threw things at him - Full Story


Video: Shooting led to Texas cop's resignation

Cross was not indicted for any crime, but the 14-year veteran resigned - Full Story


Police chief: Dash cam video 'doesn't look good'

Officers acted within policy, Sioux City Police Chief Doug Young said - Full Story


Autopsy: NC man shot with TASER died of overdose

Fayetteville police used a TASER on Michael Evans, 56 - Full Story


Wired to kill: Are we innate murderers? Sgt. Steve "Pappy" Papenfuhs - Training to Think

Wired to kill: Are we innate murderers?

Each of us has contemplated the necessity of responding to a threat with deadly force - Full Story


IACP 2011: Officer safety is #1 concern of chiefs Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

IACP 2011: Officer safety is #1 concern of chiefs

What can we do to increase officer safety despite the declining budgetary resources most agencies have available? - Full Story


Machete-wielding man shot by LAPD

Man attacked a taco truck patron and was Tasered to no effect before being shot - Full Story


Appeals court: TASER use excessive in two cases

The 10-judge panel of the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling - Full Story


Video: Suspect wrestles cop to the ground, gets TASERed

Video: Suspect wrestles cop to the ground, gets TASERed

When Deputy Josh Barrett found a man sleeping in his car, he didn't expect a former state wrestler who was ready for another match. Upon waking, the ex-athlete throws punches and beats Barrett to the ground. Zap!

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