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Minn. man, police K-9 dead after 16-hour standoff

Star TribuneHAM LAKE, Minn. — A Ham Lake man was found shot to death in his house Thursday after... - Full Story


Colo. police fatally shoot suspected kidnapper

Colo. police fatally shoot suspected kidnapper

Associated PressFORT COLLINS, Colo. — A Colorado man suspected of kidnapping his former fiancee... - Full Story


Minn. park police face excessive force suit

A mother whose son was killed by police in 2004 is accusing two park police officers of breaking her other son's arm - Full Story


No charges against Calif. cop who kicked suspect

Associated PressLOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County prosecutors have decided no charges will be filed... - Full Story


Calif. officers' stun gun use faces new scrutiny after federal ruling

By Sean Webby San Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE, Calif. — An appeals court ruling this week limiting... - Full Story


N.M. cops fire at suspect who slipped cuffs, stole cruiser

By Vic Vela Albuquerque JournalESPAÑOLA, N.M. — Police in Española opened fire on... - Full Story


TASER used to subdue Fla. man who kicked officer

The Associated PressOLDSMAR, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida man who called 911 claiming he'd... - Full Story


Ill. man accused of grabbing cop's pistol, firing gun

During the struggle, the gun discharged one round that didn't hit the officer - Full Story


A list of don'ts for police after Calif. court's stun gun ruling

Recently, a California court ruled that "police need reasons to believe a suspect is dangerous before... - Full Story

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