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LA police kill man during struggle on Skid Row

3 officers fatally shot a man Sunday after the suspect went for an officer's gun, authorities say.

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Video: LA police kill man during struggle over service weapon

Video: LA police kill man during struggle over service weapon

Officer's gun was found partly cocked and jammed with a bullet in the chamber and another in the ejection port, indicating a struggle for the weapon - Full Story

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2 arrested in shooting of Calif. cop during stop

Incident erupted into a gun battle between officers and at least one man Saturday - Full Story

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Trooper assaulted, man TASERed in Pa. pursuit

Troopers found 15 bags of heroin, a bag of crack-cocaine and a small amount of marijuana with the suspect - Full Story

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Lawyer claims 2nd autopsy in Wash. OIS contradicts officials

Question of whether or not suspect was shot in the back is at the center of two conflicting autopsy reports - Full Story

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Police probe UOF in arrest of Fla. suspect who severed cop's spine

An inquiry is underway into whether officers' use of force was justified in the pursuit of a suspect who is accused of crashing into a cop and badly injuring him.

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Video: Police probe UOF in arrest of Fla. suspect who severed cop's spine

Video: Police probe UOF in arrest of Fla. suspect who severed cop's spine

Inquiry underway into whether officers' use of force was justified in the pursuit of a suspect who is accused of crashing into a cop and badly injuring him - Full Story

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Official: Man killed in Wash. OIS wasn't shot in back

Official: Man killed in Wash. OIS wasn't shot in back

Three officers fired 17 shots at an unarmed Mexican man in Washington state, and five or six of the bullets hit him - Full Story

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Ga. cop cleared in shooting of handcuffed man

Grand jury concluded Wednesday that the suspect was armed with a handgun that police missed while patting him down - Full Story

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NYPD commish defends 'work in progress' retraining program

Officers attending training were reportedly told to 'close their eyes' and do breathing exercises during tense situations - Full Story



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