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ECD used on diabetic NH driver who refused orders after crash

An officer feared he was in danger when he twice used a stun gun on a 78-year-old diabetic driver with low blood sugar who crashed into several cars and refused orders to stop - Full Story

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Family of slain Calif. bank heist hostage blames police

Missy Holt-Singh was shot July 16 during a high-speed pursuit and shootout between police and three robbers - Full Story

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Ferguson PD may roll out 'air bag for bullet' as less lethal option

Bullet embeds itself into a new round projectile the size of a ping pong ball.

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Ferguson PD may roll out 'air bag for bullet' as less lethal option

Bullet embeds itself into a new round projectile the size of a ping pong ball - Full Story

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Man killed in shootout with Calif. deputies was former cop

Man who was shot and killed after opening fire on a police helicopter has been identified as a former CHP officer.

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How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism

The premise that there is a systemic racial problem in American law enforcement is simply unfounded and without merit - Full Story

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Ill. cop acquitted in beanbag death of knife-wielding man

Officer Craig Taylor said during a bench trial last month that he feared for his life during the July 2013 confrontation at an assisted living facility - Full Story

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Man killed in shootout with Calif. deputies was former cop

Man killed in shootout with Calif. deputies was former cop

Man who was shot and killed after opening fire on a police helicopter has been identified as a former CHP officer - Full Story

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SC man shot by trooper in viral video gets $285K settlement

Officer was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature in connection to the shooting - Full Story

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Fugitive shot by Fla. deputies after ramming squad, pinning deputy

Officers fired shots at the vehicle in an attempt to stop an armed robbery suspect who escaped from a Tenn. mental-health facility in January.



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