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City set to pay $525k for autistic teen hit by police

Under a settlement advanced tuesday by a City Council committee, $525k would go to the family of 16-year-old Oscar Guzman - Full Story


Mo. police fatally shoot man brandishing handgun

Police say at first an officer thought a bullet penetrated his pants leg - Full Story


Feds stepping up excessive force cases

'Pattern and practice' investigations are on a steep upswing, according to a review of Justice Department statistics - Full Story


Lawsuit filed for use of tear gas in Pa.

A Derry woman has filed a federal lawsuit against the borough and its police chief in federal court for police actions during a 10-hour standoff - Full Story


NYPD: Officers kill armed man reacting to robbery

A patrolman, responding to a report of an armed robbery in progress, opened fire after the victim ignored orders to freeze - Full Story


DOJ: No charges for cop in death of Seattle woodcarver

John T. Williams had just crossed a street while holding a knife and a block of wood when Officer Ian Birk ordered him to drop the knife - Full Story


Video: Woman punched by LA cop on bus speaks out

'She's trying to pick a fight with anybody,' 911 caller said - Full Story


Chief, principal defend NC cop who fired TASER at student

A school resource officer used his TASER to put an end to a schoolyard altercation between a 17-year-old and another student - Full Story


Man who escaped after Baltimore cop attacked is arrested

Suspect remained on the run thanks to an assailant who tackled police in a videotaped struggle that went viral - Full Story

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Use of Force Columnists

Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)
Use of Force and the Law Use of Force and the Law
with Ron Martinelli