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Calif. police to pay $97,500 in use-of-force settlement

San Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE, Calif. — Amid mounting allegations of excessive police force, San... - Full Story

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Ark. officer who used stun gun on combative girl fired

By Jill Zeman Bleed Associated PressLITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The police officer in a small Arkansas... - Full Story

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Lone Seattle officer fatally shoots suspect in officers' deaths

By Gene Johnson The Associated PressSEATTLE — The man suspected of gunning down four police officers... - Full Story

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N.J. rules too tight for stun gun use

Glouscester County TimesGLOUCESTER COUNTY, N.J. — Though New Jersey has become the last state in... - Full Story

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Editorial: BART officer acted properly, but media didn't

By Steve Gray Guest Commentary Contra Costa TimesSAN FRANCISCO — As a gratefully retired police... - Full Story

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San Jose police clarify response to mental disturbances

Lisa Fernandez San Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE, Calif. — Despite a police supervisor's earlier statements... - Full Story

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Minn. cop probed for citizen's arrest of kids

BY David Chanen Minneapolis Star TribuneThe 13-year-old son of John and Tara Farrell and a 12-year-old... - Full Story

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N.J. cops get stun guns, but policy contains limits

N.J. cops get stun guns, but policy contains limits

By Edward Colimore Philadelphia InquirerThe New Jersey attorney general yesterday approved the use of... - Full Story

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Arrest video has Calif. transit police on guard

By Terry Collins Associated PressOAKLAND, Calif. — The troubles of the San Francisco Bay area's... - Full Story

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Calif. department has a different strategy for dealing with mentally ill suspects

By Lisa Fernandez San Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE, Calif. — One out of every four San Jose police... - Full Story



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