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Ga. man attacking traffic with 'medieval' sword shot by police

Officers got calls Wednesday about a man walking in and out of traffic carrying the sword and occasionally swiping at cars - Full Story

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Parole agent shoots gunman 3 times in hospital standoff

Agent Clint Lund fired three shots at the man in a hospital lobby after he refused to drop his weapons.

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Video: Parole agent shoots gunman 3 times in hospital standoff

Video: Parole agent shoots gunman 3 times in hospital standoff

Agent Clint Lund fired three shots at the man in a hospital lobby after he refused to drop his weapons - Full Story

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NYPD custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic

The tactic is under renewed scrutiny, with some lawmakers and experts saying the decades-old theory no longer applies to a city with far less crime - Full Story

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2 Texas officers shot during standoff, suspect dead

2 Texas officers shot during standoff, suspect dead

29-year-old capital murder suspect had been spraying bullets toward officers who were outside the house in the town of La Joya - Full Story

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NYPD cops to get training after in-custody death

Speaking at a Tuesday afternoon briefing, NYC Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said the death of Eric Garner highlighted a need for improved training - Full Story

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NY cops subdue suicidal armed robber after gun jams

As police approached, the man held the gun to his head before pointing it at officers

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Video: NY cops subdue suicidal armed robber after gun jams

Video: NY cops subdue suicidal armed robber after gun jams

As police approached, the man held the gun to his head before pointing it at officers - Full Story

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Man arrested in Kan. pursuit that left girl dead

Man arrested in Kan. pursuit that left girl dead

Police Chief Pat Kitchens declined to discuss details of the case or declare that the suspect had fired the fatal shot - Full Story

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Union: Video shows woman attacked cop at gay pride parade

More pictures and video have surfaced showing what happened before a city officer punched a woman at the city's gay pride parade and festival last month - Full Story



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