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Video: Texas police fatally shoot armed robbery suspect holding hostage

Video: Texas police fatally shoot armed robbery suspect holding hostage

The gunman was confronted by officers as he was forcing the hostage inside a vehicle - Full Story

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Memorial springs up on Ore. highway for rancher as standoff continues

Memorial springs up on Ore. highway for rancher as standoff continues

Activists are urging people who oppose a "militarized police presence" in Burns, Oregon, to converge on the small town near a wildlife refuge that has been occupied by an armed group - Full Story

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Attorney: Chicago officer didn't tamper with dashcam in McDonald shooting

The squad car video of the McDonald shooting contradicted officer accounts that McDonald lunged at them - Full Story

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Policing Matters Podcast: UOF reform concerns, attack on Philly cop, terrorism and officer safety Jim Dudley and Doug Wyllie - Policing Matters

Policing Matters Podcast: UOF reform concerns, attack on Philly cop, terrorism and officer safety

PoliceOne Editor in Chief Doug Wyllie and retired San Francisco officer Jim Dudley discuss current news, offer advice, thoughts, tips and laughs for officers - Full Story

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Ill. Supreme Court kills law protecting police from lawsuits

Responders will no longer have blanket immunity from lawsuits brought by individuals who accuse them of improper protection - Full Story

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DA: SF mayor, police chief uncooperative in misconduct probe

Police officials said the fatal shooting suspect was in an earlier stabbing, armed with a knife and refused to drop it - Full Story

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Chicago police to get more training on mental illness

The goal of the new program is to make sure first responders 'have the right training, practice, and preparations' - Full Story

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Audit: DC police don't use firearms excessively

Washington's police department agreed voluntarily to Justice Department oversight in 2001 - Full Story

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Ga. trooper wounded in gun battle improving after surgery

Trooper Jacob Fields was shot in the leg and stomach just below his ballistic vest - Full Story

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3 more arrested as Bundy urges refuge occupiers to leave

3 more arrested as Bundy urges refuge occupiers to leave

It was unclear whether the rest of Bundy's followers still holed up at the refuge were ready to heed his advice - Full Story



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