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Video: Investigation after Philly cop's scuffle with man over fare

Shows the man swinging back at the officer and later being forcibly removed while holding the small girl - Full Story

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Philly officer shoving man with toddler over $2.25 fare

Security video appears to show a Philadelphia transit officer shove a man holding a toddler against the wall and grab him by the throat as they argued over whether he paid the $2.25 fare

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Judge dismisses suit over Calif OIS

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against three Oxnard police officers involved in the shooting of a mentally ill man in 2012 - Full Story

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Police shootings in Philly plunge

Police shootings in Philly plunge

Officer-involved shootings have plunged since a spike three years ago - Full Story

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DOJ asks Baltimore residents about police conduct

DOJ asks Baltimore residents about police conduct

Residents who attended the forum at the University of Baltimore Law School broke up into small groups to speak one-on-one with agency attorneys about their experiences with the police - Full Story

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NYPD launches new community policing plans

NYPD launches new community policing plans

The program, dubbed "One City: Safe and Fair Everywhere," is being launched after an 18-month department review by Police Commissioner William Bratton - Full Story

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Report: Autopsy finds 'high-energy injury' in Gray's death

The report says Gray's death could not be ruled an accident and is instead a homicide because officers didn't follow safety procedures - Full Story

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Ferguson citizens want body cams on cops

Ferguson citizens want body cams on cops

They have organized an effort to require police to wear body cameras - Full Story

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NM cops face second-degree murder charges in standoff

Stemming from last year's shooting death of a homeless man, officers could face up to 15 years in prison - Full Story



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