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U of Cincinnati hires police consultant after fatal shooting

New York City-based Exiger said it plans to use a 12-member team of policing experts to assess policies, procedures and training practices - Full Story


Ohio officer shot, suspect found dead

Authorities say a man shot an Ohio police officer before he was found dead in his car from a gunshot wound - Full Story


Police officials quarrel over when to use force

The police group said setting different policies and standards would lead to confusion - Full Story


Wash. bill aims to easily charge officers after fatal shootings

Washington is one the hardest states in the nation to charge an officer for use of deadly force - Full Story


Fla. deputy, suspect wounded during standoff

The man told deputies he had three firearms and was going to kill himself and officers - Full Story


Debriefing a siege: What the Ala. bunker standoff can teach cops about successful hostage rescue Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

Debriefing a siege: What the Ala. bunker standoff can teach cops about successful hostage rescue

Successful planning, rehearsal and execution can only be achieved through well-trained and capable SWAT operators - Full Story


Retired cop files complaint against Philly cops

He claims the officers forced their way into his house, handcuffed him, and threatened to haul him off to jail - Full Story


Detroit-area officer gets 13 months in prison for assault

The violent incident was recorded on a dashcam, but it wasn't known publicly until weeks later when local news aired it - Full Story

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