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Prisoner shot by officer during transport at Texas airport

Prisoner shot by officer during transport at Texas airport

A prisoner trying to escape while being transported through Terminal C at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport was shot by the officer who was escorting him - Full Story

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Use-of-force expert finds hidden truth in 'incriminating' video Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Use-of-force expert finds hidden truth in 'incriminating' video

Lt. Paul Marik of the Pleasant Prairie (Wis.) PD painstakingly reviewed a dash-cam recording frame by frame, breaking it down into fractions of a second, allowing him to “see the action as someone would feel it” - Full Story

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Hundreds protest fatal police shooting in Wash.

Hundreds protest fatal police shooting in Wash.

Coroner has decided to order an inquest, which would be open to the public, in hopes of calming "some of the fears and outrage of the community" - Full Story

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Colo. man killed in OIS may have sought suicide by cop, dad says

Colo. man killed in OIS may have sought suicide by cop, dad says

Brian Fritze died Tuesday following a pursuit after he was accused of beating an unidentified woman - Full Story

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India 'disturbed' by Ala. use of force incident, cop fired

Officer Eric Parker was arrested and is being fired after man from India was slammed to the ground and injured while visiting relatives in Alabama.

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India 'disturbed' by Ala. use of force incident, cop fired

Officer Eric Parker was arrested and is being fired after man from India was slammed to the ground and injured while visiting relatives in Alabama - Full Story

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Protesters plan more rallies over fatal Wash. OIS

Police say suspect threw multiple rocks, hitting two officers, and refused to put down other stones before he was shot - Full Story

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LA officer who saw replica gun shoots teen

Shot and wounded a 15-year-old boy in the back after spotting him in an alley standing near someone holding what appeared to be a gun - Full Story

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FBI director: US at crossroads on race relations, policing

FBI director: US at crossroads on race relations, policing

James Comey used a speech at Georgetown University to offer his most expansive take on a debate that has roiled in the country - Full Story



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