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2 NM officers charged with murder in deadly standoff

Officers fatally shot James Boyd, who was holding two knives, during an hourslong standoff in March - Full Story

Videos

Utah man fatally shot after attacking cop, dozens protest shooting

Officer shot and killed suspect after he began hitting the officer with a shovel.

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Video: Utah man fatally shot after attacking cop, dozens protest shooting

Officer shot and killed suspect after he began hitting the officer with a shovel - Full Story

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Dog may have led to fatal shooting of woman by Iowa officer

Woman was shot by officer during a domestic disturbance call Tuesday - Full Story

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Fla. officer struck by car shoots suspect

Fla. officer struck by car shoots suspect

Man sped from the scene after hitting the officer with his car but was later captured after causing a string of crashes - Full Story

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Judge: Rehire Cleveland cop fired after deadly pursuit

Judge also said two supervisors demoted for violating police protocol in the case should be reinstated - Full Story

Columns

Why cops need ‘decision space’ and how to create it Paul C. Wood - Dominating Your Operational Environment

Why cops need ‘decision space’ and how to create it

Our goal in any tactical situation should be to posture ourselves in a way that maximizes our time to decide and act while dominating the situation in time and space - Full Story

Videos

$8M suit filed in fatal Pa. police shooting of armed man

Todd William Shultz was shot 17 times outside of a Kmart in December 2012 after failing to drop a table knife and pair of scissors he was wielding.

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Video: $8M suit filed in fatal Pa. police shooting of armed man

Todd William Shultz was shot 17 times outside of a Kmart in December 2012 after failing to drop a table knife and pair of scissors he was wielding - Full Story

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Texas cop shot in face during standoff recovering

Texas cop shot in face during standoff recovering

A Texas police officer shot in the face during a standoff Tuesday is recovering after undergoing jaw reconstruction surgery - Full Story



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