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News

Cop cleared in shooting of gunman in downtown Austin rampage

Grand jury declined to indict police sergeant who shot and killed a gunman who opened fire on government buildings - Full Story

News

LAPD officer gets jail for fatal arrest

Officer was sentenced to 16 months in jail after maximum three years was suspended by 20 months - Full Story

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No charges against Fla. officer in 2013 TASER death

State attorney said no charges were possible after a medical examiner death accidental and officer acted accordingly - Full Story

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Prosecutor probing fatal shooting of motorist by Ohio campus cop

Prosecutor probing fatal shooting of motorist by Ohio campus cop

After the officer stopped him, driver refused to provide a license, had an alcohol bottle and refused to get out - Full Story

Columns

Can stress and fatigue affect officer bias and decision-making? Jonathan Page - NeuroCop

Can stress and fatigue affect officer bias and decision-making?

The media and pundits say that race affects an officer’s decision to shoot and with some recent police shootings, anecdotal evidence points in that direction as well — but what does science say? - Full Story

Videos

Texas PD releases arrest footage of woman found dead in cell

The dashcam footage is consistent with information the officer provided to investigators

Videos

Video, audio detail start of Baltimore riot, police response

City surveillance video and police radio transmissions newly released by Baltimore authorities show the beginning of rioting and the police response.



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