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Off-duty Chicago cop kills gunman in bar shooting

Off-duty Chicago police sergeant shot and killed a man who had just shot a fellow patron at a bar Sunday.

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Off-duty Chicago cop kills gunman in bar shooting

Off-duty Chicago police sergeant shot and killed a man who had just shot a fellow patron at a bar Sunday - Full Story

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Violence continues in Calif. police protests

Violence continues in Calif. police protests

Sunday's protest began peacefully on the University of California, Berkeley, campus but eventually grew rowdy and spilled into Oakland - Full Story

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Witness: Police likely saved lives in Mich. Amtrak attack

Witness: Police likely saved lives in Mich. Amtrak attack

Police officers struggling to get through a chaotic scene aboard an Amtrak train in Michigan are being credited with preventing even more bloodshed - Full Story

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Ohio deaths renew calls for action on replica guns

Ohio deaths renew calls for action on replica guns

Such deadly cases, while rare, have led to laws and legislation in states and cities across the country - Full Story

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Calif. protesters smash windows; 2 officers hurt

Calif. protesters smash windows; 2 officers hurt

Two officers were injured as a protest over police killings turned violent, with protesters smashing windows and throwing rocks and bricks at police - Full Story

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Arrest attempt turns to brawl in Texas drug raid

One suspect bit a deputy as DEA agents conducted an operation, leading to a scuffle.

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Video: Arrest attempt turns to brawl in Texas drug raid

One suspect bit a deputy as DEA agents conducted an operation, leading to a scuffle - Full Story

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Mother of Ariz. man shot by police: Case not about race

Suspect killed Tuesday by cop who mistook a pill bottle for a gun demonstrates the challenges agencies face at a time of unrest over police tactics - Full Story

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Report: Complaints against NYPD down

Allegations of abuse of force, abuse of authority, offensive language and discourtesy were all down this year - Full Story



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Use of Force Columnists

Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)
Use of Force and the Law Use of Force and the Law
with Ron Martinelli