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Wis. chief treading carefully after fatal OIS

Wis. chief treading carefully after fatal OIS

Chief said he has gone out of his way to avoid what he once called Ferguson's "missteps" - Full Story

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Man in Skid Row OIS is identified

Man in Skid Row OIS is identified

Path to Skid Row was marked by mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years - Full Story

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Police: Slain Philly cop a hero in 'fierce' gun battle with 2

Police: Slain Philly cop a hero in 'fierce' gun battle with 2

Officer Robert Wilson III was at the counter of a GameStop Thursday when two armed brothers entered - Full Story

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Philly cop killed in shooting, 2 in custody

Officer was shot in the head after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a GameStop - Full Story

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Jury sides with Chicago cops in fatal OIS, awards no damages

While the jury's verdict was a clear vindication for the officers, the case may be far from over - Full Story

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Knife-wielding man tells NM cops 'shoot me'

Department's police chief credited his officers for their handling of the potentially deadly incident.

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Video: Knife-wielding man tells NM cops 'shoot me'

Video: Knife-wielding man tells NM cops 'shoot me'

Department's police chief credited his officers for their handling of the potentially deadly incident - Full Story

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Key findings in the DOJ report on Darren Wilson

Key findings in the DOJ report on Darren Wilson

Report says there were no credible witnesses who incriminated Wilson and whose accounts were consistent with prior statements - Full Story

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Failures by 3 governments preceded man's death in Skid Row OIS

Failures by 3 governments preceded man's death in Skid Row OIS

The problems began in the late 1990s when French officials gave suspect a passport under what turned out to be a stolen name - Full Story

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Man killed by LAPD stole French identity, was wanted by police

Man killed by LAPD stole French identity, was wanted by police

Had past bank robbery conviction, wanted probation status and lived under false name - Full Story



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