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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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Tenn. cop hit in blue-on-blue during shootout, suspect killed

Memphis cop shot Tuesday night at a home where a suspect was killed by police was wounded by another officer - Full Story

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Rookie NY cop pleads not guilty to manslaughter in stairwell shooting

Rookie NY cop pleads not guilty to manslaughter in stairwell shooting

Officer has been charged with manslaughter, official misconduct and other charges in the accidental shooting death of a man in a darkened stairwell - Full Story

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Va. DUI suspect catches fire after cops use ECD

Police believe the suspect came in contact with gasoline during the crash, causing the fire after the ECD connected - Full Story

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Wash. police fatally shoot man in disturbance call

Witnesses say the suspect picked up a rock and appeared like he wanted to fight officers who responded to the disturbance call Tuesday.

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Video: Wash. police fatally shoot man in disturbance call

Video: Wash. police fatally shoot man in disturbance call

Man who was shot and killed by officers at a busy intersection had thrown multiple rocks, hitting two officers, and had refused to put down other stones - Full Story

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Hearings to begin on governor's tactics for Ferguson unrest

Hearings to begin on governor's tactics for Ferguson unrest

The bipartisan panel is to first hear testimony from local officials as a prelude to calling upon members of Gov. Jay Nixon's administration in the coming weeks - Full Story

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Rookie cop indicted in fatal shooting of man in NYC stairwell

Rookie cop indicted in fatal shooting of man in NYC stairwell

Rookie cop fired into a darkened stairwell at a Brooklyn public housing complex, accidentally killing a man who had been waiting for an elevator - Full Story



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