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Reality Training: Surviving a confrontation after you're shot

The shooting of Albuquerque Officer Lou Golson during a traffic stop is a harrowing reminder of how quickly police can find themselves in a battle for survival. Dave Smith takes a look at the body camera footage and offers key tactics to help officers win the fight.

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Md. senators support federal police probe in Baltimore

Md. senators support federal police probe in Baltimore

Broad investigation could eventually force the city to make changes under the oversight of an outside monitor - Full Story

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Police: Weapons, survival gear found at site of deadly 26-hour Ohio standoff

Police: Weapons, survival gear found at site of deadly 26-hour Ohio standoff

Home where man was killed by police contained loaded assault weapons, ammo and survivalist bags with food and medical supplies - Full Story

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Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas terror plot

Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas terror plot

Final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen" - Full Story

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In reversal, Baltimore mayor asks for federal police probe

In reversal, Baltimore mayor asks for federal police probe

Mayor's request came a day after new Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited the city and pledged to improve the police department - Full Story

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Closing arguments underway in Cleveland officer's trial

Closing arguments underway in Cleveland officer's trial

Charged in the deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire at the end of a chaotic 2012 pursuit - Full Story

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Baltimore PD reform will be time-consuming, costly

Baltimore PD reform will be time-consuming, costly

Attorney General Loretta Lynch was in Baltimore on Tuesday. DOJ officials accompanying her included the head of the civil rights division - Full Story

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Off-duty Ill. cop shot while leaving for work

58-year-old officer was leaving for work when he was approached by two males armed with a gun - Full Story

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NC teen wearing vest shoots cop during domestic call

Lt. James Quattlebaum is expected to recover.



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