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Dallas to withhold names of officers involved in shootings for 48 hours

The union had pushed for the department to keep the officers’ names out of the media after a shooting indefinitely - Full Story


Shootings by LAPD double in 'alarming' trend

Officers have opened fire 45 times this year compared to 23 times during the same period last year - Full Story


Report: La. cop accused in boy's death had prior run-ins with family

One officer had reportedly been messaging Chris Few's fiancée on Facebook and came to her home prior to the shooting of Few and his son - Full Story


How Ferguson changed my job as police chief Kenneth Berkowitz - The Suburban Chief

How Ferguson changed my job as police chief

We take our marching orders from the citizens we serve, so we need to be flexible, innovative, and fearless enough to change with the expectations of our residents - Full Story


Supreme Court gives police using deadly force in pursuits more immunity

The ruling bolsters previous decisions that give police the benefit of the doubt when they encounter dangerous situations - Full Story


Okla. officer opens fire as vehicle rams into him

The officer was attempting to stop a suspect in a stolen vehicle.


Ala. officers suspended after university arrest video surfaces

Officers are shown using stun guns and batons on people at a university campus - Full Story


La. police arrest 2 officers in autistic boy's death

The boy was shot when he was in the front seat of a vehicle officers fired into during a pursuit with the boy's father - Full Story

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