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FBI investigated gunman for terror prior to Texas attack

FBI investigated gunman for terror prior to Texas attack

Police killed two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Texas on Sunday night - Full Story

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Obama administration to spend $20M on body cams

Obama administration to spend $20M on body cams

Will make $20 million available to cities across the country to expand the use of body cameras worn by police in an effort to improve trust with communities - Full Story

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ACLU rolls out smartphone app aimed to preserve videos of police

Law professor called it a "great irony" that the ACLU, a long-time champion of individual privacy, is now encouraging people to take videos of others - Full Story

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Video: Mich. cop fatally shoots fleeing driver at traffic stop

Video: Mich. cop fatally shoots fleeing driver at traffic stop

The passenger leaped into the driver's seat and attempted to take off, in the direction of an officer - Full Story

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Video: Mich. chief says dash cam refutes brutality claim

Video: Mich. chief says dash cam refutes brutality claim

Michael Sollitt Kinney was pursued in July 2013 for driving erratically — at one point nearly slamming into an oncoming vehicle before crashing - Full Story

Videos

Fla. OIS under renewed scrutiny after footage released

Officer said he believed suspect was reaching for a gun and only fired shots after the man failed to comply with commands in the 2013 incident.

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Video: Fla. OIS under renewed scrutiny after footage released

Officer said he believed suspect was reaching for a gun and only fired shots after the man failed to comply with commands - Full Story

Columns

Debunking 6 myths about in-custody death Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Debunking 6 myths about in-custody death

At this year’s 2015 ILEETA conference, expert Lawrence offered the following about the misconceptions surrounding in-custody deaths and injuries - Full Story

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2 Dallas officers won't be indicted in fatal OIS

A grand jury has declined to indict two Dallas police officers who fatally shot a mentally ill man armed with a screwdriver in an incident last year - Full Story

Videos

Okla. man killed after shooting 2 cops, setting house on fire

A sheriff’s deputy and a police officer were shot Thursday by a suspect who was then killed by police.



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Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)
Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts
with Force Science Institute