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Cleveland cops in deadly '12 pursuit file lawsuit against PD

Nine officers are accusing the Cleveland police department of racial discrimination in the wake of the deadly November 2012 pursuit - Full Story

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5 cops wounded, 79 arrested in SF Ferguson protest

Several windows were broken and objects, including a traffic sign, were thrown at police during violent downtown protests in San Francisco on Friday.

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Video: 5 cops wounded, 79 arrested in SF Ferguson protest

Video: 5 cops wounded, 79 arrested in SF Ferguson protest

Several windows were broken and objects, including a traffic sign, were thrown at police during violent downtown protests in San Francisco on Friday - Full Story

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Cop's dad: Officer who shot boy holding replica had no choice

Cleveland policeman who fatally shot boy thought his pellet gun was a real firearm and later said he had no choice.

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Cop's dad: Officer who shot boy holding replica had no choice

Cop's dad: Officer who shot boy holding replica had no choice

Officer, who joined Cleveland police in March, is described by others as a quiet, respectful guy - Full Story

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Police: Austin shooter harbored extremist views

Police: Austin shooter harbored extremist views

Man who shot up downtown Austin and tried to burn the Mexican Consulate appeared to be planning a broader attack - Full Story

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Trending Topics: When the streets fill with chaos

By PoliceOne Staff For this week's 'Trending Topics,' we revisit the subject of crowds turning... - Full Story

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Obama wants more cops wearing body cams

Obama wants more cops wearing body cams

Obama is proposing a three-year, $263M spending package to increase use of body cams, expand police training and add more resources for department reform - Full Story

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Ferguson mayor: No severance package for Wilson

Ferguson mayor: No severance package for Wilson

Officer Darren Wilson won't receive any further pay or benefits, and he and the city have cut their ties - Full Story

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Officer Darren Wilson resigns from Ferguson PD

Officer Darren Wilson resigns from Ferguson PD

Wilson, who has been on administrative leave since the fatal Aug. 9 shooting in Ferguson, resigned effective immediately - Full Story



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