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4 NY cops hurt after man throws bike from balcony

Four NYPD officers were injured after a man hurled a child’s bicycle from a fifth-floor balcony during the arrest of a suspect Sunday - Full Story

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CHP officer scuffles with woman on freeway

Woman had been walking on Interstate 10 near Los Angeles, endangering herself and people in traffic, and the officer was trying to restrain her.

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Video: CHP officer scuffles with woman on freeway

Woman had been walking on Interstate 10 near Los Angeles, endangering herself and people in traffic, and the officer was trying to restrain her - Full Story

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2 officers shot near Denver recovering

Officers' vests "played a key role" in saving their lives - Full Story

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2 officers shot near Denver; suspect held

Man shot and wounded two suburban Denver police officers Saturday night when they went to his residence to check on his welfare - Full Story

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Ind. officer dies after gun battle

Ind. officer dies after gun battle

Veteran Indianapolis officer died after he and another patrolman exchanged gunfire with a suspect in an alley Saturday night - Full Story

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ASU wants FBI civil rights investigation following arrest of professor

An Arizona State University officer involved in the arrest of an ASU professor in a video that went viral has been placed on leave - Full Story

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Man killed in Seattle OIS: 'I've got a pistol, too'

Police fatally shot a man Tuesday night after he led state troopers on a pursuit before pulling a gun on an officer.

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Video: Man killed in Seattle OIS: 'I've got a pistol, too'

Police fatally shot a man Tuesday night after he led state troopers on a pursuit before pulling a gun on an officer - Full Story

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Jury rejects lawsuit against BART officer in fatal shooting

Federal jury decided unanimously that the BART officer who shot Oscar Grant III in 2009 owed no compensation to Grant's father - Full Story



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