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March 05, 2015

Knife-wielding man tells NM cops 'shoot me'

Department's police chief credited his officers for their handling of the potentially deadly incident.
March 04, 2015

Ga. officer shot and killed in ambush

Police were responding to reports of someone shooting a gun and were ambushed while trying to protect the residents.
March 04, 2015

2 Fla. cops shot after 911 call lures them into home

Suspect immediately began shooting when the two officers arrived — resulting in a 15 minute gun battle in which all 3 were injured.
March 02, 2015

LA police kill man during struggle on Skid Row

3 officers fatally shot a man Sunday after the suspect went for an officer's gun, authorities say.
February 26, 2015

Police probe UOF in arrest of Fla. suspect who severed cop's spine

An inquiry is underway into whether officers' use of force was justified in the pursuit of a suspect who is accused of crashing into a cop and badly injuring him.
February 25, 2015

Fla. cop investigated after confrontation with homeless man

Police have opened a criminal investigation into an officer who was videotaped pushing and slapping a homeless man at a bus terminal in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
February 24, 2015

Man charges at Md. cop before getting shot

Deputy commissioner called the actions of the suspect "very unusual" and "very menacing and threatening."
February 20, 2015

Use of force: A motiongraphic

Is there a brutality problem in America? This motiongraphic attempts to break down the numbers.
February 19, 2015

Justice Department may sue Ferguson PD

Preparation for legal action comes as Eric Holder nears an announcement of the DoJ’s findings on police force.



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