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November 12, 2014

Kan. officer shoots man armed with knives

Officer opened fire after man wielding dual knives took a fighting stance and yelled, "you're gonna shoot me, you're gonna shoot me."
November 11, 2014

NAACP seeks federal review of Utah police shooting

Utah County attorney's office ruled last week that the two officers involved were justified in the shooting because they feared for their lives and the lives of others.
November 11, 2014

Idaho police fatally shoot knife-wielding woman

Dash and body camera footage has been released of a deadly July 8 shooting of a woman armed with a knife who charged officers.
November 11, 2014

NY deputy charged, steps down after release of viral video

Sheriff's sergeant abruptly resigned Monday as he was charged with official misconduct and harassment after a video was posted on the Internet over the weekend.
November 10, 2014

Austin police open fire on man armed with rifle

Dash cam video of the 2013 standoff has been released following grand jury ruling that use of force was justified.
November 10, 2014

LA police kill suspect after pursuit marked by gunfire

Los Angeles police fatally shot a man wanted on an assault charge Saturday night after a pursuit that involved multiple exchanges of gunfire.
November 07, 2014

Minn. man attacks nurses in hospital rampage

A video released Thursday by police documents a man's brutal attack on hospital staff that ended with the suspect dying in handcuffs.
November 06, 2014

Ohio officer shot, suspect hit by cruiser

An officer was shot as several uniformed and plainclothes officers tried to box the suspect's car in Wednesday.
November 05, 2014

NJ officer shot saved by vest, man arrested

A veteran police sergeant’s vest is being credited for saving him in a Wednesday confrontation that ended in gunfire.



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