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September 02, 2014

Pit bull fatally shot after biting officer, charging another

The incident occurred after an officer responding to a domestic disturbance call was bitten by the dog.
September 02, 2014

SC cop shot 3 times, suspect dies in police HQ shootout

A man fired shots into a police headquarters and struck an officer three times Monday after killing his stepfather earlier that night.
September 02, 2014

Suspected carjacker shot by police in Portland freeway standoff

The ensuing standoff with the wounded suspect led to a long Labor Day closure of the freeway.
August 29, 2014

Minn. police defend arrest gone viral

St. Paul police responded Thursday to criticism over officers' interaction with a man, including police use of a Taser, saying a video doesn't tell the whole story.
August 28, 2014

Man stabs Atlanta cop with butcher knife, gets shot

Man stabbed an officer in the back with a 14-inch long butcher knife before another cop shot the suspect.
August 27, 2014

PD defends actions of cop in traffic stop gone viral

Video shows the officer pulling a gun on the occupants of a vehicle during a traffic stop.
August 27, 2014

US marshals in NYC shootout; suspect wounded

Fugitive armed with two handguns and wearing body armor fired several rounds at officers, who fired back.
August 27, 2014

'Cops' TV show staffer shot and killed during taping of robbery

Officials said the only shots fired appear to be from police.
August 26, 2014

Assault of cop, takedown of suspect proves utility of body cams

Police chief is praising his agency’s investment in body cameras after a video captured an incident that may have been misconstrued as excessive force.



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Use of Force Columnists

The Winning Mind The Winning Mind
with Dave Smith
Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement Less Lethal Issues in Law Enforcement
with Capt. Greg Meyer (ret.)