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October 20, 2014

Riots break out after WVU football win

Police used pepper spray and chemical munitions to disperse groups of rioters after they ignored warnings to disperse.
October 14, 2014

NM officer fatally shoots teen carrying replica

June 8 shooting of a teenager who displayed what turned out to be a cap gun was determined to be justified Wednesday.
October 07, 2014

Traffic stop prompts suit over window-smashing, TASER

In a two-page rebuttal, police said they resorted to force only after the passenger repeatedly refused to leave the car and kept reaching toward the back seat.
October 06, 2014

Utah officer shoots man who pulled fake gun

Police have released body camera footage capturing the July 10 shooting of a man who posted threats against police online and brandished a fake gun.
October 06, 2014

Colo. officer wounded, suspect dead after shootout

The police officer was responding to a "welfare check" on a man who was lying in a stairwell of an apartment Sunday.
October 02, 2014

Man slams into Subway in bizarre Texas pursuit

Foot pursuit continued even after the suspect was hit with a baton and ended with him slamming an SUV into a restaurant.
October 02, 2014

NYPD: Police mistakenly kill man in confrontation

An unarmed man who intervened in a confrontation between police and a knife-wielding assailant died of a gunshot to the back.
September 30, 2014

Body cam helps justify fatal Utah police shooting

20-year-old repeatedly ignored commands to show his hands and made a motion the officer believed looked like he was pulling a gun from his waistband.
September 29, 2014

NJ cop stabbed, suspect shot after attempted gun-grab

15-year veteran officer was stabbed with a 10-12 inch steak knife during a struggle on a sidewalk.



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