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LAPD honors officers for their bravery and, for the first time, their restraint
Los Angeles Police Officer Danielle Lopez and her partner were driving to a South L.A. jail when they spotted a man in the middle of the street pointing an assault rifle at other cars. The officers jumped out and drew their guns. “Drop the gun!” Lopez remembers shouting at the man. “Drop the gun!”...
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Third of police shootings started with foot chases, Tribune analysis finds
Levail Smith had just cracked open a can of beer outside a Rogers Park laundromat on the Fourth of July two years ago when a Chicago police tactical officer pulled over his unmarked car and approached him. Smith, a 45-year-old ex-Marine with a history of mental problems, walked away briskly, ignoring...
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Washington state will not charge police in Mexican laborer's slaying
SEATTLE (Reuters) - The U.S. state of Washington has decided not to file criminal charges against the three police officers who fatally shot an undocumented Mexican farm worker in 2015 after he threw rocks at them and ran through a crowded intersection.
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Detroit considering stun guns for police officers
DETROIT (AP) - An 11-member board that has some oversight of the Detroit police department is seeking public opinion on arming officers with stun guns. Chief James Craig supports the use of Tasers, saying they're a tool that an officer can use instead of deadly force. He's familiar with them ...
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Attorney general won't file charges in police shooting case
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state on Thursday closed its investigation into the shooting death of a Mexican national by Pasco police, and concluded that no charges would be filed against the three officers involved.
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Detroit police revisit arming officers with Tasers
Chief supports them as a way to avoid using deadly force; others say there’s still risk of death when deployed        
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Man fatally shot by SWAT officer after threatening children with knife, Baltimore police say
A SWAT team member fatally shot a 39-year-old man who allegedly was threatening two young children with a large butcher knife during a barricade situation in a West Baltimore rowhome on Friday morning, according to Baltimore Police.The man, who was not identified Friday, was a homeless relative...
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Senate panel advances deadly force legislation
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Senate committee has approved a compromise bill that would lower the bar for bringing criminal charges against law-enforcement officers who use deadly force. The measure was approved Thursday with bipartisan support by the Law and Justice Committee, The Seattle Times reports ( ). Current law ...
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Devil’s in details for cops with OT
Boston police officers and detectives earned millions of dollars in detail pay last year — with 17 pulling in more than $100,000 — in what some law enforcement experts warn is risky on-the-beat behavior that can lead to fatigue, potentially placing the public and even the cops in danger.
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Coalition demands clarity after fatal police shooting
19-year-old Raynard Burton was slain by a gunshot wound to the right chest, says the medical examiner        
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Police continue to investigate fatal officer-involved shooting in North Center
Chicago police on Saturday continued to investigate an officer-involved shooting of a 55-year-old woman fatally shot by officers in the North Center community Friday. Officers shot the woman around 6 p.m. in the 3900 block of North Western Avenue near a CVS Pharmacy store where she was reportedly...
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Police killings rise to an estimated 136 in first 6 weeks of 2017
An estimated 136 people have been killed by police in the first month and a half of 2017, according to a law enforcement watchdog group. Last year they counted 123 deaths for the same period. Read Full Article at
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Judge says Dakota pipeline protest suit unlikely to succeed
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dakota Access pipeline opponents involved in a violent clash with police in North Dakota in November are unlikely to succeed in a lawsuit alleging excessive force and civil rights violations, a federal judge said Tuesday.
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Man suspected of robbing Las Vegas woman and threatening children arrested
Bryan Hatfield, 28, was arrested Tuesday in connection to the robbery on the 7000 block of Grandiose Court, the Metropolitan Police Department said.
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Cleveland police exchange gunfire with suspects; 1 person wounded
Three suspects were taken into custody, police say. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A suspect was wounded early Thursday morning after police exchanged gunfire with a group of men on the city's East Side. Police say officers responded to a FirstEnergy facility at the corner of East 146th Street and Miles Avenue just before 2 a.m. on a report of trespassing. After arriving, shots were fired at the officers, who then returned fire, police say. One suspect, an 18-year-old male, was wounded in the shoulder. The other suspects tried to run from police but three were caught. However, a fourth suspect remains at-large, police say. A handgun was recovered at the scene. The wounded suspect was taken to University Hospital for treatment. Two of the males arrested are 17 years old, and the third is an adult male whose age was not released. No officers were injured. The department's Use of Deadly Force Investigation Team is investigating the incident, police say. If you'd like to comment on this story, go to the comments section.
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Minnesota officer to appear in court in fatal shooting
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota police officer who shot a black man during a traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb is expected to appear in court on criminal charges. St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez was charged this week with second-degree manslaughter. Prosecutors say Yanez was not ...
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'Not justified:' Cop who killed black man Philando Castile in his car charged with manslaughter
A police officer in Minnesota who shot and killed Philando Castile, during a routine traffic stop, was charged with second-degree manslaughter. Castille's girlfriend went on Facebook Live following the incident. Read Full Article at
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Man dies 3 days after fight with police in Maryland
MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (AP) — A man has died, days after fighting with Baltimore County police officers who were called to his home because he was behaving strangely, and a lawyer for the man's family said it's clear that officers…
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Why First Aid Is Often Lacking in the Moments After a Police Shooting
A police research group suggests that departments install requirements for officers to render first aid, even to people they may have just shot.
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Protest erupts after police kill black man in Carolina
Protesters blocked a highway and clashed with police in Charlotte, North Carolina, early on Wednesday morning after officers fatally shot a black man they said had a gun when they approached him in a parking lot.
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Clashes, tear gas, cops injured after 'disabled, unarmed' black man shot dead by Charlotte police
Details of Keith Lamont Scott's shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, are in dispute as protests and clashes break out and police deploy tear gas. Officers say Scott aroused suspicion after being seen with a gun, but others claim all he had was a book. Read Full Article at
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Albuquerque police make strides in 2 years since killing mentally ill man
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police botched a standoff two years ago that led to the death of a mentally ill homeless camper, missing the opportunity to calm a volatile situation and shooting the man who had two pocket knives but posed no immediate threat, a police expert said Tuesday at the trial of two former officers charged with murder.
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Police Commission faults LAPD officers in 2 deadly shootings
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Commission decided Tuesday that LAPD officers violated deadly force rules in two controversial fatal shootings last year, including one in which a woman armed with a knife was shot and another in which officers killed a man who had thrown a beer bottle at their patrol vehicle.
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Man Killed by Tulsa Police Posed No Threat, His Family Says
The family of Terence Crutcher said his hands were in the air when he was shot by a Tulsa, Okla., police officer last week.
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Police Commission faults LAPD officers in two deadly shootings
The Los Angeles Police Commission decided Tuesday that LAPD officers violated deadly force rules in two controversial fatal shootings last year, including one in which a woman armed with a knife was shot and another in which officers killed a man who had thrown a beer bottle at their patrol vehicle....
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As seat on L.A. Police Commission opens, Garcetti nominates a former adviser to the board
A longtime advocate for social change in Los Angeles could become the city’s newest Police Commission member, replacing a member of the oversight panel who is stepping down from her post. Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday that he had nominated Shane Murphy Goldsmith to the five-person Police Commission....
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Jury selection set for ex-officers charged in man's shooting
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Two Albuquerque police officers who opened fire on a homeless man in a fatal shooting that led to protests and national outcry two years ago will stand trial this month, with jury selection in the case set to begin Monday. Police video of the shooting of ...
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Suspect shot dead on live TV after police car chase (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
An armed robbery in Phoenix, Arizona has ended with police fatally shooting a suspect on live television. Read Full Article at
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