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<p>Escaped cop killer David Sweat was shot and captured by New York State Police Sgt. Jay Cook. (Photo: Screen Shot from NBC News)</p>

Why It Was Legal for New York Trooper to Shoot Fleeing, Unarmed Escapee

June 30, 2015
State and federal law allows the use of deadly force to prevent an escape if the officer believes the suspect poses a significant threat. Law enforcement experts say this shooting was clear-cut.
<p>Baltimore officer uses cellphone to video&nbsp;&quot;cop-watcher&quot; videoing officers. (Photo: Screen shot from Baltimore Sun video)</p>

Responding Baltimore Officers Cope with Copwatch Cameras

June 30, 2015
After Whitt responded, saying he had a right to film police, the officer walked away, telling him, "Thank you for putting my safety at risk. I appreciate it. You're also putting your safety at risk by following me."
<p>The driver of this Camaro was being pursued by Detroit officers last week when he plowed into a group of children and killed two. (Photo: Screen shot from WXYZ TV)</p>

Michigan Legislator Calls for Changes in Police Pursuit Policy Following Detroit Tragedy

June 30, 2015
National statistics show Michigan — which averaged more than two deaths a month last year in police chases — is one of the deadliest states when it comes to the number of people killed in pursuits.

DOJ Report Slams Missouri Agencies' Response to Ferguson Protests

June 30, 2015
The report suggests that last year’s unrest was aggravated by long-standing community animosity toward Ferguson police, and by a failure of commanders to provide more details to the public after an officer killed Michael Brown.

2 Seattle Officers in Trouble Over Comments About De-Escalation Training

June 30, 2015
Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole has asked the department’s internal-investigations unit to conduct a preliminary review of comments made by two officers in a New York Times video and story on de-escalation training.

FBI Investigating Corruption at New York Prison Where Murderers Escaped

June 29, 2015
Some employees interviewed have told investigators about heroin use among prisoners, and the role of employees in the drug trade.

Groups Seek Changes to Cleveland Consent Decree

June 29, 2015
The NAACP and other civil rights groups want a federal judge to modify a consent decree aimed at reforming the troubled Cleveland police department by requiring outside agencies to investigate deadly police-use-of-force cases and to make the job of police inspector general more independent, according to brief filed Monday.

Washington Officers Fired Upon During Pursuit, Suspects Had Baby in Car

June 29, 2015
As police officers chased the vehicle, a passenger allegedly fired multiple shots at a police squad car during the chase. No one was injured, and no bullets struck police cruisers.

Video: How the New York Prison Escapee Manhunt Came to a Successful End

June 29, 2015
A three-week manhunt for two escaped prisoners, called a "nightmare" by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, came to a violent end this weekend when one inmate was shot and killed Friday and another was shot and apprehended Sunday.
<p>New York State Police&nbsp;Sgt. Jay Cook shot and captured escaped cop killer Dave Sweat. (Photo: New York State Police)</p>

New York Trooper Hailed as Hero for Capturing Escaped Cop Killer

June 29, 2015
Sgt. Jay Cook, a 21-year veteran state trooper and firearms instructor, was hailed a “hero” by Gov. Cuomo, after he single-handedly confronted escaped cop-killer Sweat on a desolate road and shot him twice in the torso as the fugitive made a run for the woods.
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