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Video: Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed in Richmond Gunfight

August 6, 2015
Officers were responding to reports of a man armed with a gun in the 2200 block of West Cary Street, at Meadow Street at 5:21 p.m. Wednesday night. Investigators say four officers approached the suspect and he started running. He then allegedly turned back with a gun, and shots were fired.
<p>Officer Thomas LaValley was the honor graduate of his Shreveport PD academy class. He served with the department for three years. (Photo: Facebook)</p>

Louisiana Officer Killed Wednesday Night, Suspect in Custody

August 6, 2015
According to police, Officer Thomas LaValley responded to the 3500 block of Del Rio Street around 9:15 p.m. for a call of a suspicious person making threats. Police say LaValley contacted the person and was shot multiple times in the upper body. He was later pronounced dead at University Health.

Maryland Begins Drafting Rules for Police Body Cameras

August 5, 2015
A commission in Annapolis has begun the complicated task of proposing rules for Maryland's police departments to follow when their officers wear body cameras.
<p>Photo: 5.11 Tactical</p>

5.11 Tactical Releases New Apex Pant

August 5, 2015
5.11 Tactical, known for its tactical apparel and gear, today unveiled its new Apex Pant at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. Working with top-tier operators, 5.11 Tactical designed the Apex to satisfy the need for a low-visibility pant with full tactical features.

Police, Demonstrators Gear Up for Michael Brown Anniversary in Ferguson

August 4, 2015
Police commanders are expecting a peaceful weekend — and demonstrators are promising it. But authorities said Monday they would be prepared if the observance of the first anniversary of the controversial death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., turned violent.
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Sandra Bland's Family to Sue State Trooper After Jail Death

August 4, 2015
An attorney for the family of a woman found dead in a Texas county jail three days after a confrontation with a state trooper says a lawsuit will be filed against the trooper.
<p>Photo: Boston PD Facebook Page</p>

Boston City Council to Consider Body Cameras for Police

August 4, 2015
A proposal to equip Boston police with body cameras — a measure being tried in several major cities in the aftermath of police-involved shootings nationwide — will get its first public airing Wednesday in a City Council hearing, but the city's top officials are taking a cautious approach to the contentious issue.
<p>Federal officers will be assisting Baltimore officers with homicide investigations. (Photo: Screen shot from CNN)</p>

Federal Officers to Help Baltimore Stem Homicide Rate

August 4, 2015
Baltimore is turning to the federal government for help in stemming a dramatic uptick in violence over the last several months.

Massachusetts Officer Indicted for Assault on Handcuffed Suspect

August 4, 2015
A decorated Chelsea, Mass., police officer and Iraq War veteran was recorded in 2014 punching a handcuffed man four times and yelling expletives while standing over him, Suffolk prosecutors said in court Tuesday.

Video: California Officers Pull Man Out of Path of Oncoming Train

August 4, 2015
Two California deputies saved a man from being hit by an oncoming train and the dramatic rescue was all caught on video.
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