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New York Officers Give Victimized Family Christmas Presents

December 24, 2014
The family will be able to replace the stolen gifts after police passed the hat and presented the Orzunas with gift cards totaling $1,500 and a few toys on Saturday morning.

Grand Jury Clears Houston Officer in Off-Duty Killing of Unarmed Man

December 24, 2014
The officer, who was in uniform and had been on the force for 10 years, was working an extra security job at the location because the strip mall's businesses had experienced a recent string of robberies, according to the Houston Police Department.

Video: Violent Protest Flares After Fatal Police Shooting Near Ferguson

December 24, 2014
Several people were on the ground in handcuffs. Police tried to keep people back and set up a perimeter. During the scuffle it appears that someone threw fireworks near a gas pump. After that explosion, our crews saw police use pepper spray to keep crowds at bay.

Suburban St. Louis Officer Shoots, Kills 18-Year-Old Suspect Near Ferguson

December 24, 2014
An 18-year-old suspect was shot and killed Tuesday night in the parking lot of a Berkeley, Mo., convenience store after reportedly pulling a handgun and pointing it at a police officer. The incident occurred only a few miles from Ferguson and sparked a violent protest.
<p><span class=&quot;pb-caption&quot;>Rafael Ramos, left, and Wenjian Liu were killed while sitting in their patrol car in the Brooklyn on Dec. 20. The shooter reportedly walked up to the passenger side of the car and shot both officers in the head before they had a chance to draw their weapons and respond. He was later reportedly found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a subway. (Photo: NYPD)</span></p>

40 Officers Killed by Gunfire in 2014

December 23, 2014
They were killed during traffic stops and bar fights. They were killed in ambushes and while serving search warrants. They were killed by men who admitted hating police officers or had grudges against the government — or they were found dead in unexplained circumstances. Two were shot in a remote Alaskan village not accessible by roads. And one died more than 20 years after he was shot on duty.

Video: Virginia Officer Prevents Suicide, Just One Week After Intervention Training

December 23, 2014
Body-mounted cameras on officers recorded as Newport News police officer Andrew Gohn knelt to the ground. He asked the man about his problems and encouraged him to talk about his kids, preventing him from making good on suicide threats.

Obama Says He's Outraged Over "Senseless" Police Murders

December 23, 2014
Obama called New York Police Commissioner William Bratton to give condolences for the two police officers shot and killed in an ambush in Brooklyn Saturday.
<p>Officer Christopher Manney was fired for not following policy, even though the shooting was justified. (Photo: Milwaukee PD)</p>

DOJ to Investigate Justified Milwaukee Police Shooting

December 23, 2014
The Justice department will "undertake a federal review of this case to determine if, under federal civil rights law, there is a basis, both legal and factual, upon which a federal civil rights prosecution may be premised," the U.S. attorney said in a statement. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Civil Rights Division will conduct the review.

Protesters Confront NYPD Mourners at Slain Officers' Memorial

December 23, 2014
Protesters on Monday stormed the site where two NYPD officers were slain Saturday and confronted cops pouring in to mourn their fallen brothers at a makeshift memorial, according to a CNN reporter.
<p>Screen grab of Facebook page. (Photo: Chicopee (Mass.) PD)</p>

Man to be Charged for "Wings on Pigs" Facebook Comment

December 23, 2014
A Chicopee, Mass., man who officials say made a threatening comment towards police on a social media page will be charged.
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