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Man Wielding Sword Shot by Georgia Officer

July 24, 2014
Authorities say a man wielding a “medieval” type sword threatened a Covington (Ga.) Police Officer who then shot the suspect Wednesday afternoon.

2 Officers Wounded, Suspect Killed in Texas Standoff

July 24, 2014
Hildalgo County, Texas, authorities say a gang member wanted for capital murder was killed Tuesday evening after he shot two police officers and opened fire several times during a standoff that lasted more than three hours.

NYPD May Issue More TASERs in Use of Force Changes

July 24, 2014
A senior NYPD official said one change under discussion was the expanded use of Taser stun guns, which are available to a small number of New York officers but have been controversial there and elsewhere because of the risk they can pose to people with heart problems and other medical issues

Video: Utah Parole Agent Cleared in Shooting of Hospital Gunman

July 24, 2014
An Adult Probation & Parole agent who shot and wounded a Logan man who allegedly brandished two handguns in a North Logan emergency room was legally justified in shooting the suspect three times, the Cache County attorney has concluded.
<p>Photo of Officer Sean Collier courtesy of MIT</p>

Authorities Think Tsarnaev's Friend May Have Supplied Gun Used to Kill MIT Officer

July 23, 2014
Details emerged Wednesday on another friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who may have been linked to events surrounding the deadly attack, this one a high school classmate tied to a gun used to kill a university policeman during a manhunt for Tsarnaev and his brother.

NYPD Orders New Training in Use of Force

July 23, 2014
Every New York Police Department officer will be retrained in the use of force following the death of a Staten Island man after an officer subdued him with an apparent chokehold, Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday.

GPS Monitoring Does Not Prevent Parolees from Committing Crimes

July 22, 2014
Statistically, GPS monitoring is promising. But that's little comfort to the families of four Lakewood, Wash., police officers killed by an ex-con who took off his GPS in a bid to ambush cops.
<p><span>Roger Wayne Beasley (Photo: Harrison County Jail)</span></p>

Man Fleeing Traffic Stop Runs into Mississippi Police Academy

July 22, 2014
Beasley turned on to Chalmers Drive, jumped out of his vehicle and ran off, so an officer jumped out of his car and ran after him.

67 Law Enforcement Fatalities Nationwide in First Half of 2014

July 22, 2014
For the second year in a row, traffic-related incidents were the leading cause of officer fatalities in the first half of 2014. Twenty-six officers were killed as a result of traffic-related incidents halfway through 2014, increasing 37 percent from the same period in 2013.
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Veteran Jersey City Officer Appointed Acting Chief

July 22, 2014
Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop has tapped a 35-year veteran of the police department to serve as the city's new police chief.
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