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Man Bites Off Part of L.A. Deputy's Ear

November 22, 2011
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was able to overwhelm and arrest a probation violator who had bitten off a chunk of his ear and attempted to grab his service weapon during an early morning fight.

Accused Calif. Cop Killer Charged with Capital Murder

November 22, 2011
Capital murder charges have been filed against the bank robbery suspect who allegedly shot Vallejo (Calif.) Police Officer James Capoot after a foot pursuit. However, prosecutors have not announced they will seek the death penalty.

Attempted Murder Charge for Man who Nearly Struck New Orleans Cop with Van

November 22, 2011
Police arrested Keith Price, 33, early Sunday in the 1900 block of Duels Street after he lead officers on a chase through the 7th Ward while trying to flee a crime scene.

2 Fla. Cops Injured by Man Firing AK-47s

November 21, 2011
Two St. Cloud (Fla.) Police officers were injured when an 18-year-old man, who had been firing rounds at the home of a neighbor, turned a pair of AK-47 rifles at their cruiser.

Video: Suspect Fatally Shot After Knife Attack on Cop

November 18, 2011
Lafayette (Ind.) Police have released dash-cam footage showing the fatal shooting of a suspect who stabbed an officer in the face with a large knife. The shooting happened Oct. 19 after a nearly four-mile chase.

Suspect Attacks Ind. Cops with Large Knife

November 18, 2011
Lafayette (Ind.) Police officers fatally shot a suspect who attacked them with a large knife, after a four-mile pursuit on Oct. 19 in this dash-cam video.

Calif. Gang Member Convicted for Nearly Killing Undercover Cop

November 17, 2011
A California gang member who nearly killed an undercover police officer is expected to receive at least 50 years in prison, after a jury found him guilty.

Tensions Between Occupiers and Police Intensify In U.S. Cities

November 14, 2011
Tensions between Occupiers and police intensified over the weekend in Portland, Oakland, Denver, and other U.S. cities as municipalities stepped up their efforts to remove the protesters from city property. Several officers were assaulted by protesters during the incidents.

Okla. Man Gets Life for Ambushing Officer

November 9, 2011
A district judge told Hector Escalante the citizens of Oklahoma City are "lucky to have you off the streets," before giving him a life sentence for ambushing Officer Katie Lawson.

Man Convicted of Trying to Kill Calif. Cops with Booby Traps

November 8, 2011
A Riverside man with a murderous grudge who tried to kill Hemet police during a series of attacks in 2010 was convicted today of four counts of attempted murder of a peace officer and numerous other felonies.

N.Y. Bodybuilder Dies After Fighting Cops

November 3, 2011
The Colonie (N.Y.) Police officers who subdued a weightlifter who later died appear to have acted appropriately, according to Chief Steven Heider. Responding officers stopped Chad Brothers, 32, who was tearing up a Gold's Gym in a one-man riot on Monday.

Tenn. Deputy Shoots Man with Sword

November 3, 2011
A Hawkins County (Tenn.) Sheriff's deputy shot a man who lunged at him with a short-bladed sword, after the deputy repeatedly asked him to drop the weapon.

Ohio Man Gets Six Years for Striking Cop with Truck

November 3, 2011
A Summit County judge Thursday sentenced a 35-year-old Doylestown man to six years in prison after he was found guilty of aggravated vehicular assault for hitting a Springfield Township police officer and fleeing the scene.

9-Year-Old School Bus Rider Hurled Chair at Deputy

November 1, 2011
The girl jumped off the bus, spit at staff members, and threw pieces of asphalt at the bus. She also retrieved a metal chair from a nearby yard and threw it at a Lee County Sheriff's deputy.

Tampa Occupiers Scuffle with Officers

October 28, 2011
Three Occupy Tampa protesters were arrested and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, after they scuffled with police during a confrontation at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park early Friday.

FBI Releases 2010 LEOKA Report

October 25, 2011
While on duty in 2010, 56 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed, 72 died in accidents, and more than 53,000 were assaulted, according to data in the "Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted" report.

Utah Implements Blue Alert System

October 20, 2011
On Monday, Utah becomes the tenth state in the country to implement a Blue Alert—an Amber Alert-style warning system designed to get the public looking for suspects who assault police officers.

SRO's Body Armor Stops Student's Knife Attack

October 20, 2011
A North Carolina school resource officer's body armor absorbed the blade of an 8-inch knife a student stuck into the officer's back.

Surviving Vehicle Ambushes

October 17, 2011

The vehicle, the patrol car, the "shop," is obviously what distinguishes the vehicle ambush from other types of attacks. It also gives you instant mobility to get out of the kill zone. In keeping with the suggested tactics for lethal force encounters the vehicle helps you move and create distance.

NYPD Cop Jams Finger In Gun's Hammer, Stops Assault

October 9, 2011
A quick-handed NYPD sergeant likely saved his own life when he stopped a man's revolver from firing by sticking his right ring finger between the hammer and cylinder.
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