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Border Patrol: Lethal Force Against Rock Throwers Will Continue

U.S. Customs and Border Protection will not change its use-of-force policy against rock throwers, which allows agents to resort to lethal weapons, the agency’s leader has announced. The decision comes after an outside reviewer recommended otherwise.

November 7, 2013

Texas Cop Fired for Deadly 41-Round Fusillade

Officer Patrick Tuter shot and killed Michael Vincent Allen after a 30-minute high-speed pursuit that began in Garland and ended in a Mesquite cul-de-sac. Officer Tuter, who reloaded twice after opening fire, told investigators he believed Allen was armed.

March 4, 2013

Video: Las Vegas Cop Won't Face Charges In Vet's Shooting

Six Calif. Officers Involved In Fatal Beating Suspended

Six Fullerton (Calif.) Police officers involved in the fatal beating of a homeless man in early July have been suspended, as investigations into the incident have been launched by the department, Orange County District Attorney's Office and FBI.

August 3, 2011

LAPD Officer Cleared In Shooting of Day Laborer

The Los Angeles Police officer who fatally shot a Guatemalan day laborer threatening people with a knife that led to public unrest and riot control response has been cleared in the shooting.

March 16, 2011

Cops vs. Cars

At presstime many things had still not been publicly released regarding the Devin Brown incident. LAPD detectives, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, and the FBI were all investigating the shooting. So it’s not known where Garcia was standing when he discharged 10 rounds into the Camry. And it’s not known if his use of deadly force was justified.

June 1, 2005

Falling Down on the Job

Falling Down on the Job

Using training including how to fall properly without injury, a French special ops unit successfully completed a dynamic hostage rescue.

February 1, 2003

On the Cutting Edge

On the Cutting Edge

No department would dare let said officer hit the street without training and instruction in policies governing the use of a pistol. Many PDs even have policies regarding the use of flashlights. But in most departments an edged weapon/cutting tool clipped to the pocket of the officer's duty pants flies under the radar.

October 1, 2002

A Capital Success Story

A Capital Success Story

According to media accounts, nearly 100 officers who joined the force during a 1989-90 recruitment drive-when background screening and standards were all but non-existent-were later charged with criminal wrongdoing.

February 1, 2002

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