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Former Chicago Officer Convicted of Murder of Teen Attacked in Prison

A former police officer with the Chicago Police Department—who was convicted in October of second-degree murder for killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in 2014—was reportedly beaten by inmates in a Connecticut prison.

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Notre Dame Football Player Accused of Drunkenly Punching Campus Police Officers

A wide receiver with the University of Notre Dame football team was arrested after allegedly punching two campus police officers who found him unresponsive in an Uber ride.

Kansas Officer Impaled on Baton During Struggle with Suspect

A Lawrence, KS, police officer was impaled on his own metal baton while struggling with a man suspected of drunken driving.

Man Shot by Arizona Deputy was Lone Wolf Terrorist, Officials Say

FBI Special-Agent-In-Charge Michael DeLeon described the episode as a "lone-wolf attack" carried out by a "homegrown violent extremist."

Tennessee Man Fleeing Police Arrested for Striking Officer with Vehicle

A man who was fleeing officers with the Knoxville (TN) Police Department has been arrested and now faces a host of charges after he reportedly struck an officer with his vehicle.

Violent Subject Deploys Officer's TASER on Officer During Struggle

Officers with the Smyrna (GA) Police Department were engaged in a violent struggle with a dangerous subject when the man gained control of one of the officer's TASER and deployed it on one of the officers.

Man Assaults Indiana Police Officer in Confrontation at Hospital

A man reportedly attacked an officer with the Evansville (IN) Police Department at a local hospital, breaking the officer's nose and leaving him with other injuries.

Connecticut Man Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting had Criminal Past

In 2010, Paul Arbitelle was found guilty of interfering with an officer, had a DUI in 2009, and had been charged with assaulting a public safety officer in 2012 and in 2016.

Judge Refuses to Lower Bond for Truck Driver Charged with Murder of Kentucky Officer

A judge has refused to lower the bond— set at $200,000 cash—for a truck driver accused of murder in the death of 32-year-old Deidre Mengedoht, a detective with the Louisville (KY) Police Department who was killed in a fiery crash on an interstate highway on Monday.

Florida Police Shoot, Kill Man Who Drove Through Crowd

Officers with the Lakeland (FL) Police Department responded to a call about a large crowd gathered in the parking lot of a local restaurant.