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Man Accused of Throwing Firebombs at Portland Officers Arrested in Indiana

Malik Muhammed, 24, was taken into police custody in Indianapolis on multiple warrants, the Portland Police Bureau said. He is charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder, attempted aggravated murder, unlawful manufacture of a destructive device, and unlawful use of a weapon.

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CA Man Charged with Attacking DC Officer with Stun Gun During Capitol Riot

Officer Michael Fanone said that after being dragged down the steps of the Capitol, he was shocked with a stun gun and drifted in and out of consciousness. He said he heard members of the mob urging others to kill him with his own gun.

FBI Asks Public to Help ID Capitol Rioters Who Attacked Officers

The FBI’s Washington Field Office has released new information and videos of suspects in the most egregious assaults on federal officers during the riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and is seeking the public’s help to identify them.

2 Charged Over Bear Spray Attack on Fallen Capitol Officer

The suspects are charged with nine counts including assaulting three officers with a deadly weapon — Brian Sicknick, another U.S. Capitol Police officer identified as C. Edwards, and a D.C. police officer identified as B. Chapman.

Colorado Officers Injured Breaking Up Massive House Party

Police say three officers were injured after they were struck with rocks and bricks. Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said all the injuries were minor. However, one officer came close to sustaining serious injuries, but a gas mask protected the officer's face from a blunt object thrown at police.

Video: Ohio Deputy's Welfare Check Ends in Point Blank Gunfight

The video -- taken by a doorbell camera -- shows Deputy Sara Vaught on Feb. 15 knocking on the door of a residence before an individual opened the door, produced a handgun and shot. The bullet narrowly missed Vaught before she returned five rounds.

FOP: 45 Officers Shot, 11 Fatally in January and February

On the same day the FOP issued the statistics, Decatur County (GA) Sheriff's Lieutenant Justin Bedwell succumbed to a gunshot wound he suffered during a vehicle pursuit.

Cause and Effect: Why Attacks on Officers Appear to Be Increasing

Attacking police has become normalized for millions of Americans, whether they participate in the attacks or cheer at their televisions as if their favorite team was on the verge of winning the Super Bowl.

Capitol Officer Describes His Experience During Jan. 6 Riot

“There were dozens of Eugene Goodmans that day,” said Officer Harry Dunn. “Eugene got caught on camera and I'm not surprised that he did the right thing, the brave thing, the heroic thing -- there were so many Eugene Goodmans that weren't caught on camera that day. … and I'm proud to work with all of them.”

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New York Seeing Rise in Subway Assaults on Officers

The release of the stats come amid growing concern over an increase in transit violence in the city, with reports of riders punched, shoved, or slashed on the rise in recent weeks.