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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.

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Detroit Officer Wounded In Gunfight Dies

A Detroit Police officer struck by gunfire by a murder suspect in April has succumbed to his wounds. Officer Patrick Hill died Saturday.

Grand Jury Clears Dallas Officer In Fatal OIS

A Dallas Police officer has been exonerated by a grand jury in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man who was choking the officer and had PCP in his system. Officer Clark Staller will not face criminal charges in the death of Clinton Allen.

Suspect Shot, Killed After Ambushing Mo. Deputies

A man who opened fire on two Jefferson County (Mo.) Sheriff's deputies was shot and killed by police when he refused to drop his weapon after a six-hour manhunt.

Retired W.Va. Officer Opens Fire on Courthouse

A former Wheeling (W.Va.) Police officer opened fire on the city's federal courthouse Wednesday, firing 15 to 20 rounds before an officer shot and killed him.

Maine Trooper Cleared In Shooting

A Maine State Police trooper was justified in using deadly force when a man pointed a hunting rifle at him in June, the state's attorney general announced Tuesday.

Shot Mo. Officer Leaves Hospital

A St. Louis Metro Police officer wounded in a shootout with a drug suspect left the hospital the following day.

Video: Justified Deadly Force In D.C.

Law enforcement's use of deadly force at the end of the U.S. Capitol pursuit may not satisfy the mainstream media or other second guessers, but it was the proper response to a lethal situation.

Ex-Cop Sister of D.C. Chase Suspect Questions Fatal Shooting

The sister of the Connecticut mother killed during a vehicle pursuit in D.C., who is a former NYPD officer, spoke out against police use of deadly force at the end of the incident.

Video: Ore. Man Opens Fire on Trooper at T-Stop

An Oregon trooper's dash-cam video captured a deadly gunfight with a man who charged him and opened fire at a traffic stop in August. The trooper survived the assault at the harrowing vehicle stop with a wound to his side.