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Officer.com

A man armed with an assault rifle, handgun and a knife walked into a small central Louisiana sheriff's office on Monday afternoon, took a hostage and wounded a deputy before being shot. The gunman, 52-year-old John Futrell of Colfax, and the depu

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Officer.com

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police SWAT officer died Friday evening after being seriously injured in an accident at his home in Mint Hill. Police identified the officer as Fred Thornton, a veteran of the force. Thornton was on a SWAT call earlier

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USA Today

Bill Johnson, executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, says the onus for the increase in no-knock cases is on the judges who authorize such warrants.

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TheNewspaper.com

US Court of Appeals denies relief to sober Army veteran jailed for DUI. The Eleventh Circuit US Court of Appeals on Tuesday saw no problem with jailing a man for eight hours after he blew .03 on a breathalyzer -- far below the legal limit. Santa

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Officer.com

A judge pulled a gun on a crutch-swinging defendant who went wild in a crowded rural courtroom after being found guilty of harassment Thursday, a witness said. A police officer shot and wounded the man, who had a cast on his leg, after he lunged a

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Reuters

But 3 witnesses gave a different version of events at the court. They said the officer used unnecessary force in twice shooting a defendant they said became unruly but did not attempt to get a gun and was anyway on crutches with a broken hip

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NBC News

A 7-year-old child allegedly shot a Nerf-style toy gun in his Hammonton, N.J., school Jan. 18. No one was hurt, but the pint-size softshooter now faces misdemeanor criminal charges. Hammonton Police began an investigation into the “suspicious acti

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