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A 2-year-old girl is ordered out of truck at gunpoint, but here's what really happened

A viral video came out of Tallahassee, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 19 after police officers conducting a felony vehicle stop were recorded by a passerby. In the video, a man comes out of the pickup truck...

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A taunting crowd gathered at end of police pursuit, and then a 'twerking' session broke out

Last week in Los Angeles, there was a pursuit of an allegedly armed driver of a red Chevy Tahoe. The chase went on for some time, and eventually news helicopters arrived. During the pursuit, officers...

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New survey confirms majority of guns used by criminals are taken from people's homes and cars

Sadly, robberies, aggravated assaults, gang shootings, and a myriad of gun crimes are an every day occurrence in cities across the country. A day doesn’t go by when you can’t read, see, or hear...

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New laws in 2019 increase police transparency but not without a lot of work

Two significant laws go into effect in 2019 that will greatly impact police departments across California. The first is AB-748, which requires police agencies to publicly release body camera footage...

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Officer Michael Smith was the last officer shot and killed in 2018; the suspect was 'unarmed'

When you look at the list of 148 police officers killed in the line of duty last year there is always a No. 1, and of course a there is always a last one. On December 6, 2018, in Georgia, Henry...

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Russian manipulation of anti-police opinion in U.S. is like something out of 'The Twilight Zone'

You may have seen in the news the recently released United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on Russian trolls and their attempts to influence Americans through social media. Also...

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At emotional news conference, Newman Police Cpl. Ronil Singh called an 'American Patriot'

In a heart-wrenching news conference Thursday, Dec. 27, Newman Police Chief Randy Richardson shared the impact on his small department of the loss of Cpl. Ronil Singh in the early morning hours on...

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2018 was year of challenges and headlines for first responders

Looking back on 2018, here are some of the significant issues and events that made headlines, as well as speculation on what might be in store for the coming year for first responders. [caption...

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BTBuzz: Officers bring gifts to child, game hard, and save man suffering heart attack

Officer Nikki Hotz from the Marion Police Department in Iowa was not supposed to be working Thursday, Nov. 1. However, Hotz was catching up on paperwork when a woman called to report that her husband...

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Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds: December 12

On this week's episode of Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds, get to know an Anaheim Fire & Rescue Cadet with an interesting past as a BMX racer, surfer, musician, and future firefighter; experience...

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