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Off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot during pursuit

Off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot during pursuitCHICAGO (AP) — An off-duty police commander was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in downtown Chicago after he spotted a man matching the radio description of an armed suspect officers were chasing on foot, the city's police superintendent said.



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Police officer fired for not shooting black suspect wins $175,000 compensation

Police officer fired for not shooting black suspect wins $  175,000 compensationA former police officer who claimed he was fired for not shooting an armed black suspect during a standoff has settled a wrongful termination suit with his former department for $ 175,000 (£126,000). “At the end of the day, I’m happy to put this chapter of my life to bed,” said Stephen Mader, 27, in a statement. Mr Mader was the first officer to respond to an incident, when he arrived at a home in Weirton, West Virginia, on 6 May 2016, where he found Ronald Williams, 23, distraught and wanting to commit “suicide by cop,” according to his lawsuit.



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Fired officer who refused to shoot suspect settles lawsuit

Fired officer who refused to shoot suspect settles lawsuitCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia police officer who was fired after he refused to shoot a man who had a gun has settled a lawsuit for $ 175,000.



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Video released of bar fight allegedly involving off-duty CPD officer

Video released of bar fight allegedly involving off-duty CPD officerSurveillance video was released Wednesday showing a bar fight allegedly involving a Chicago police officer, who could be fired for the shooting deaths of two people 2015.



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Drunk Driver in Tesla Tells Police Officer the Car Was on Autopilot

Drunk Driver in Tesla Tells Police Officer the Car Was on AutopilotThis California man just found out.



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The Latest: Officer who made arrest described as well-liked

The Latest: Officer who made arrest described as well-likedABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Louisiana teacher who questioned salaries at a school board meeting (all times local):



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Police officer shot dead and four wounded in Colorado during ambush-style attack

Police officer shot dead and four wounded in Colorado during ambush-style attackA man fired more than 100 rounds at sheriff's deputies in Colorado early Sunday, killing one and injuring four others, before being fatally shot himself in what authorities called an ambush. Two civilians were also injured.  Tony Spurlock, Douglas County Sheriff, said deputies came under fire almost immediately after entering a suburban Denver apartment and trying to talk with the suspect, who was holed up inside a bedroom.  "I do know that all of them were shot very, very quickly. They all went down almost within seconds of each other, so it was more of an ambush-type of attack on our officers," Mr Spurlock said. "He knew we were coming and we obviously let him know that we were there."  The wounded deputies tried to pull the fallen officer, identified as Zack Parrish, out of the line of further gunfire but were unable to because of their own injuries and only managed to "crawl to safety," Mr Spurlock said.  The incident occurred around 5:15 am at Copper Canyon Apartments, a landscaped apartment complex in Highland Ranch, 16 miles south of Denver. Authorities had left the home about four hours earlier to address a noise complaint but returned in response to reports of a disturbance at the home.  A procession of police vehicles escorts the hearse carrying the body of a law enforcement officer Credit: Reuters There were two men inside the home when deputies arrived and someone let them inside, Mr Spurlock said. He added that the disturbance was initially reported to be domestic but turned out to be noise-related.  "The suspect was just making a ton of noise and annoying everyone around him," he said.  Resident Steven Silknitter, 50, told The Denver Post that he heard 15 to 20 shots.  "It was back and forth — unbelievable," said Mr Silknitter, who lived in the Denver suburb of Aurora during a 2012 movie theater shooting that left 12 dead. "Where do you move to?" he said, shaking his head in exasperation. "It's everywhere."  The suspect was well known to authorities in the Denver area but had no criminal record, said Mr Spurlock, who declined to name him until his identity was confirmed.  The sheriff did not release any details about the weapons and ammunition used except to say the suspect had a rifle.  Parrish, the slain officer, was 29 and a married father of two young children. He had been with the department for about seven months. Mr Spurlock called him a "good kid" who was eager to work.  "His wife told me today that he loved this job more than he had loved any job he ever had," the sheriff said.  The four injured officers, who range in age from 28 to 41, were in stable condition, and the two civilian injuries were not life-threatening.  Joe Pelle, Boulder County Sheriff, said his son, Jeff Pelle, Douglas County sheriff's deputy, underwent surgery from injuries suffered in the attack and was recovering.  President Donald Trump expressed his sorrow on Twitter. My deepest condolences to the victims of the terrible shooting in Douglas County @DCSheriff, and their families. We love our police and law enforcement – God Bless them all! #LESM— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2017 The shooting occurred on the final day of a year that saw the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history in Las Vegas. 



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Tuscon Police Release Footage of Man Impersonating a Police Officer

Tuscon Police Release Footage of Man Impersonating a Police OfficerThe suspect allegedly made fake traffic stops in Arizona and handcuffed one of his victims.



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Sheriff: Boy's death in officer shooting 'tragic accident'

Sheriff: Boy's death in officer shooting 'tragic accident'SCHERTZ, Texas (AP) — The death of a 6-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a stray bullet when deputies near San Antonio opened fire on a woman being sought for crimes is a "tragic accident," a Texas sheriff said Friday.



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Officer Survives After He's Dragged Half a Mile by Suspect's Car: Cops

Officer Survives After He's Dragged Half a Mile by Suspect's Car: CopsThomas Cabrera now faces a charge of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.



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