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Authorities say the officer was working for private security when he confronted a man who was acting suspiciously. (Getty Images)

Off-Duty Houston Officer Fatally Shoots Suspect

Authorities say the officer was working for private security when he confronted a man who was acting suspiciously.


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Jury Deliberates For Second Day In Katrina Shooting

A federal jury has resumed deliberating in the retrial of a former New Orleans police officer charged with fatally shooting a man without justification in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath.


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Suburban Houston Officer Wounded At Traffic Stop

A suburban Houston police officer is hospitalized in stable condition after she was shot by a passenger in a vehicle.


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Police Officer Gets 15 Years In Prison For Child Porn

A former North Texas police officer who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.


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Ex-Texas Officer Gets Prison For Conspiracy To Export Rifles To Mexico

A former South Texas police officer has been sentenced to more than five years in prison in a guns case with ties to Mexico.


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Officer Allegedly Targeted Ex-Wife By Planting Drugs In Her Vehicle

A Central Texas police officer has been indicted on charges he planted drugs in his ex-wife’s vehicle during a 2011 child custody fight.


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Police Chief In Fort Worth Arrested For DWI

A police officer who served as chief of staff to Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead has been placed on “reduced status” following his arrest for driving while intoxicated.


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Ex-Houston Officer Says He Didn’t Kick Suspect

A former Houston police officer accused of taking part in a videotaped beating of a 15-year-old burglary suspect told jurors Friday that he didn’t mistreat the teen, insisting he never kicked or stomped on his head or neck as prosecutors have alleged.


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Cops: Drunk Man Fatally Shoots Austin Police Officer At Walmart

A police officer was shot and killed early Friday at a Walmart in Central Texas, and a suspect is in custody, police said.