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Cop Who Decided Not to Shoot Wins Settlement

A West Virginia cop who made headlines for not shooting a man holding a gun has just won a $175,000 wrongful termination settlement from his former police department. The unusual case goes back to 2016, when Weirton police officer Stephen Mader responded to a call about a possibly suicidal...
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