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Officer-Involved Shootings

Officer-Involved Shootings

The Officer-Involved Shootings topic page provides news about cops in deadly confrontations, as well as tactical tips and columnists’ perspective on how to handle such situations. Most police officers will go through an entire career without discharging their weapon in the commission of their job. But on a daily basis, every single officer thinks about being in a gunfight.
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Inmate shot 3 weeks after escape still hospitalized in NY

Remains in stable condition, while body of partner in escape has been handled in accordance with family - Full Story

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Police warn public against using iPhone cases shaped like guns

A new case that rests in the back pocket of a user’s pants could cause potentially dangerous encounters with police - Full Story

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FBI: No civil rights violations in Calif. shooting of teen carrying replica AK-47

FBI: No civil rights violations in Calif. shooting of teen carrying replica AK-47

Found insufficient evidence to prove that the deputy willfully used excessive force resulting in boy's death - Full Story

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Expert says 'hit list' was written by Del. court gunman

Expert says 'hit list' was written by Del. court gunman

Documents were written by Thomas Matusiewicz, who killed two women before shooting at police and killing himself - Full Story

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Prosecutor offers deal to Ohio police supervisors

Prosecutor offers deal to Ohio police supervisors

Accused of failing to stop a pursuit that ended in a 137-shot barrage of gunfire and deaths of two people - Full Story

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Witness: Man killed in controversial Wash. OIS told cops 'shoot me'

Witness: Man killed in controversial Wash. OIS told cops 'shoot me'

Man fought with an officer, threw rocks and told police to shoot him before they opened fire - Full Story

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Texas cops fatally shoot man who pulled replica

Footage captured the split-second decision officers were forced to make when a suspect pulled what appeared to be a handgun.

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Video: Texas cops fatally shoot man who pulled replica

Footage captured the split-second decision officers were forced to make when a suspect pulled what appeared to be a handgun - Full Story

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Baltimore PD: 'Hold the line' commands protected lives during riot

Baltimore PD: 'Hold the line' commands protected lives during riot

Some officers disagree, say they should have been able to break the line, charge rioters and make arrests - Full Story

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Judge issues gag order in Texas biker shooting case

Order was issued Tuesday in lawsuit arising from May brawl in which nine bikers were killed and 177 people arrested - Full Story



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