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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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Pa. paramedic apologizes after uproar over anti-cop Instagram post

Paramedic posted Instagram a photo of two black men pointing handguns at a white police officer under the caption: "Our real enemy" - Full Story

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Why cops don't 'shoot to injure' P1 Community - The Question

Why cops don't 'shoot to injure'

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “Why aren't U.S. cops trained to "shoot to contain the situation" meaning shooting to injure instead of a location on the body that is lethal to the suspect (i.e. center of mas... - Full Story

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Details emerge in shooting of Md. cop during traffic stop

27-year-old police officer recovering from surgery at Sinai Hospital with family and fellow officers at his side.

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Ill. captain shot in standoff: Next time I'll duck better

Highest-ranking Chicago cop to be shot in the line of duty in years returned this week to his post as second in command of the South Side's Englewood police district.

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Ill. captain shot in standoff: Next time I'll duck better

Highest-ranking Chicago cop to be shot in the line of duty in years returned this week to his post in South Side's Englewood police district - Full Story

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Md. mayor: Scrutiny may be affecting cops' ability to act

Baltimore mayor believes nationwide protests might cause officers to hesitate in using deadly force — compromising their safety - Full Story

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Mom driving van of kids pleads not guilty in NM pursuit

Tenn. woman has pleaded not guilty in a chaotic 2013 traffic stop during which an officer shot at her minivan - Full Story

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NM officer accidentally shoots man during investigation

Police have released video showing what happened when an Albuquerque police officer accidentally shot a man during a burglary investigation.

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Video: NM officer accidentally shoots man during investigation

Police have released video showing what happened when an Albuquerque police officer accidentally shot a man during a burglary investigation - Full Story

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Ariz. officer fatally shoots soldier who shot girl, 12

18-year-old soldier clad in fatigues shot a young girl as he tried to get into her home.



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