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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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August 20, 2014

Video: Fla. cop faces charges after firing rifle at suspect

Officer David Johnston faces charges of shooting into an occupied vehicle and discharging a firearm in public in the Feb. 24 shooting - Full Story
August 20, 2014
Volunteers a buffer between Mo. police, protesters

Volunteers a buffer between Mo. police, protesters

Made up mostly of black volunteers, various organizations have taken it upon themselves to help ease tensions in Ferguson - Full Story
August 20, 2014
Death penalty sought in Indy officer's slaying

Death penalty sought in Indy officer's slaying

A prosecutor filed court papers Tuesday seeking the death penalty against a man charged with murder in the killing of an officer during a shootout in an alley - Full Story
August 20, 2014
2 Ill. cops wounded, 8 hostages freed in standoff

2 Ill. cops wounded, 8 hostages freed in standoff

About two dozen heavily armed officers stormed a home Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects - Full Story
August 20, 2014
Latest Mo. protests are smaller, more subdued

Latest Mo. protests are smaller, more subdued

Police said they still made 47 arrests - Full Story
August 19, 2014
2 Ill. officers shot; 4 hostages freed

2 Ill. officers shot; 4 hostages freed

Two police officers have been shot and two suspects are holding multiple people — including children — hostage - Full Story
August 19, 2014

Mo. officers fatally shoot knife-wielding man

A large crowd gathered at the scene, not far from Ferguson, which has seen days of protests after a fatal police shooting - Full Story
August 19, 2014
Video: Alaska police shoot man attacking with bat

Video: Alaska police shoot man attacking with bat

Video shows a confrontation Friday between a man and two cops in which he rushes them with a baseball bat and swings at an officer who had fallen - Full Story
August 19, 2014

LAPD credits armored vehicle for protection in shootout

As police action in the Midwest raises concerns about the militarization of agencies, LA police are crediting some equipment for saving lives in a run-and-gun pursuit - Full Story
August 19, 2014
Police, protesters collide again in Mo.

Police, protesters collide again in Mo.

Police originally said 31 were arrested, but St. Louis County spokeswoman Candace Jarrett on Tuesday said 57 people were booked at the county jail alone - Full Story



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