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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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October 04, 2015

Feds seek to restore guilty verdicts for ex-New Orleans cops

Four were convicted in the shootings of six unarmed people at the Danziger bridge a week after Hurricane Katrina - Full Story
October 04, 2015

More police refusing to name shooters for fear of copycats

Families of mass shooting victims have long urged journalists to avoid using the gunmen's names and photos in public - Full Story
October 03, 2015
Sheriff maintains support for gun rights after Ore. college shooting

Sheriff maintains support for gun rights after Ore. college shooting

Douglas County sheriff said that his position on gun control had not shifted - Full Story
October 02, 2015

Interim Okla. sheriff was asked to investigate leaked 2009 memo

The 2009 memo alleged top officials knew Robert Bates was inadequately trained but pressured other officers to look away - Full Story
October 02, 2015

Mo. police urged to strengthen crowd control tactics

The report found that county police failed to anticipate the extent of the anger officers would face - Full Story
October 02, 2015

Calif. deputy in critical condition after being shot in face, chest

The deputy is a 10-year veteran of the department, a husband and a father - Full Story
October 02, 2015

SC cop killer carried weapons in earlier arrests

The suspect charged with killing an officer at a mall has been arrested with weapons before - Full Story
October 01, 2015

Calif. deputy shot in face, chest in shootout with suspect

The gunfight occurred after a vehicle pursuit - Full Story
October 01, 2015

Colo. cop didn't have time to check bodycam before shooting

Safety wouldn't allow the officer to double-check his body camera was on and recording when the shooting occurred - Full Story

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