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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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January 14, 2016

Video: Judge grants release of fatal 2013 Chicago OIS footage

The officer says he fired after seeing the suspect turn toward officers with a dark object in his hand - Full Story
January 14, 2016

Baltimore to pay $145K in police wrongful-death settlement

The Law Department recommends the city settle the case due to conflicting factual information - Full Story
January 13, 2016

Chicago withdraws objection to release of shooting video

Both sides agree the camera that caught the incident was at a distance and the footage is of low quality - Full Story
January 13, 2016
Video: Ohio police fatally shoot man pointing BB gun at them

Video: Ohio police fatally shoot man pointing BB gun at them

Officers thought the Daisy BB pistol was real until after the shooting - Full Story
January 13, 2016

Family: Pa. constable who shot girl not to blame for her death

The girl's father pointed a firearm at the constable who returned a shot, accidentally hitting the child - Full Story
January 13, 2016

LAPD chief says his recommendation on fatal shooting was 'right thing'

This is the first time Chief Charlie Beck has recommended charges against an officer who fatally shot someone - Full Story
January 13, 2016

Prosecutor: Utah police shooting justified

The evidence shows Officer Matthew Taylor did not shoot a man while he was handcuffed on the ground - Full Story
January 12, 2016

LA County supervisors to vote on sheriff's department oversight commission

Those who have been retired from law enforcement service for at least one year may be qualified for a position - Full Story
January 12, 2016

Lawmakers propose 22 reforms for Md. officers

In the proposals, the panel wants to limit the time an officer can take to retain an attorney for internal investigations - Full Story

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