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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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December 17, 2010

Calif. cops face heat over shootings of civilians

The NAACP presented statistics from Oakland authorities on 45 officer-involved shootings from 2004 to 2008, one-third of which were fatal and 37 victims were black - Full Story
December 15, 2010

Border agent fatally shot in southern Ariz.

Killed while trying to catch bandits who target illegal immigrants for robbery - Full Story
December 14, 2010

Treatment faulted in death of Marine shot by cops

Cops responded to a shot fired at a VA Center in Maine and confronted the man, who was then shot in the neck - Full Story
December 13, 2010

Va. cops shoot, kill hammer-wielding woman

As she she tried to escape, the 22-year-old nursing student had dragged one officer into the street with her car - Full Story
December 10, 2010

The stress that comes with pulling the trigger

They killed a bad guy and saved lives, but there will be an emotional backlash because some in the community will condemn the actions - Full Story
December 09, 2010

Fla. deputy shot, killed by suicidal suspect

One suspect committed suicide and another is believed to be at large - Full Story
December 07, 2010

Chicago cops accused of being 'jumpy'

Over the weekend, one cop shot and killed a man she said made an "aggressive movement" toward her - Full Story
December 06, 2010

Man who shot Mont. trooper killed self

Preliminary autopsy results show that he shot himself with a .22 pistol - Full Story
December 06, 2010

Baltimore's drunk-and-armed police rule questioned

Is it a dated concept to think that a cop is a cop for all 24 hours of the day? - Full Story
December 03, 2010

BART cop Mehserle seeks bail

With credit for time served, Mehserle could be eligible for release in about seven months - Full Story

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