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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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December 12, 2007

Ill. prosecutors don't want police investigating own shootings

By Eric Herman and Frank Main The Chicago Sun-Times COOK COUNTY, Ill. — Cops shouldn't investigate their... - Full Story
December 12, 2007

Struggle leads to Ky. suspect being shot

The Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Kentucky State Police officer is on routine administrative leave... - Full Story
December 11, 2007

Mich. trooper, officer wounded in separate shootings

The Associated Press CASCO TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Two Michigan law enforcement officers have been wounded... - Full Story
December 10, 2007

Shots fired after suspect runs over Philly officer

By Andrew Maykuth Inquirer Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Two police officers fired about 20 shots... - Full Story
December 07, 2007

Shots fired as N.J. suspect injures officer and flees scene

By The Associated Press PASSAIC, N.J. — Police officers fired about 20 shots at an unarmed driver as... - Full Story
December 05, 2007

Armed Balt. suspect shot after struggle with officer

The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE, Md. — A man suspected of robbing an Upper Fells Point fast-food restaurant... - Full Story
December 03, 2007

Probes of shootings by Chicago police beefed up

"We are committed to a transparent process." By ANNIE SWEENEY Chicago Sun Times CHICAGO — Chicago Police... - Full Story
December 03, 2007

Pursuing a gunman after taking a bullet? 'It's my job,' says Philly cop

By Nancy Phillips The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — When a gunman fired at Officer Mariano Santiago,... - Full Story
December 03, 2007

Suspect fatally shot after ramming multiple Mo. patrol cars

The Associated Press HANNIBAL, MO. — A man from Illinois was fatally shot by authorities after escaping... - Full Story
December 02, 2007

Mo. police chase of escaped man ends in fatal shooting

The Quincy Herald-Whig HANNIBAL, Mo. — A Homewood, Ill., man was fatally wounded Saturday evening by... - Full Story



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