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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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March 02, 2015
Video: LA police kill man during struggle over service weapon

Video: LA police kill man during struggle over service weapon

Officer's gun was found partly cocked and jammed with a bullet in the chamber and another in the ejection port, indicating a struggle for the weapon - Full Story
March 01, 2015

Man gets 66 years for shooting Phoenix cop, robbery

Shot an officer and a volunteer sheriff's posse member minutes after robbing two strip-club employees of $18K by gunpoint - Full Story
March 01, 2015

2 arrested in shooting of Calif. cop during stop

Incident erupted into a gun battle between officers and at least one man Saturday - Full Story
February 28, 2015

Residents back Boston cop who shot man wielding stake

The suspect was allegedly attacking residents with a sharpened wooden stake before being shot - Full Story
February 28, 2015

Autopsy: Teen who attempted to run over Denver police shot 4 times

In a report released Friday, the Denver medical examiner's office said Jessica Hernandez also had marijuana and a small amount of alcohol in her system - Full Story
February 27, 2015

Lawyer claims 2nd autopsy in Wash. OIS contradicts officials

Question of whether or not suspect was shot in the back is at the center of two conflicting autopsy reports - Full Story
February 26, 2015
Official: Man killed in Wash. OIS wasn't shot in back

Official: Man killed in Wash. OIS wasn't shot in back

Three officers fired 17 shots at an unarmed Mexican man in Washington state, and five or six of the bullets hit him - Full Story
February 26, 2015

Ore. escapee shoots at cop, kills self

Former gang member who had escaped from a halfway house opened fire on a police officer before killing himself - Full Story
February 25, 2015

Ga. cop cleared in shooting of handcuffed man

Grand jury concluded Wednesday that the suspect was armed with a handgun that police missed while patting him down - Full Story
February 25, 2015
Community revamps home for Calif. cop shot in head

Community revamps home for Calif. cop shot in head

As Officer Gabriel Garcia continues his rehabilitation, many have come together to make home modifications so he'll have an easier recovery - Full Story



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