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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 24, 2015

Protesters shut down meeting over fatal SF OIS

Family members calling for investigation into whether plainclothes cops who killed woman had properly ID'd themselves when they approached her car - Full Story
March 24, 2015

Police: Man fatally shot by Calif. cop left apology note

Responding officer exited his patrol car and "was immediately confronted by the male suspect who was armed with a large knife" - Full Story
March 23, 2015

Wis. suspect who abducted woman, fired at cop captured after shooting self

Officers searched fields, barns and other locations for a fugitive accused of abducting a woman and fleeing in an exchange of gunfire - Full Story
March 23, 2015

DOJ report on Philly PD cites poor training

Poor training has left cops with the mistaken belief that fearing for their lives alone is justification for using deadly force, Justice Department said Monday - Full Story
March 23, 2015

Suspect dead, 8 cops injured in Ariz. melee

Brawl in a parking lot left one suspect dead and several injured, including one officer who was shot in the leg - Full Story
March 22, 2015

'Killer cops' graffitied outside Philly police HQ

Anti-police message came after DA said Thursday that the two unidentified officers involved in the deadly altercation wouldn't face criminal charges - Full Story
March 22, 2015
Police: Suspect shot at New Orleans airport has died

Police: Suspect shot at New Orleans airport has died

Richard White, 63, had been shot Friday night as he chased an unarmed TSA agent through a concourse full of frightened travelers - Full Story
March 21, 2015
Police: Man swinging a machete shot at New Orleans airport

Police: Man swinging a machete shot at New Orleans airport

The man pulled out a can of the insecticide and began spraying both agents and several passengers before he drew a large machete from the waistband of his pants - Full Story
March 20, 2015

NY officer shoots colleague, himself in accidental discharge

Officers were inside a Port Authority facility when the gun was fired, striking the officer in the hand and his coworker in the thigh - Full Story
March 20, 2015

Border agent fatally shoots man near US-Canada border

Man was shot in the head Thursday after an officer reported shots had been fired and asked for backup - Full Story



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