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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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June 22, 2015

1 of 3 officers in Wash. farmworker's shooting resigns

Nine-year veteran who shot and killed an immigrant farmworker in a busy intersection earlier this year has resigned - Full Story
June 21, 2015
New Orleans police arrest suspect in killing of officer

New Orleans police arrest suspect in killing of officer

33-year-old Travis Boys had broken handcuffs on his wrist when he was arrested Sunday morning - Full Story
June 20, 2015
Chief: Man killed Ohio officer so he would be killed by police

Chief: Man killed Ohio officer so he would be killed by police

Officer Sonny Kim, a decorated 27-year veteran of the Cincinnati Police Department, died along with the man involved in the Friday morning shooting - Full Story
June 20, 2015
Could training stem police shootings? Las Vegas is a test

Could training stem police shootings? Las Vegas is a test

Las Vegas, now the first department in the country to complete a "collaborative" Justice Department review, has rewritten its use-of-force rules and ramped up training to de-escalate tense encounters - Full Story
June 19, 2015

Video: Chicago officer opens fire on youths in car

Retired judge, who handled a criminal trial of one of the teens, released the December 2013 video - Full Story
June 19, 2015

Boston praised for releasing video in police killings

Police earn praise from national law enforcement experts and community leaders for being more transparent - Full Story
June 19, 2015

Ohio officer, suspect killed in gun battle

Multiple shots were fired between the suspect and officers responding to a 911 call - Full Story
June 18, 2015

Man charged with trying to kill 2 Calif. cops

Bullet that wounded one of the officers originated from the weapon of another officer - Full Story



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