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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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February 03, 2009

Pa. officer fatally shoots man causing home disturbance

By Joe Mandak Associated PressPITTSBURGH — An armed man who was locked out by angry housemates... - Full Story
February 02, 2009

Va. cops warn budget cuts will harm the public

News report: Police budget cuts and economic crisis increase crime, endanger officersBy Warren Fiske... - Full Story
February 02, 2009

Use of force incidents put Denver police in spotlight; complaints down 13.6 percent

By Judi Villa Rocky Mountain NewsDENVER — These are the stories that make headlines:* A video shows... - Full Story
February 02, 2009

Lawyer: BART officer meant to fire TASER

Editor's note: In Dave Smith's article, BART shooting raises issue of TASER confusion, he says, "The... - Full Story
January 30, 2009

Calif. transit police probe 'plagued with problems'

By Demian Bulwa San Francisco ChronicleOAKLAND, Calif. — BART's investigation into a police officer's... - Full Story
January 30, 2009

How a Chicago teen fooled police into thinking he was an officer

The Chicago TribuneCHICAGO — He walked into the store in an almost-complete Chicago police uniform... - Full Story
January 29, 2009

Undercover Fla. cop shot 4 times by teen

By Stephen Thompson Tampa TribuneST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The two undercover detectives were driving... - Full Story
January 28, 2009

Colo. deputy recounts gun battle, takedown of suspect

Related article: Colo. deputy fatally shoots man who killed manager in gun battleBy Vanessa Miller Daily... - Full Story
January 28, 2009

Police commissioner defends withholding names

Police commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld reiterates policy not to name officers who shoot or kill civilians... - Full Story
January 27, 2009

Fla. man shot, killed after hitting officer with car

By Steven Beardsley Naples Daily NewsFORT MYERS, Fla. — The last two times Arthur Lee Coleman ran,... - Full Story



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