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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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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
January 27, 2009

Civil rights lawyer to argue Calif. transit officer shooting case

By Paul Elias Associated PressOAKLAND, Calif. — Suing police officers is good business for civil... - Full Story
January 22, 2009

Family in line of fire thanks 'hero' officer

By Heath Urie Daily CameraBOULDER, Colo. — Perrin Dake and his 17-year-old daughter, Tanya, were... - Full Story
January 19, 2009

N.C. chief backs detective in off duty shooting

By Christopher D. Kirkpatrick and Cleve R. Wootson Jr. The Charlotte ObserverGASTONIA, N.C. — Gastonia... - Full Story
January 16, 2009

Pair indicted in shooting death of Va. detective

By Shawn Day The Virginian-PilotVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A special grand jury has indicted one of... - Full Story
January 15, 2009

Lawyer says transit officer went to Nevada to escape death threats

CNN.comOAKLAND, Calif. — The former transit police officer accused of shooting an unarmed man at... - Full Story
January 15, 2009

Bomb scare at home of former Calif. transit cop

The Associated PressNAPA, Calif. — About 50 people were evacuated from their homes after the parents... - Full Story
January 14, 2009

Calif. transit officer involved in BART shooting is arrested

Johannes Mehserle, right, appeares in the East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in Minden,... - Full Story
January 13, 2009

Editorial: In video age, a rush to judgment?

By Ben Arnoldy Christian Science MonitorOAKLAND, Calif. — If a picture is worth a thousand words,... - Full Story



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