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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 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
January 13, 2009

Calif. transit police sends BART shooting case to district attorney

By Demian Bulwa, Henry K. Lee, Leslie Fulbright San Francisco ChronicleOAKLAND, Calif. — BART police... - Full Story
January 12, 2009

Dangers don't deter Dallas police recruits

(AP Photo)By David Tarrant Dallas Morning NewsDALLAS — It takes 1,300 hours of training over 32... - Full Story
January 12, 2009

Calif. officer fatally shoots man with sword

Editor's Note: How do you handle an EDP with a Samurai sword? Dave Smith talks about an incident that... - Full Story
January 10, 2009

Pa. SWAT marksman 'justified' in shooting standoff suspect who had 2 guns

By Dennis B. Roddy and Sadie Gurman Pittsburgh Post-GazettePITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Police Chief... - Full Story
January 09, 2009

Off duty officer thwarts Pa. bank robber

Editor's Note: Street Survival Seminar instructor Betsy Brantner Smith encourages officers to always... - Full Story
January 09, 2009

Protests continue as Calif. transit board reviews BART incident

Sean Maher and Denis Cuff Oakland Tribune OAKLAND, Calif. — An emotional BART board apologized... - Full Story
January 08, 2009

Baseball star's son shot by officer after suspected car theft

By Ed Lavandera CNN.comHOUSTON — Robbie Tolan sits in a Houston, Texas, hospital bed with a bullet... - Full Story
January 07, 2009

LAPD actions after tragic '05 shooting scrutinized

Related articles: DA: LAPD shooting of child wasn't crime Panel to consider LAPD's role in toddler's... - Full Story



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