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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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October 15, 2010

NY cop shoots steak-knife-wielding bank robber

The officer shot him in the leg after he refused several orders to drop the knife - Full Story
October 13, 2010

Mass. cop shoots knife-wielding teen

"Shoot me, shoot me, I want to die," the teen yelled - Full Story
October 13, 2010

Calif. cops get mandatory dog, wildlife training

This comes after two high-profile cases in which officers shot a confused fawn and a barking yellow Labrador - Full Story
October 12, 2010

Soldier shot by SLC cop was troubled

He returned from Afghanistan and headed straight to Utah with ammunition, weapons and a grudge - Full Story
October 07, 2010

Phoenix cop arrested after fatal shooting

The officer reportedly said "I don't need no warrant motherf---er," while holding a gun to the man’s temple in an attempt to restrain him - Full Story
October 04, 2010

Chicago eliminates controversial post-shooting statements

Critics say the conclusion of the statements almost always determined that the shooting was justified - Full Story
October 04, 2010

Audio: 'I'm ready to kill cops right now'

A newly released 911 call reveals that a man gunned down by officers was threatening to kill them - Full Story
October 03, 2010

2 officers charged in Katrina convention center death

Charged with lying under oath about the shooting death of a man outside the city's convention center - Full Story
October 01, 2010

Calif. cops kill family dog during false burglary alarm

The shooting occurred just a few months after the Oakland police chief called for a review of police procedures following the controversial police shooting of a young deer - Full Story
September 29, 2010

Learning to shoot for your life

Cops must assess danger and act quickly - Full Story



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