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Officer-Involved Shootings

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 29, 2016

Judge keeps suspect in La. deputy's shooting in custody

The shooting took place at a home in the Lower 9th Ward, a neighborhood that saw some of the worst of Hurricane Katrina - Full Story
January 28, 2016

Son kills retired Va. cop, 4 other family members, self after standoff

Officers negotiated with the barricaded suspect for hours - Full Story
January 28, 2016

NJ cop shoots, wounds suspect dragging him in stolen vehicle

The officer was hospitalized with a broken leg - Full Story
January 28, 2016

Records: Microphones missing, audio issues on Chicago dashcams

Newly released records support public suspicions that officers failed to enable audio - Full Story
January 28, 2016

Victim's mental health an issue in fatal Fla. OIS

Deputy Peter Peraza faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted - Full Story
January 28, 2016

Audit: DC police don't use firearms excessively

Washington's police department agreed voluntarily to Justice Department oversight in 2001 - Full Story
January 28, 2016

Ga. trooper wounded in gun battle improving after surgery

Trooper Jacob Fields was shot in the leg and stomach just below his ballistic vest - Full Story
January 28, 2016

Chicago tech project will make police misconduct complaints more accessible

Since 2007, the Knight News Challenge has invested in projects that present innovative ways to use data to affect citizens - Full Story
January 28, 2016

St. Louis police going high-tech in analyzing officer-involved shootings

New devices and precise measurements will let detectives create electronic three-dimensional models - Full Story
January 28, 2016

Officials: Ga. trooper shot in Atlanta area police pursuit

Authorities said in an email that the trooper and suspect were shot - Full Story

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