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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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August 20, 2015
Officer-involved shooting in St. Louis sparks protests

Officer-involved shooting in St. Louis sparks protests

Police fatally shot a suspect after he allegedly pointed a gun at them - Full Story
August 19, 2015
NM cops to stand trial in controversial shooting of armed homeless man

NM cops to stand trial in controversial shooting of armed homeless man

In a rare move, the judge ordered the police officers to stand trial for the 2014 shooting that sparked national outrage - Full Story
August 19, 2015

Ex-cop denied bail on murder charge, collapses in Va. courtroom

As lawyers debated a trial date, Adam Torres collapsed, first hitting a chair before landing flat on his back - Full Story
August 19, 2015

Calif. cop escapes injury when mistakenly fired upon by fellow officer

In a dimly lit stairwell, the officer fired one shot at an individual he believed was holding a weapon - Full Story
August 19, 2015

Manhunt for suspect that shot, injured Miss. cop

The suspect shot the officer with officer's gun during a struggle - Full Story
August 19, 2015

New trial upheld for 5 ex-cops in post-Katrina shootings

Following the hurricane in 2005, four cops are charged with deadly shootings of unarmed people, one is charged in cover-up - Full Story
August 19, 2015

Teen shot by NJ police during foot pursuit faces assault, gun charges

The boy pointed a .22-caliber handgun at the officers when two state troopers and a sheriff's officer began to chase him - Full Story
August 18, 2015

Ex-police officer indicted on murder charge in 2013 Va. shooting

The officer shot and killed an unarmed man as he stood inside his front door with his hands up - Full Story
August 18, 2015
Autopsy: Target of 2-week Calif. manhunt killed by deputies' gunfire

Autopsy: Target of 2-week Calif. manhunt killed by deputies' gunfire

The man was suspected of killing a retired dentist, taking three men hostage and wounding two deputies - Full Story
August 18, 2015

Jury to hear closing arguments in NC police shooting

Officer Randall Kerrick faces up to 11 years in prison if convicted - Full Story



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