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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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March 08, 2015
Actor Dan Aykroyd to donate to family of slain Philly cop

Actor Dan Aykroyd to donate to family of slain Philly cop

Actor made the announcement Friday while visiting the Philadelphia Flower Show to promote his vodka company - Full Story
March 07, 2015

NY police shoot man who pulled gun in Brooklyn

The suspect brandished a silver handgun before he took off running - Full Story
March 07, 2015
Wis. man fatally shot by police following disturbance, protests follow

Wis. man fatally shot by police following disturbance, protests follow

Police received reports that someone was jumping into traffic and caused a battery before following the suspect into an apartment - Full Story
March 06, 2015
Man in Skid Row OIS is identified

Man in Skid Row OIS is identified

Path to Skid Row was marked by mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years - Full Story
March 06, 2015

Shots fired at CHP officers; bullet hits patrol car

A two-officer patrol car stopped a vehicle when shots were fired in their direction - Full Story
March 06, 2015
Police: Slain Philly cop a hero in 'fierce' gun battle with 2

Police: Slain Philly cop a hero in 'fierce' gun battle with 2

Officer Robert Wilson III was at the counter of a GameStop Thursday when two armed brothers entered - Full Story
March 06, 2015

Philly cop killed in shooting, 2 in custody

Officer was shot in the head after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a GameStop - Full Story
March 05, 2015

Jury sides with Chicago cops in fatal OIS, awards no damages

While the jury's verdict was a clear vindication for the officers, the case may be far from over - Full Story
March 05, 2015
Key findings in the DOJ report on Darren Wilson

Key findings in the DOJ report on Darren Wilson

Report says there were no credible witnesses who incriminated Wilson and whose accounts were consistent with prior statements - Full Story
March 05, 2015
Failures by 3 governments preceded man's death in Skid Row OIS

Failures by 3 governments preceded man's death in Skid Row OIS

The problems began in the late 1990s when French officials gave suspect a passport under what turned out to be a stolen name - Full Story



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