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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 27, 2015

Police chiefs urge veto of bill making officer names secret

Bill would require police to keep the names of officers involved in shootings secret for two months - Full Story
March 26, 2015
Wis. trooper's killer had been convicted in supremacist brawl

Wis. trooper's killer had been convicted in supremacist brawl

FBI and the state are investigating whether gunman may have been involved in other bank robberies in other states - Full Story
March 26, 2015

Neb. state senator: 'My ISIS is the police'

State senator is in hot water over anti-police comments in which he compared officers to the Islamic State extremist group - Full Story
March 26, 2015

Ga. police shoot man in Maserati driving toward them

Man killed after police said he drove a Maserati toward them admitted last year to driving toward another officer and accelerating, according to court records - Full Story
March 26, 2015
Lawyer: Suspect in shooting of 2 cops in Ferguson didn't fire gun

Lawyer: Suspect in shooting of 2 cops in Ferguson didn't fire gun

The man accused of shooting two cops during a demonstration in Ferguson this month had nothing to do with the incident, his attorney said Wednesday - Full Story
March 25, 2015

Video: Ariz. cop escapes death as gunman attempts to sneak up behind him

Officer Cesar Nelson responded to a domestic disturbance February 16 when the attempted ambush occurred - Full Story
March 25, 2015
Board to monitor changes after Philly police shootings

Board to monitor changes after Philly police shootings

Mayor has created an independent oversight board to monitor the implementation of recommendations from a Justice Department team - Full Story
March 25, 2015

Mediator to lead talks between PD, community groups over Wash. OIS

A federal mediator will travel to state next week to begin talks between a department and community groups outraged by a recent fatal police shooting - Full Story
March 25, 2015
Parole board changes mind, won't free cop killer amid outcry

Parole board changes mind, won't free cop killer amid outcry

The inmate, Gary Castonguay, is serving a sentence of 25 years to life in prison for the shooting of Plainville police Officer Robert Holcomb during a burglary - Full Story
March 25, 2015
Wis. trooper, suspect, motorist killed in shootings

Wis. trooper, suspect, motorist killed in shootings

Suspect fired his handgun inside a bank and robbed it of an unspecified amount of cash, then fled in a bank employee's vehicle - Full Story



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