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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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April 29, 2015

DA clears Pa. police in fatal shooting of gunman outside prison

Wagner said Sgt. Matt Nickey, the ranking officer at the scene, reasonably believed he needed to shoot Leipold to prevent others from being hurt or killed - Full Story
April 29, 2015
Video: Mich. cop fatally shoots fleeing driver at traffic stop

Video: Mich. cop fatally shoots fleeing driver at traffic stop

The passenger leaped into the driver's seat and attempted to take off, in the direction of an officer - Full Story
April 29, 2015

Ferguson protests Baltimore death, 2 shot overnight

In Ferguson, there were reports of two people being shot late Tuesday and early Wednesday, though it wasn't immediately clear if the shootings were linked to the protests - Full Story
April 28, 2015
Okla. wildlife officer kills wanted man who tried drowning him

Okla. wildlife officer kills wanted man who tried drowning him

Authorities had been seeking the suspect since April 15, and he allegedly held the game warden's head under water when the officer attempted to make an arrest - Full Story
April 28, 2015

Syringe-wielding Wal-Mart robbery suspect shot after fleeing police

The suspect stole a TV before evading police, crashing into a squad and eventually driving into a ditch - Full Story
April 27, 2015

Trending Topics: How quickly a call can turn violent

By PoliceOne Staff The release of body camera footage capturing a sudden knife attack at a disturbance... - Full Story
April 26, 2015
Video: 6 cops hurt, 34 arrested in violent Baltimore protest

Video: 6 cops hurt, 34 arrested in violent Baltimore protest

Violence erupted Saturday night during what began as a peaceful demonstration attended by more than a thousand people - Full Story
April 26, 2015
Reality Training: Why mental rehearsal is crucial to officer survival

Reality Training: Why mental rehearsal is crucial to officer survival

By PoliceOne Staff Dave Smith reviews the fatal shooting of Montana Highway Patrol Trooper David DeLaittre... - Full Story
April 25, 2015

Video: Fla. OIS under renewed scrutiny after footage released

Officer said he believed suspect was reaching for a gun and only fired shots after the man failed to comply with commands - Full Story
April 24, 2015

2 Dallas officers won't be indicted in fatal OIS

A grand jury has declined to indict two Dallas police officers who fatally shot a mentally ill man armed with a screwdriver in an incident last year - Full Story



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