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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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January 02, 2015
Video: Ala. officer cleared after body cam shows shooting

Video: Ala. officer cleared after body cam shows shooting

The video shows the man lunging at the officer with a hatchet after many commands by the officer to drop the weapon - Full Story
January 02, 2015
2 officers, suspect shot in W.Va. highway shootout

2 officers, suspect shot in W.Va. highway shootout

Father and son killed an NC couple and set their home on fire, and then drove to W.Va, where they wounded 2 cops - Full Story
January 01, 2015

Investigators: Ga. chief said he accidentally shot wife

Police Chief William McCollom called 911 around 4:15 a.m. and reported shooting his wife, Margaret, inside the couple's bedroom - Full Story
January 01, 2015

Man shoots at 2 San Francisco Bay Area cops

Man accused of shooting at two police officers has been apprehended after a lengthy manhunt - Full Story
January 01, 2015

2nd suspect in LA patrol car shooting arrested

James Brooks, 19, was wanted in Sunday's shooting and was captured by federal agents in Las Vegas - Full Story
December 31, 2014
Pa. police shoot, kill man who tries to run them down

Pa. police shoot, kill man who tries to run them down

The man had posted several rambling videos online threatening the police before attempting to run them over - Full Story
December 30, 2014

Video: Texas cop fatally shoots man who opened fire

Man got out of his car and raised his hands as if surrendering during the July 28 stop. He then pulled out a gun and opened fire - Full Story
December 30, 2014

Video: Calif. gunman killed, cop and bystander shot in gunbattles

Nov. 22 gunbattles between an armed parolee and an officer and two sheriff's deputies left the parolee dead and the officer and a bystander wounded - Full Story
December 30, 2014

NYC mayor, police union heads meet amid rift

Mayor Bill de Blasio met privately for more than two hours Tuesday with the leaders of the New York Police Department's unions - Full Story
December 30, 2014

Berkeley mayor to discuss Mo. police shooting probe

Police have said surveillance footage seems to confirm that Martin pointed a gun at the officer before he was shot - Full Story



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