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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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Video: Off-duty cop mistakenly shoots self inside elevator

Officer out to dinner with his wife accidentally shot himself in the stomach inside a parking garage elevator - Full Story

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Ga. chief's wife upgraded to fair condition after gunshot

The wife of a Georgia police chief who told a 911 dispatcher that he accidentally shot her is improving at a hospital - Full Story

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SF officers fatally shoot suspect near police station

SF officers fatally shoot suspect near police station

Earlier in the day the same man had asked some officers about their guns and ammunition - Full Story

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Officers salute boss, mayor at NYPD cop's wake

Action Saturday was in contrast to the hundreds of police who turned their backs to video screens showing the mayor speaking at last week's funeral - Full Story

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'Eyeball' man sentenced for shooting Alaska officer

'Eyeball' man sentenced for shooting Alaska officer

Jason Barnum was sentenced to 22 years in prison Friday in Anchorage Superior Court - Full Story

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Family, officers arrive for 2nd NYPD cop's funeral

Family, officers arrive for 2nd NYPD cop's funeral

Thousands of officers are paying their respects to a NYPD officer shot to death along with his partner as mourners converge from around the country - Full Story

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Probe into OIS of boy with pellet gun changes hands

The Cuyahoga County's sheriff's office will take over for the city and continue the probe into the Nov. 22 Cleveland playground shooting of Tamir Rice - Full Story

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Family of sword-wielding Utah man killed by police files lawsuit

The federal lawsuit seeks more than $2 million in damages, and states that Darrien Hunt, 22, wasn't a threat - Full Story

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NC department on alert after recent attacks against police

Officers in Durham are being told to remain vigilant and use their instincts after two shooting incidents involving officers in less than a week - Full Story

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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.



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