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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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NM cops face second-degree murder charges in standoff

Stemming from last year's shooting death of a homeless man, officers could face up to 15 years in prison - Full Story

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Batts: More Baltimore cops likely to be arrested, forced out as result of reforms

More Baltimore police officers likely face arrest as the result of reforms in a department that requires "wholesale change," Commissioner Anthony W. Batts wrote - Full Story

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Dallas police HQ attacker's mom: Officers should have tried harder not to kill him

Dallas police HQ attacker's mom: Officers should have tried harder not to kill him

Questioned why police didn't seek medical attention for attacker or contact his parents to help - Full Story

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1 of 3 officers in Wash. farmworker's shooting resigns

Nine-year veteran who shot and killed an immigrant farmworker in a busy intersection earlier this year has resigned - Full Story

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New Orleans police arrest suspect in killing of officer

New Orleans police arrest suspect in killing of officer

33-year-old Travis Boys had broken handcuffs on his wrist when he was arrested Sunday morning - Full Story

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Chief: Man killed Ohio officer so he would be killed by police

Chief: Man killed Ohio officer so he would be killed by police

Officer Sonny Kim, a decorated 27-year veteran of the Cincinnati Police Department, died along with the man involved in the Friday morning shooting - Full Story

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Could training stem police shootings? Las Vegas is a test

Could training stem police shootings? Las Vegas is a test

Las Vegas, now the first department in the country to complete a "collaborative" Justice Department review, has rewritten its use-of-force rules and ramped up training to de-escalate tense encounters - Full Story

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Chicago officer opens fire on youths in car

A retired judge has released dashboard camera video from a Chicago Police car that shows a white officer repeatedly firing his handgun into a car full of black youths who had been pulled over for speeding and posed no apparent threat.

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Video: Chicago officer opens fire on youths in car

Retired judge, who handled a criminal trial of one of the teens, released the December 2013 video - Full Story

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Boston praised for releasing video in police killings

Police earn praise from national law enforcement experts and community leaders for being more transparent - Full Story



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