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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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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

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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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Calif. officer shot to death, suspect dead

Calif. officer shot to death, suspect dead

A man threatening to commit suicide unleashed a barrage of gunfire on officers called to check on him, killing a 14-year veteran of the San Jose department - Full Story

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Pa. cop charged in fatal shooting of driver lying facedown

Pa. cop charged in fatal shooting of driver lying facedown

Attorney says officer acted in self-defense, and he warned the case could cause cops to hesitate in high-pressure situations - Full Story

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Iowa cop cleared in accidental killing of woman, footage released

No criminal charges will be filed against officer for discharging his weapon during a domestic disturbance.

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Video: Iowa cop cleared in accidental killing of woman, footage released

No criminal charges will be filed against officer for discharging his weapon during a domestic disturbance - Full Story

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Ohio cop charged in 137-round shooting wants bench trial

Ohio cop charged in 137-round shooting wants bench trial

Allowing white cop to have judge decide his fate in OIS that killed 2 black suspects would be unfair because it excludes blacks from being jurors, prosecutors argued - Full Story

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Protesters shut down meeting over fatal SF OIS

Family members calling for investigation into whether plainclothes cops who killed woman had properly ID'd themselves when they approached her car - Full Story

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Police: Man fatally shot by Calif. cop left apology note

Responding officer exited his patrol car and "was immediately confronted by the male suspect who was armed with a large knife" - Full Story



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