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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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Idaho police share use of force video

Video explains common myths fueled by Hollywood about officer-involved shootings - Full Story


USC campus officer shoots armed robbery suspect

The shooting came a week after two graduate students were killed off-campus - Full Story


Ohio police tapes released in restaurant OIS

The transmissions add to the picture of a situation that started almost calmly - Full Story


Md. cop shoots, kills assault suspect

Neighbors told police the man assaulted a woman who was bleeding and crying for help - Full Story


Live-fire training in teams Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Live-fire training in teams

Let's start practicing team gunfighting skills to magnify our effectiveness when deadly force is required - Full Story


Officers, civilians honored by Texas police

Twenty-eight police officers received kudos for assisting area residents and at times risking their own lives - Full Story

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Blue on Blue: Shooting another cop

Blue on Blue: Shooting another cop

As illustrated by the recent case of Santa Maria (Calif.) officer Alberto Covarrubias Jr. — who was suspected of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl in the department’s Police Explorer program — sometimes LEOs have to investigate, apprehend, and arrest one of their own. - Full Story


Blue on Blue: Reactions to a cop-on-cop shooting Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Blue on Blue: Reactions to a cop-on-cop shooting

In a few, fortunately quite rare cases, a good guy becomes the bad guy and these encounters turn deadly - Full Story

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