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.
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