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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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N.C. chief backs detective in off duty shooting

By Christopher D. Kirkpatrick and Cleve R. Wootson Jr. The Charlotte ObserverGASTONIA, N.C. — Gastonia... - Full Story

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HR218 Explained Ken Wallentine - Law Enforcement and the Law

HR218 Explained

Ed Note: PoliceOne legal columnist Ken Wallentine delves into some of the legal subtleties of HR 218 in... - Full Story

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Pair indicted in shooting death of Va. detective

By Shawn Day The Virginian-PilotVIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A special grand jury has indicted one of... - Full Story

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Lawyer says transit officer went to Nevada to escape death threats

CNN.comOAKLAND, Calif. — The former transit police officer accused of shooting an unarmed man at... - Full Story

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Bomb scare at home of former Calif. transit cop

The Associated PressNAPA, Calif. — About 50 people were evacuated from their homes after the parents... - Full Story

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Calif. transit officer involved in BART shooting is arrested

Johannes Mehserle, right, appeares in the East Fork Justice Court on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in Minden,... - Full Story

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Editorial: In video age, a rush to judgment?

By Ben Arnoldy Christian Science MonitorOAKLAND, Calif. — If a picture is worth a thousand words,... - Full Story

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Calif. transit police sends BART shooting case to district attorney

By Demian Bulwa, Henry K. Lee, Leslie Fulbright San Francisco ChronicleOAKLAND, Calif. — BART police... - Full Story

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Dangers don't deter Dallas police recruits

(AP Photo)By David Tarrant Dallas Morning NewsDALLAS — It takes 1,300 hours of training over 32... - Full Story

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Calif. officer fatally shoots man with sword

Editor's Note: How do you handle an EDP with a Samurai sword? Dave Smith talks about an incident that... - Full Story



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