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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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Editorial: Unpunished shooters given nothing to fear

There will be no solution until ordinary people, tired of washing blood stains off sidewalks, refuse to tolerate the violence - Full Story

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Why they won't stop shooting in Chicago

Why they won't stop shooting in Chicago

Violence has plagued Chicago for years. The complex nature of the city's crime problem is highlighted in the Chicago Sun-Time series, "59 hours," which documents a weekend in 2008 in which 40 people were shot, seven fatally. Two years later, nearly all of the shooters from that weekend have escaped charges.

Three off-duty Chicago cops have been killed since May. PoliceOne Contributor Dave Smith says that while the mayor and the media whine about "gun violence," the real focus should be on the "War on Cops."

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Silence is a killer in Chicago crime investigation

In Chicago, forty people were shot in a span of 59 hours between April 18-20 in 2008; not one has faced charges - Full Story

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Jury to announce verdict in Pa. cop killing

A verdict in the shooting death of Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski is expected to be read Wednesday afternoon - Full Story

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Why they won't stop shooting in Chicago

Part 1 of 3: Forty people were shot in a span of 59 hours between April 18-20 in 2008; two years later, none have faced charges - Full Story

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Mass. domestic leaves 3 cops injured, woman dead

Mass. domestic leaves 3 cops injured, woman dead

Police went to a home in Somerville after a man called to say his girlfriend had lunged at him with a knife and tried to set his clothes on fire - Full Story

Columns

Coping with the aftermath of a suicide by cop Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Coping with the aftermath of a suicide by cop

Whether an SBC incident arises spontaneously out of the anger and panic of the subject, or it is pre-planned, the officer involved has to deal with the aftermath - Full Story

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Helping a fellow officer after SBC Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Helping a fellow officer after SBC

If you’re a well-meaning colleague, family member, or friend, here are some things you can do to... - Full Story



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with Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
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