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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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Cognitive interviewing linked to 'fair, objective' OIS investigations Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

Cognitive interviewing linked to 'fair, objective' OIS investigations

In contrast to the high-pressure, accusatory approach often taken with criminal suspects, investigators trained in cognitive interviewing rely heavily on rapport building and memory stimulation - Full Story


No criminal charges for Seattle cop who shot, killed woodcarver

No criminal charges for Seattle cop who shot, killed woodcarver

The Chief’s announcement may still lead to the officer’s firing in the shooting death of a Seattle woodcarver who was holding a knife. The video was captured on dash cam, although the shooting itself can’t be seen.
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3 US marshals shot serving warrant, 1 killed

The suspect was fatally shot at the residence as well - Full Story


Police cleared in shooting death of university student

By Jessica Naziri CNN New York — A grand jury said Monday that a police officer did not commit... - Full Story


Off-duty cop steps into gunfight, kills man in bar

The plainclothes officer witnessed the altercation and pulled out a firearm as the assailant was about to leave the lounge - Full Story


Gunfight training: Hype, myth, and BS (part three) Ron Avery - The PoliceOne Firearms Corner

Gunfight training: Hype, myth, and BS (part three)

What separates world-class performers from everyone else is what they think, believe, and program into their minds and are able to access under stress - Full Story


Mo. officer shoots, kills off-duty deputy

Timothy Kern, 53, was shot three times after police saw him reach for a gun - Full Story


Will to Win: Andrew Taylor

Dave Smith sits to talk with Andrew Taylor of the LAPD to discuss the armed confrontation he was involved in one night in January, 2007.
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Idaho officer shot in face after pursuit

The suspect was detained and taken to the hospital after wrecking his car and the officer is expected to fully recover - Full Story

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