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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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Mayor: Give APD a chance to change

Mayor skeptical of need for federal investigation into police shootings - Full Story


Chicago cops shoot, kill alleged attacker

One officer attempted to subdue the offender with Mace, but it did not have an effect on the offender - Full Story


1 officer dead, 2 injured after shootout in SD

Officer James Ryan McCandless, 28, was killed during "routine stop"; 2 other officers shot as well - Full Story


Texas man shot after 2 officers stabbed

Kilgore police officers responded to a reported kidnapping - Full Story


Texas cop finds stabbed woman, shoots suspect

An officer who arrived was confronted by a man with a weapon, the release said - Full Story

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A blue-on-blue officer-involved shooting

A blue-on-blue officer-involved shooting

Virginia police shot and killed 34-year-old Ricardo Leon, a Lieutenant with the Naval Observatory Police who was off duty at the time of the shooting. According to one report, Leon had pointed his gun at officers. - Full Story


Video: Officer-involved shooting unfolds

Video: Officer-involved shooting unfolds

New footage from an APD body-worn camera shows the chilling encounter with a violent suspect who refused to drop his knife. Chief defends use of force


Video: APD officer-involved shooting unfolds

Cop shot suspect after partner used a TASER on the knife-wielding man - Full Story


Chicago's top cop defends officers in shootings

Garry McCarthy says suspects recently shot by police both refused to drop weapons - Full Story


Site with police shooting video removed from Internet

The lawyer behind portlandpolicebrutality.com declines to say why - Full Story

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