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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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L.A. deputies thought cell phone was a gun, fatally shot man

By Richard Winton Los Angeles TimesLOS ANGELES — Two deputies apparently mistook a cellphone for... - Full Story

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Former cop kills Texas deputy, dies after standoff

By Arelis Hernandez Associated PressBAYTOWN, Texas — A gunman shot and killed a southeast Texas... - Full Story

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Officer deaths up in first half of '09

Officer deaths up in first half of '09

By Kevin Johnson USA TodayWASHINGTON — The number of police officers killed in the line of duty... - Full Story

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N.Y. officer fatally shoots man who attacked him

By Tom Hays Associated PressNEW YORK &mdsah; A man who told an undercover policeman to get off his... - Full Story

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Wash. police fatally shoot man on rampage

Associated PressSPOKANE, Wash. — Police fatally shot a man after he allegedly beat a woman with... - Full Story

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NYPD cops hit with ricocheting gunfire aimed at dog

By Chuck Bennett and Larry Celona New York PostNEW YORK — Three NYPD officers and a civilian were... - Full Story

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N.C. man shot officer through door, claims he "had no target"

News and ObserverDURHAM, N.C. — Whoever fired the bullet that struck a Durham police officer in... - Full Story

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Philly police shooting raises questions of how to deal with the mentally ill

By Jennifer Lin Philadelphia InquirerPHILADELPHIA — Advocates for the mentally ill are questioning... - Full Story

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Fatal police shooting to cost Calif. city $650K

By Henry K. Lee San Francisco ChronicleOAKLAND, Calif. — The city of Oakland is poised to pay $650,000... - Full Story

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L.A. deputy shoots teen who ran from cops, brandished weapon

By Robert Jablon Associated PressLOS ANGELES — A 16-year-old boy killed while running from a Los... - Full Story



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