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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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Pa. cop charged in fatal shooting of driver lying facedown

Pa. cop charged in fatal shooting of driver lying facedown

Attorney says officer acted in self-defense, and he warned the case could cause cops to hesitate in high-pressure situations - Full Story

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Iowa cop cleared in accidental killing of woman, footage released

No criminal charges will be filed against officer for discharging his weapon during a domestic disturbance.

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Video: Iowa cop cleared in accidental killing of woman, footage released

No criminal charges will be filed against officer for discharging his weapon during a domestic disturbance - Full Story

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Ohio cop charged in 137-round shooting wants bench trial

Ohio cop charged in 137-round shooting wants bench trial

Allowing white cop to have judge decide his fate in OIS that killed 2 black suspects would be unfair because it excludes blacks from being jurors, prosecutors argued - Full Story

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Protesters shut down meeting over fatal SF OIS

Family members calling for investigation into whether plainclothes cops who killed woman had properly ID'd themselves when they approached her car - Full Story

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Police: Man fatally shot by Calif. cop left apology note

Responding officer exited his patrol car and "was immediately confronted by the male suspect who was armed with a large knife" - Full Story

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Wis. suspect who abducted woman, fired at cop captured after shooting self

Officers searched fields, barns and other locations for a fugitive accused of abducting a woman and fleeing in an exchange of gunfire - Full Story

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DOJ report on Philly PD cites poor training

Poor training has left cops with the mistaken belief that fearing for their lives alone is justification for using deadly force, Justice Department said Monday - Full Story

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Suspect dead, 8 cops wounded in Ariz. melee

Brawl in a parking lot left one suspect dead and several wounded, including one officer who was shot in the leg.



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