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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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Va. police fatally shoot armed robber

By Duane Bourne The Virginian-PilotVIRGINIA BEACH — A man who was shot and killed by a Beach police... - Full Story


Pa. officer shot himself, authorities say

By Kathleen Brady Shea The Philadelphia InquirerDARBY, Pa. — Police have concluded that the gunshot... - Full Story


What the new study of shootings of unarmed suspects means to you Force Science Institute - Destroying Myths & Discovering Cold Facts

What the new study of shootings of unarmed suspects means to you

Part 2 of a 2-part series [Editor’s note: In Part 1 we reported on a ground-breaking new study by researcher Tom Aveni on why and under what circumsta... - Full Story


Tenn. deputies fatally shoot domestic abuser

By Robert Wilson The Knoxville-News SentinelMARYVILLE, Tenn. — Leroy Hickman Jr. had made clear... - Full Story


Wounded Calif. officer loses leg

By Jason Kotowski The Bakersfield CalifornianBAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bakersfield police Officer Dennis... - Full Story


Wounded Ariz. cop leaves hospital

By Elias C. Arnold The Arizona RepublicGOODYEAR, Ariz. - Goodyear police Officer Ricky Melrose was released... - Full Story


Miss. officers fatally shoot burglar

The Associated PressFLOWOOD, Miss. — A man is dead after a Flowood police officer allegedly shot... - Full Story


Ill. police critically wound man in standoff

By Jeremy Gorner Tribune reporter BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Bolingbrook police shot and critically wounded... - Full Story


Wounded Texas officer shoots robber

By Lindsay Wise The Houston Chronicle HOUSTON - A Houston police officer working an extra job as a security... - Full Story


When the smoke clears II: More legal tips for after your shooting Charles Remsberg - 10-8: Life on the Line

When the smoke clears II: More legal tips for after your shooting

Part 2 of a 2-part series In Part 1 of this series, we tapped the experience of John Hoag, a prominent law enforcement union attorn... - Full Story

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