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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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Editorial: In video age, a rush to judgment?

By Ben Arnoldy Christian Science MonitorOAKLAND, Calif. — If a picture is worth a thousand words,... - Full Story

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Calif. transit police sends BART shooting case to district attorney

By Demian Bulwa, Henry K. Lee, Leslie Fulbright San Francisco ChronicleOAKLAND, Calif. — BART police... - Full Story

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Dangers don't deter Dallas police recruits

(AP Photo)By David Tarrant Dallas Morning NewsDALLAS — It takes 1,300 hours of training over 32... - Full Story

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Calif. officer fatally shoots man with sword

Editor's Note: How do you handle an EDP with a Samurai sword? Dave Smith talks about an incident that... - Full Story

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Pa. SWAT marksman 'justified' in shooting standoff suspect who had 2 guns

By Dennis B. Roddy and Sadie Gurman Pittsburgh Post-GazettePITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Police Chief... - Full Story

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Off duty officer thwarts Pa. bank robber

Editor's Note: Street Survival Seminar instructor Betsy Brantner Smith encourages officers to always... - Full Story

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Protests continue as Calif. transit board reviews BART incident

Sean Maher and Denis Cuff Oakland Tribune OAKLAND, Calif. — An emotional BART board apologized... - Full Story

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Baseball star's son shot by officer after suspected car theft

By Ed Lavandera CNN.comHOUSTON — Robbie Tolan sits in a Houston, Texas, hospital bed with a bullet... - Full Story

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Baltimore police to stop identifying officers who kill, injure suspects

Baltimore police to stop identifying
officers who kill, injure suspects

BALTIMORE — An officer looks at a patrol car that a man set on fire behind Baltimore police headquarters. Baltimore police will no longer release the names of officers who kill or injure people, changing a long-standing practice that the department believes put officers at risk. Regionally and across the country, police agencies differ in their disclosure of police-involved shootings; some release the names within hours and others withhold the information altogether. - Full Story

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LAPD actions after tragic '05 shooting scrutinized

Related articles: DA: LAPD shooting of child wasn't crime Panel to consider LAPD's role in toddler's... - Full Story



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