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.
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