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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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Will to Win: Mike Perez (Part 1)

In November of 1985, Officer Mike Perez of the Aurora, IL Police Department experienced a life changing moment: his partner was disarmed and the offender, a career criminal with a violent past, turned the gun on Officer Perez.

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Use of force incidents put Denver police in spotlight; complaints down 13.6 percent

By Judi Villa Rocky Mountain NewsDENVER — These are the stories that make headlines:* A video shows... - Full Story

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Lawyer: BART officer meant to fire TASER

Editor's note: In Dave Smith's article, BART shooting raises issue of TASER confusion, he says, "The... - Full Story

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Calif. transit police probe 'plagued with problems'

By Demian Bulwa San Francisco ChronicleOAKLAND, Calif. — BART's investigation into a police officer's... - Full Story

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How a Chicago teen fooled police into thinking he was an officer

The Chicago TribuneCHICAGO — He walked into the store in an almost-complete Chicago police uniform... - Full Story

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Undercover Fla. cop shot 4 times by teen

By Stephen Thompson Tampa TribuneST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The two undercover detectives were driving... - Full Story

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Colo. deputy recounts gun battle, takedown of suspect

Related article: Colo. deputy fatally shoots man who killed manager in gun battleBy Vanessa Miller Daily... - Full Story

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Police commissioner defends withholding names

Police commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld reiterates policy not to name officers who shoot or kill civilians... - Full Story

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Fla. man shot, killed after hitting officer with car

By Steven Beardsley Naples Daily NewsFORT MYERS, Fla. — The last two times Arthur Lee Coleman ran,... - Full Story

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Civil rights lawyer to argue Calif. transit officer shooting case

By Paul Elias Associated PressOAKLAND, Calif. — Suing police officers is good business for civil... - Full Story



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