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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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NY cop shoots steak-knife-wielding bank robber

The officer shot him in the leg after he refused several orders to drop the knife - Full Story


Mass. cop shoots knife-wielding teen

"Shoot me, shoot me, I want to die," the teen yelled - Full Story


Calif. cops get mandatory dog, wildlife training

This comes after two high-profile cases in which officers shot a confused fawn and a barking yellow Labrador - Full Story


Soldier shot by SLC cop was troubled

He returned from Afghanistan and headed straight to Utah with ammunition, weapons and a grudge - Full Story


Holsters for the female cop: A few important side notes Tom Marx - Casting a Critical Eye on Weapons Technology and Training

Holsters for the female cop: A few important side notes

In the last two installments we looked first at strong side carry options as a way of “building on... - Full Story


Phoenix cop arrested after fatal shooting

The officer reportedly said "I don't need no warrant motherf---er," while holding a gun to the man’s temple in an attempt to restrain him - Full Story


One cop's gunfight turns into a punch line on 'Saturday Night Live' Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

One cop's gunfight turns into a punch line on 'Saturday Night Live'

For Officer David Blake of the Longmont (Colo.) Police Department, the events of May 8, 2010 were no laughing matter - Full Story


Chicago eliminates controversial post-shooting statements

Critics say the conclusion of the statements almost always determined that the shooting was justified - Full Story


Audio: 'I'm ready to kill cops right now'

A newly released 911 call reveals that a man gunned down by officers was threatening to kill them - Full Story


2 officers charged in Katrina convention center death

Charged with lying under oath about the shooting death of a man outside the city's convention center - Full Story

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