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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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Holder calls for better data on attacks against police, use of force

Attorney General Eric Holder called Thursday for better record-keeping, saying current efforts to compile the data are incomplete - Full Story

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Officer-involved shootings prompt array of bills in state legislatures

Officer-involved shootings prompt array of bills in state legislatures

Lawmakers are moving quickly with scores of bills ranging from increasing police training to putting tighter limits on using deadly force - Full Story

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NM suspect killed in shootout stole armor, gun from deputy's home

NM suspect killed in shootout stole armor, gun from deputy's home

Suspect broke into a deputy's home on Monday morning and stole the vest and three firearms - Full Story

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Calif. officer run down with his own patrol car

Officer is hospitalized with serious injuries after being run down Tuesday night by a possible burglary suspect - Full Story

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Mo. cops learn man who shot them eligible for parole 30 years early

Officers Pat Brown and Brian Schoen were shot during an encounter with Saeed Aquil and a teenager on New Year’s Eve 1994.

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Mo. cops learn man who shot them eligible for parole over 20 years early

Officers Pat Brown and Brian Schoen were shot during an encounter with Saeed Aquil and a teenager on New Year’s Eve 1994 - Full Story

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Ky. cop injured after pistol discharges in gun store, files suit

Attorney says his client has had multiple surgeries and has lost enough functionality in his left hand that he can no longer work as a police officer.

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Albuquerque officer fatally shoots suspect in gun battle

Suspect who opened fire was wearing body armor. Tuesday's shooting marks the department's third this year.

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NM suspect killed by police wore body armor

NM suspect killed by police wore body armor

Tuesday's shooting marks the department's third this year - Full Story

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Ga. man executed for killing of deputy during traffic stop

A man who fatally shot a sheriff's deputy who stopped him for speeding on a Georgia interstate was put to death Tuesday for the 1998 killing.



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