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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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Video: Dash cam shows SC stop, pursuit leading up to fatal OIS

Video shows the man fatally shot by a police officer get out of his car and then run away during a traffic stop - Full Story

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Data on police shootings limited

The FBI, Director James B. Comey said, must improve how it collects and analyzes data from law enforcement agencies - Full Story

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Fla. cop fatally shoots mentally ill man, officials investigate

Authorities say suspect repeatedly swung a metal broom and refused commands to stop, but the suspect's family called this week for an independent investigation of the incident.

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Video: Fla. cop fatally shoots mentally ill man, officials investigate

Video: Fla. cop fatally shoots mentally ill man, officials investigate

Officials say suspect swung a metal broom and refused commands to stop, but the suspect's family called this week for an independent investigation - Full Story

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SC police shooting rekindles body camera debate

SC police shooting rekindles body camera debate

In Washington, White House spokesman Josh Earnest suggested that greater use of body cameras could help improve community/police relations - Full Story

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Convicted killer of Texas officer set to die

Convicted killer of Texas officer set to die

42-year-old faces lethal injection Thursday evening — more than a decade after he gunned down Ferris Police Officer Marty Steinfeldt - Full Story

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DOJ probes fatal SC shooting, mayor vows body cams for entire force

DOJ probes fatal SC shooting, mayor vows body cams for entire force

About 75 people gathered outside City Hall in North Charleston after an officer was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a fleeing man - Full Story

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Manhunt, arrests after shots fired at Pa. police

Police say two people have been arrested and the search is on for a third after gunfire from a vehicle damaged a patrol car - Full Story

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SC cop charged with murder following OIS

Officer Michael T. Slager, 33, was engaged in a scuffle with Walter L. Scott when the man took off with the officer's ECD.



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Officer-Involved Shootings Columnists

Staying Oriented Staying Oriented
with Fred Leland
Triumph and Tragedy Triumph and Tragedy
with Luke Whyte