12/18/2006

NY police say 2006 shootings by officers on par with other years

By Bradley Hope, Staff Reporter
The New York Sun

In the wake of six police-involved shootings in three weeks - three of them fatal - department officials yesterday dismissed claims that officers are getting more violent with people they believe are committing crimes.

While the shootings appear to be salient because of the increased scrutiny on the department since the Sean Bell shooting, the number of police-involved shootings this year hasn't varied much when compared with previous years, a police spokesman, Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne, said.

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