01/15/2001

Rookie officers mistakenly shoot
and kill fellow officer
[Oakland, CA]

PoliceOne Staff Report
(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- An internal investigation has begun to determine why two rookie officers shot and killed an undercover officer who was arresting a suspected car thief Friday morning.

William Wilkins, 29, became the first police officer in the city's history to be killed by friendly fire, authorities said. Since 1867, 46 officers have been killed in Oakland...

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