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Suicide by Cop

Suicide by Cop

Suicide by Cop

The Suicide by Cop topic page offers news, expert opinion, and advice for dealing with the possible aftermath of the unique type of officer-involved shooting that occurs when a suspect deliberately provokes an officer to shoot.
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Ohio cop pulls suicidal man from freeway during traffic stop

Patrolman Matt Beck had just pulled over the suspected drunk driver when the man bolted into traffic.

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Video: Ohio cop pulls suicidal man from freeway during traffic stop

Video: Ohio cop pulls suicidal man from freeway during traffic stop

Patrolman Matt Beck had just pulled over the suspected drunk driver when the man bolted into traffic - Full Story

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Cops TASER knife-wielding man seeking ‘suicide by cop’

Surveillance video captured a tense standoff between a man armed with two knives and officers in an Ariz. jail.

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Video: Cops TASER knife-wielding man seeking ‘suicide by cop’

Video: Cops TASER knife-wielding man seeking ‘suicide by cop’

Surveillance video captured a tense standoff between a knife-wielding man and officers in a jail - Full Story

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Texas cop kills man charging with knife in-hand

Officers were investigating a disturbance call when the man charged at them and was shot several times - Full Story

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Reality Training: Encountering a 'suicide by cop' situation

Reality Training: Encountering a 'suicide by cop' situation

This week, Dave Smith shows a video of a tense standoff between police and a subject who appears to be... - Full Story

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Reality Training: Encountering a 'suicide by cop' situation

For the week of May 23, Dave Smith shows a video of a tense standoff between police and a subject who appears to be armed with no intention of complying with officers.

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Man who wanted 'suicide by cop' settles excessive force suit

A man who said he wanted to die during a 2009 shootout alleges that the amount of force used by the defendants was objectively unreasonable - Full Story

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Wash. police fatally shoot suicidal armed veteran

Body camera shows sheriff's deputies pleading with a despondent Jedadiah Zillmer, 23, to put down his gun before they shoot him.

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Video: Wash. police fatally shoot suicidal armed veteran

Body camera shows sheriff's deputies pleading with a despondent Jedadiah Zillmer, 23, to put down his gun before they shoot him - Full Story



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