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February 05, 2010

Report finds Ga. cop fired at suspect in self-defense

Officer Lyndsey Perry was cleared of all charges in the fatal shooting - Full Story
January 26, 2010

Chief says Calif. police shooting was 'suicide by cop'

Police fatally shot a man coming at them with a machete - Full Story
December 29, 2009

Suspect shot by Dallas police said he wanted to die

By Scott Goldstein Dallas Morning NewsDALLAS — Fifteen police officers shot at a robbery suspect... - Full Story
December 11, 2009

Evidence shows S.C. teen hoped to die in cop attack

By Jeffrey Collins Associated PressCOLUMBIA, S.C. — With the suicide note he worked on for a week... - Full Story
October 07, 2009

Tenn. officers seek dismissal of excessive force lawsuit

By Jacqueline Koch Chattanooga Times Free PressAn attorney for six officers who shot to death a man reportedly... - Full Story
August 05, 2009

Tenn. police fire 59 shots at man with rifle threatening suicide

By Bill Poovey Associated PressCHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Six officers fired at least 59 shots in less... - Full Story
July 25, 2009

Autopsy report released in Ga. police shooting

By Andria Simmons Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionA Duluth woman was shot four times and her elderly mother... - Full Story
July 23, 2009

Ga. officer fatally shoots suicidal woman, mother who called police

By Kate Brumback Associated PressATLANTA — An officer who fatally shot an elderly woman and her... - Full Story
April 14, 2009

N.Y. police shootings suggest suicide by cop, but evidence is murky

By Al Baker New York TimesRelated Articles: Investigating Suicide by Cop incidents: What to remember... - Full Story
April 08, 2009

Canadian pilot tells police flight to U.S. was suicide effort

CNN.com A trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol secures the scene a few miles west of Ellsinore,... - Full Story



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