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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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Friend: Mel Gibson tried to commit suicide by cop

"Mel was trying to invite death by cop," he said. "I don't think this was being anti-Semitic" - Full Story

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Calif. police ID man with fake gun killed by cops

The incident was the third fatal officer-involved shooting in Oakland in a week - Full Story

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NH man seeks leniency after threatening cop

Man accused of threatening to kill a police officer said in court that he was drunk at the time, and that he really is 'not a troublemaker' - Full Story

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Shooting of Calif. man holding water nozzle angers family

Shooting of Calif. man holding water nozzle angers family

The man pointed it at one of the officers and two officers fired their weapons, a handgun and a shotgun, eight times - Full Story

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Texas man kills ex-governor's son, fires AK-47 at cops

Texas man kills ex-governor's son, fires AK-47 at cops

Granger unloaded 30-plus rounds into the armored truck before a sniper shot him dead - Full Story

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In probable SBC, man with knife threatened Wash. cop

Deputy Rustin Olson shot Quentin Dodd after Dodd yelled "shoot me, shoot me, shoot me," then tried to stab Olson and charged at him - Full Story

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Mass. cop shoots knife-wielding teen

"Shoot me, shoot me, I want to die," the teen yelled - Full Story

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Audio: 'I'm ready to kill cops right now'

A newly released 911 call reveals that a man gunned down by officers was threatening to kill them - Full Story



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