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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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Chief says student's attack on officer was 'suicide by cop'

By Pablo Lopez and Louis Galvan McClatchy Newspapers Related: Teen attacks Calif. officer with bat, fatally... - Full Story

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The hazards of face-to-face communications with armed suspects

By Deputy Chief Michael Hillman, LAPD Reprinted with permission from the LAPD Recently, I reviewed a... - Full Story

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Classes at Wisconsin college resume as police search for suicidal gunman

By Ryan J. Foley The Associated Press MADISON, Wis. — University students returned to class Wednesday... - Full Story

In-depth News

Fatal shooting of Boston man called

Fatal shooting of Boston man called "suicide-by-cop"

QUINCY, Mass. — Police shot and killed a 65-year-old Quincy man yesterday after he attacked officers with a knife as they responded to a report of an attempted suicide.

Police and an emergency unit responded to a 911 call and found James Hart with self-inflicted knife wounds inside a small shed. When officers tried to force Hart out of the small structure with a chemical spray, he ran out and attacked with a 12-inch kitchen knife.

Mr. Hart lunged at two of the officers while urging them to shoot him - Full Story

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Fatal shooting of Boston man called "suicide-by-cop"

By Claire Cummings The Boston Globe QUINCY, Mass. — Police shot and killed a 65-year-old Quincy man yesterday... - Full Story

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Teen breaks into N.H. police station, fires shots

The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, N.H — A former student whose disturbing online messages caused a modified... - Full Story

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N.H. officer stabbed; situation escalates into "suicide by cop" scenario

Editor's Note — In light this would-be "suicide by cop" incident, we felt it crucial to remind you of... - Full Story

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Woman with knife lunges at officers inside Houston PD

By MIKE GLENN The Houston Chronicle HOUSTON, Tex. — A distraught woman wielding a knife called for police... - Full Story

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Deaths at Calif. resort called 'suicide-by-cop'

By Christopher Goffard, Garrett Therolf and Ashley Powers Los Angeles Times LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — On... - Full Story

Columns

Suicide by cop: Prevention, response and recovery Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

Suicide by cop: Prevention, response and recovery

By Dr. Laurence Miller, PoliceOne columnist Q: What do you do when a suspect forces you to shoot him? I... - Full Story



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