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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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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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Lawsuit tossed out in CHP 'suicide by cop' shooting

Officers acted in self-defense when they fatally shot a suicidal South San Francisco man who had led them on a high-speed chase and then walked toward them holding a large rock on his head - Full Story

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NM man shot by police wanted 'suicide by cop'

The frantic, fast-moving lapel-camera video shows three officers firing what sounds like more than a dozen rounds at a man who was brandishing a metal brake pad and/or a knife at officers.



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