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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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WV chief: Officers' actions in shooting 'flawless'

Chief: Officers gave suspect 'repeated verbal commands to get out of his car and put his hands up' - Full Story

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Police: Man told Calif. cops to shoot

Suspect continually reached toward his waistband as though he had a gun - Full Story

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Suicide by cop possible in Chicago 'L' station fatality

A man pointed two pistols at officers, a Fraternal Order of Police spokesman said - Full Story

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Police kill man shooting at cars in Hollywood

Associated PressLOS ANGELES — A gunman who fired at cars and shouted "kill me" and "I'm... - Full Story

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Colo. police: Man attacks patrol with hammer, is shot

A man used a hammer to break the window of a car where an officer did paperwork, police said - Full Story

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Video: Police shoot man with assault rifle near Occupy protest

New video shows Houston police shooting 21-year-old Joshua Twohig near where Occupy protesters were gathered - Full Story

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Witness: Fatality at Wash. school possible suicide-by-cop

Witness: Fatality at Wash. school possible suicide-by-cop

A teen who watched a man open fire near a high school in Issaquah, Wash. on Saturday has raised questions of whether the shooter wanted to harm people or if he sought gunfire from officers. Suicide by cop?

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Witness: Fatality at Wash. school possible suicide-by-cop

The gunman who was fatally shot by officers outside a school on Saturday fired at pedestrians before aiming at police - Full Story

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Bath salts suspected in suicide by cop arrest

“The guy was saying, ‘Why didn’t you shoot me — that’s why I told you I had a gun,’” police said - Full Story



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