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Fla. OIS under renewed scrutiny after footage released

Officer said he believed suspect was reaching for a gun and only fired shots after the man failed to comply with commands in the 2013 incident.

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Video: Fla. OIS under renewed scrutiny after footage released

Officer said he believed suspect was reaching for a gun and only fired shots after the man failed to comply with commands - Full Story

Columns

Debunking 6 myths about in-custody death Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

Debunking 6 myths about in-custody death

At this year’s 2015 ILEETA conference, expert Lawrence offered the following about the misconceptions surrounding in-custody deaths and injuries - Full Story

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2 Dallas officers won't be indicted in fatal OIS

A grand jury has declined to indict two Dallas police officers who fatally shot a mentally ill man armed with a screwdriver in an incident last year - Full Story

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Okla. man killed after shooting 2 cops, setting house on fire

A sheriff’s deputy and a police officer were shot Thursday by a suspect who was then killed by police.

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Okla. man killed after shooting 2 cops, setting house on fire

A sheriff’s deputy and a police officer were shot Thursday by a suspect who was then killed by police - Full Story

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NY man killed after firing gun in bar, at police

NY man killed after firing gun in bar, at police

A man who fired a gun inside a bar and later fired at two police officers chasing him on foot was fatally shot by other officers - Full Story

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Officer, suspect shot in Philadelphia

Bicycle officer was shot Thursday night by a drug suspect who told him "I don't want to have to do this," before firing at him.

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Officer, suspect shot in Philadelphia

Bicycle officer was shot Thursday night by a drug suspect who told him "I don't want to have to do this," before firing at him - Full Story

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New footage shows mentally ill man point gun at cop in Okla. OIS

In the interest of transparency, officials sought out the help of a computer forensics expert, who was able to recover the new footage of the April 11 incident.



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