New FBI study includes fresh insights into “suicide by cop”

By Chuck Remsberg
Senior PoliceOne Contributor
Sponsored by Blauer

A new FBI study of police and violence, due to be released this week, includes fresh insights into “one of the worst” confrontations an officer can get involved in—a suicide by cop.

Dangerous efforts by compassionate officers to help rescue troubled subjects in these situations, plus a lack of hard data about the nature and extent of the problem, are placing LE responders at unnecessary risk, according to the authors of the five-year research project discussed at the recent IACP Convention in Boston.

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