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There's a list at Wiki - though I don't know how accurate it is . . . List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States 2014 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
January 2014 . . .
Reached for waistband after told to raise hands.
Produced firearm / engaged officers with fire
Hmm - this one's interesting. Autopsy reported victim died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds - but officers also opened fire because she sat with a gun in her hand. Family disputes autopsy findings in shooting death | StarNewsOnline.com
This one I remember debating - the family called hte officers to assist with mentally ill son. He charged with a knife and they shot him. Lodi police release names of officers involved in Jan. 25 shooting | The Sacramento Bee
Shot a man while doing a welfare check - and the incident is unclear as to what happened and why it turned into a shooting. Niece: Man slain by SWAT officers
Man shot after refusing to take hands out of pockets. Later they found he was unarmed.
Don't know why this is listed. A former officer killed himself an family in murder-suicide. But that wasn't 'in the line of duty' - Utah Local News - Salt Lake City News, Sports, Archive - The Salt Lake Tribune
Man suspected of attempted robbery confronted and then charged an officer telling him he wasn't going to jail.
LIttle details released on this one - man shot at carwash when officer checked on abandoned vehicle. Yakima Herald Republic | Man shot by police at car wash identified
Now this might be what I'm remembering - the schizophrenic son was threatening mom with a screwdriver. NEW DETAILS: State group defends officers' actions in teen shoot - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC
Shot home invasion suspect during a struggle
Shot man who was carrying a machete and confronting officers
Guy was in a shoot off with officers
Guy was shot after officer returned fire
Guy was shot after officers responded to reports of men exchanging fire.
Mentally disabled man was shot after a call RE domestic dispute. Police called to house before fatal shooting | The Columbus Dispatch
Lawyer thought his home was being burglarized - someone called police - and when police arrived the man opened fire. 'Lovable and Laid Back' Texas Lawyer Killed in Police Shootout - ABC News - Sounds like he thought they were robbers and not cops?
Little details given on this one: Mayes County deputy fatally shoots man on New Year's Day - KJRH.com
Man shot and killed after officers responded to reports of a carjacking - little details otherwise. Metro Detroit | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
So what i see is this [just from looking at one month of incidences listed - I'm sure there were some beyond that list]
A) As we all know - officers really don't know how to respond to the mentally ill / disabled when they become violent.
B) Poor reporting - if you're going to write an article do the research. It's a waste of time otherwise.
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