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Police Deaths

Police Work Isn't as Dangerous as You May Think

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Attacks on police are a great media story, but if the false narrative -- that policing is getting more dangerous -- continues to spread it will have a significant effect on how police do their jobs --- making them more fearful than they already are, with increasingly deadly results for the general public.

Dominique Mosbergen

Death Of Mentally Ill Woman In Police Custody Ruled A Homicide

HuffingtonPost.com | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.08.2015 | Crime

The death of Tanisha Anderson, the Cleveland woman who died in police custody late last year, has been ruled a homicide. According to the Northeast...

Sound-Bite Journalism Haunts Indianapolis After Officer's Death

Rev. Marie Siroky | Posted 09.16.2014 | Media
Rev. Marie Siroky

It's helpful when reporters link the entire press release or interview, as seeing a quote in context means everything. Which is why I am deeply troubled by a recent decision by Indianapolis-based WISH TV.

Police Deaths In 2013 Reach Startling Figure

AP | Posted 12.30.2013 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report finds that the number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms in 2013 fell to levels not seen since 1887. The...

Why We Need To Stop Exaggerating The Threat To Cops

The Huffington Post | Radley Balko | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

The recent killings of two prosecutors in Texas, a Colorado Department of Corrections official and a sheriff in West Virginia have law enforcement gro...

How Many Law Enforcement Officers Are Killed In The Line Of Duty?

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 11.19.2012 | Crime

WASHINGTON -- The FBI says that 72 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty last year, up from 56 the year before. An additional 53 o...

2011 One Of The Deadliest Years In Recent History For Cops

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 02.27.2012 | Crime

One Oregon police chief was killed when a man allegedly took the officer's gun and shot him in the head. A policeman in Arizona was fatally shot when ...

Huge Jump In Police Deaths

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — Two officers in a remote Alaska town were ambushed as they chatted on a street. A California officer and deputy were killed by an arso...