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Plainclothes N.Y. Cop Killed by Friendly Fire

March 13, 2011
A Nassau County (N.Y.) Police officer was accidentally shot by an MTA officer who mistook him for a suspect during a barricade incident.

NYPD Officers Exonerated In Harlem Shootout

March 5, 2011
The four officers who fired nearly 50 shots while breaking up a Harlem block party in August won't face charges relating to the shootout. Officer Brightman had said Alvarez had a gun and had fired at him.

Baltimore Police Ban Plainclothes Duty

January 12, 2011
Command staff members are now discussing new rules governing plainclothes work. Officers could wear distinctive colors that change by the day or week, to make them quickly identifiable to fellow officers but not to the people they are trying to arrest, or use code words.

41 Shots Fired In Baltimore's Friendly Fire Death

January 11, 2011
Five Baltimore Police officers fired 41 rounds during a chaotic scene outside a nightclub on Sunday evening that led to the death of Officer William H. Torbit Jr. in a friendly fire incident.

L.A. County Sheriff Deputies Suspended After Holiday Brawl

December 16, 2010
Seven Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies have been relieved of their duties, as a result of their participation in a holiday party brawl.

Baltimore Officer Exonerated In Friendly Fire Incident

October 22, 2010
A jury has cleared Baltimore PD's Officer John Torres in the fatal shooting of Officer Norman Stamp during an off-duty shooting outside of a strip club.

Two NYPD Officers Shot In Harlem Gunfight at 500-Person Barbecue

August 8, 2010
Angel Alvarez, 23, shot an killed 21-year-old Luis Soto, then exchanged fire with at least five officers. Alvarez fired at least four rounds, and Officer Michael Tadeschi was likely struck by a friendly fire round that deflected after striking his ballistic vest.

Veteran Dallas Officer Accidentally Shoots Rookie

July 16, 2010
A rookie Dallas police officer was accidentally shot this morning by a veteran officer at a home in West Dallas, police said. The rookie was not injured.

Suicide by Cop

April 30, 2010

When a person jumps to his death, we don't persecute the sidewalk, but time and again, society will blame the cop.

Report Identifies Friendly Fire Risk In Undercover Work

December 3, 2009
Nearly one in five New York police officers working undercover said they have been involved in armed confrontations with uniformed officers in which they were mistaken for suspects.

What Happens to the Children of Fallen Officers

October 14, 2009

"I love my father, but one thing I know he would want me to learn from his experiences is that this kind of dedication can cost you. There's always a cost, and in his case, it cost him his life, but also time with his family."

-Jim Chadwell Jr.

Body Armor Saves Chicago Officer In Friendly Fire Incident

August 28, 2009
A Chicago police officer was hospitalized in good condition after he was accidently shot by a fellow officer while trying to subdue a knife-wielding man in downtown Chicago, the Sun-Times reports.

NY Officer Won't Be Charged In Friendly Fire Incident

August 14, 2009
A New York officer who shot and killed an off-duty colleague he mistook for a criminal in East Harlem will not face criminal charges, the New York Times reports.

NYPD Sergeant Shot by Fellow Officer, Settles Suit with City for $3.25 Million

July 21, 2009
More than a decade after being shot by one of his men in a Brooklyn undercover operation, a former NYPD sergeant settled with the city Monday for $3.25 million.

Preventing Training Tragedies: Friendly Fire

January 1, 2003

Of all training accidents, police officers shooting each other in simulation drills are the most tragic. They are also the most difficult for some officers and civilians to comprehend.

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