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Minnesota Police Shoot, Kill Reportedly Suicidal Knife-Wielding Man

Officers from Stillwater, Bayport, and Oak Park Heights all responded to the incident, finding the man carrying the knife. One officer deployed a TASER, then another opened fire with a sidearm.

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Pennsylvania Police Shoot, Wound, Apparently Suicidal Gun-Wielding Subject

Police in Philadelphia responded to a call of a man wielding a gun on Tuesday evening, arriving at the scene to find 66-year-old Patrick McGuinn on his front porch with a gun in his hand.

Military Veteran Fatally Shot by Police in Suspected "Suicide by Cop" Incident

When responding officers arrived to the man's home on Saturday afternoon, they found the man hiding in some bushes in the backyard of the home, naked and armed with a handgun.

Video: Alabama Officer Indicted on Murder Charge in Fatal Shooting

Despite the fact that an Incident Review Board cleared all three officers of any wrongdoing — saying that all officers involved had performed within Huntsville Police Department policies, procedures, and training — Madison County District Attorney Robert Broussard decided to present the case to a grand jury.

Alabama Officer Indicted on Murder Charge in Fatal Shooting

Despite the fact that an Incident Review Board cleared all three officers of any wrongdoing — saying that all officers involved had performed within Huntsville Police Department policies, procedures, and training — Madison County District Attorney Robert Broussard decided to present the case to a grand jury. More here. 

Prosecutors Release Body Camera Footage of Fatal New Jersey OIS

Cumberland County (NJ) prosecutors released bodycam footage of an encounter on Saturday between Vineland police and a man who claimed to be holding a bomb. More here. 

Video: Prosecutors Release Body Camera Footage of Fatal New Jersey OIS

For nearly 30 minutes, police attempted to get the man to drop what he was holding. But ultimately, the subject began walking toward the officers, who then opened fire, killing the man.

Video: California Police Release Footage Leading up to Fatal OIS

In the video — which was released after being seen in open court during a coroner’s inquest hearing — 45-year-old Jeffrey Barboa is seen exiting his car carrying a large knife and slowly walking toward officers.

California Police Release Footage Leading up to Fatal OIS

In the video — which was released after being seen in open court during a coroner’s inquest hearing — 45-year-old Jeffrey Barboa is seen exiting his car carrying a large knife and slowly walking toward officers. More here. 

De-Escalation Instructor Training

This October, a new de-escalation training methodology was presented to law enforcement administrators, supervisors, and field officers in Delaware that the participants say could become the training model for de-escalation training nationally.