New FBI Study on Officer Involved Shootings

Discussion in 'In the News' started by CoolHand, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. CoolHand

    CoolHand Active Member

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    Found an interesting article that summarizes a recent FBI study on shootouts between law enforcement and law breakers. I found some of the stuff to be enlightening like how the criminals carried their firearms and their skill and training levels vs. the cops.

    I wonder if the full report is available to us mere mortals?

    Link: http://www.forcesciencenews.com/home/de ... ?serial=62

    Summary from article:

    . NEW FINDINGS FROM FBI ABOUT COP ATTACKERS & THEIR WEAPONS

    New findings on how offenders train with, carry and deploy the weapons they use to attack police officers have emerged in a just-published, 5-year study by the FBI.

    Among other things, the data reveal that most would-be cop killers:

    --show signs of being armed that officers miss;

    --have more experience using deadly force in "street combat" than their intended victims;

    --practice with firearms more often and shoot more accurately;

    --have no hesitation whatsoever about pulling the trigger. "If you hesitate," one told the study's researchers, "you're dead. You have the instinct or you don't. If you don't, you're in trouble on the street...."
     
  2. Rammstein

    Rammstein New Member

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    Interesting read and good post CoolHand!
     

  3. tony218

    tony218 New Member

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    -"-practice with firearms more often and shoot more accurately"

    i find this is likely to be true
    i went to the range in forest park last night and every lane in there
    had a side-ways gun holder shooting.
    the lack of respect for the gun scared me i left after shooting
    2 mags just made me nervous.