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NYPD Fatal Shootings

  • 93

    Fatal shootings by police of civilians in New York City in 1971, the first year for which such records were kept

    8

    Fatal shootings by police of civilians in New York City in 2015. Of the 8, all had prior arrest records,  one was stabbing a police officer, two were violently struggling with police officers to avoid arrest, and the others were carrying some sort of gun.

— Source: The Wall Street Journal, 2.4.17  The Myth of the Trigger Happy Cop