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NYPD Fatal Shootings

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


    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