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Now that Mehserle's been sentenced, the Justice Department weighs further action.

Now that Mehserle's been sentenced, the Justice Department weighs further action.

This very human reaction of an officer forced to kill a man in the line of duty shows the truth behind how most officers feel. They very much do NOT want to have it come to this.

This very human reaction of an officer forced to kill a man in the line of duty shows the truth behind how most officers feel. They very much do NOT want to have it come to this.

Lorenzo Davis, a former Supervising Investigator who was fired from his position at the Independent Police Review Authority poses for a portrait at his home in Chicago, Illinois July 21, 2015. Davis was terminated from his job after his employer said he refused to change his findings in Chicago police officers involved in cases on excessive force and officer involved shootings.

3 Killings by Chicago Police Covered Up, Ex-Investigator Alleges

Lorenzo Davis, a former Supervising Investigator who was fired from his position at the Independent Police Review Authority poses for a portrait at his home in Chicago, Illinois July 21, 2015. Davis was terminated from his job after his employer said he refused to change his findings in Chicago police officers involved in cases on excessive force and officer involved shootings.

Using police data, medical examiner records and district attorney reports, The Chronicle reviewed 15 years of officer-involved shootings in San Francisco.  Between 2000 and 2015, there have been 95 reported shootings involving San Francisco police officers, including 40 fatal ones, according to police data (officer suicides and accidental discharges were excluded).  Suhr acknowledged the increase in an interview with The Chronicle before his resignation, saying: “We’re trying to figure out…

SF’s police-involved shootings: practices and patterns

Using police data, medical examiner records and district attorney reports, The Chronicle reviewed 15 years of officer-involved shootings in San Francisco. Between 2000 and 2015, there have been 95 reported shootings involving San Francisco police officers, including 40 fatal ones, according to police data (officer suicides and accidental discharges were excluded). Suhr acknowledged the increase in an interview with The Chronicle before his resignation, saying: “We’re trying to figure out…

Lorenzo Davis, a former Supervising Investigator who was fired from his position at the Independent Police Review Authority poses for a portrait at his home in Chicago, Illinois July 21, 2015. Davis was terminated from his job after his employer said he refused to change his findings in Chicago police officers involved in cases on excessive force and officer involved shootings.

3 Killings by Chicago Police Covered Up, Ex-Investigator Alleges

Lorenzo Davis, a former Supervising Investigator who was fired from his position at the Independent Police Review Authority poses for a portrait at his home in Chicago, Illinois July 21, 2015. Davis was terminated from his job after his employer said he refused to change his findings in Chicago police officers involved in cases on excessive force and officer involved shootings.

Officer-Involved Shootings: Critical Incident Responses

Officer-Involved Shootings: Critical Incident Responses

Lorenzo Davis, a former Supervising Investigator who was fired from his position at the Independent Police Review Authority poses for a portrait at his home in Chicago, Illinois July 21, 2015. Davis was terminated from his job after his employer said he refused to change his findings in Chicago police officers involved in cases on excessive force and officer involved shootings.

3 Killings by Chicago Police Covered Up, Ex-Investigator Alleges

Lorenzo Davis, a former Supervising Investigator who was fired from his position at the Independent Police Review Authority poses for a portrait at his home in Chicago, Illinois July 21, 2015. Davis was terminated from his job after his employer said he refused to change his findings in Chicago police officers involved in cases on excessive force and officer involved shootings.

DALLAS -- Dallas Police Department sources tell News 8 at least two DPD officers were shot in downtown Dallas by a shooter at a protest in downtown Dallas of officer-involved shootings across the country.

DALLAS -- Dallas Police Department sources tell News 8 at least two DPD officers were shot in downtown Dallas by a shooter at a protest in downtown Dallas of officer-involved shootings across the country.

Police officers have a difficult job. It is made more difficult when those officers that can not perform competently are not removed from their position and prosecuted. The vast majority of good officers who keep us safe should not be judged by the incompetent few. The article showing the significant higher officer involved shootings over other countries does not stress the point enough that the amount of guns on the streets of the United States dwarfs other countries. Citing the police as…

By the numbers: US police kill more in days than other countries do in years

Police officers have a difficult job. It is made more difficult when those officers that can not perform competently are not removed from their position and prosecuted. The vast majority of good officers who keep us safe should not be judged by the incompetent few. The article showing the significant higher officer involved shootings over other countries does not stress the point enough that the amount of guns on the streets of the United States dwarfs other countries. Citing the police as…

Can virtual reality training for US police help stop officer-involved shootings?

Can virtual reality training for US police help stop officer-involved shootings?

Hundreds of centers across the US are using virtual reality to train officers to shoot more accurately – and also help them to decide whether to shoot at all

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