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Gun Policy News, 15 November 1998

United States

15 November 1998

Washington Post [First of 5 articles]

The District of Columbia's Metropolitan Police Department have shot and killed more people per resident in the 1990s than any other large American city police force. Many shootings by Washington police officers were acts of courage and even heroism. But internal police files and court records reveal a pattern of reckless and indiscriminate gunplay by officers sent into the streets with inadequate training and little oversight, an eight-month Washington Post... (GunPolicy.org)

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United States

15 November 1998

Washington Post [First of 5 articles]

[Continued from Part 1 of 2] In the Wake of a Bullet Whenever a District police officer fires a weapon, a review process starts. If the officer wounds someone, the supervisors in that police district undertake a shooting investigation. If an officer kills someone, homicide detectives investigate, and prosecutors at the U.S. attorney's office review the case to determine whether criminal law was violated. In either event, the department determines whether the shooting... (GunPolicy.org)

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