Department of Justice Issues Statement regarding Police Shootings

By: DOJ Press Release
By: DOJ Press Release
The Justice Department this evening (1-26) confirmed it will examine the recent spate of police shootings.

An armed police officer stands near rescue vehicles about a block away from where a U.S. Marshal and two St. Petersburg police officers were shot while trying to serve an arrest warrant Monday, Jan. 24, 2011 in south St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

The statement is from Gil Moore, the spokesman for the COPS office at DOJ:

Officer Shooting Review Statement

As part of the technical assistance support services that we provide to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies, the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) will review the recent shootings of police officers and share what we learn about these incidents with the law enforcement field as they work to protect officers and citizens through the application of effective community policing practices.

The COPS Office is in the process of completing an after-action review of another high-profile case involving the fatal shooting of officers, and we anticipate continuing to work with concerned stakeholders on these and other critical law enforcement issues in the future.

Gilbert L. Moore

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  • by Anita Location: Tallahassee on Jan 27, 2011 at 08:48 AM
    mr. moore, you must support the enactment of laws that will protect our police officers, especially when they must serve warrants and arrest criminals and the people that harbor them. They MUST be legally able to use whatever means they have (i.e tear gas, etc.) to safely take these criminals into custody witohut endagering their lives.
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