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Fri Sep 25, 2020, 10:24 AM

London police officer shot dead inside police station

Source: Washington Post

A London police officer on Friday morning was shot dead inside a police station, London Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

The officer was killed by a man who had already been arrested and was being detained at a custody center in Croydon, a neighborhood in south London, police said. The officer was treated at the scene and later died at a hospital.

Police said a 23-year-old man was detained at the scene. The suspect was also taken to hospital with a gunshot wound.

The police said no police firearms were fired during the incident, prompting questions about whether the suspect was properly searched at the time of his arrest.

It is rare for a British police officer to be killed in the line of duty. The police officer in Croydon is the 17th officer from the London Metropolitan Police to be killed by a firearm since the Second World War, according to the BBC.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/london-police-officer-shot-dead-inside-police-station/2020/09/25/62b292c0-ff06-11ea-8d05-9beaaa91c71f_story.html

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Zorro Sep 2020 OP
BComplex Sep 2020 #1
Aristus Sep 2020 #2
Journeyman Sep 2020 #4
BComplex Sep 2020 #6
Bayard Sep 2020 #3
CanonRay Sep 2020 #5
BComplex Sep 2020 #7

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 10:38 AM

1. Boy! You can sure tell the difference between Brittain and the USA in this one sentence.

"The police officer in Croydon is the 17th officer from the London Metropolitan Police to be killed by a firearm since the Second World War, according to the BBC."

Seventeen in seventy + years? Shit! We have probably 17 every year. Guns. Guns. Guns.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 10:46 AM

2. The judicious way in which firearms are deployed among patrolling constables

also means they don't have our cops' staggering record for extra-judicial murder.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 10:54 AM

4. The FBI says 89 LEO were killed in the line-of-duty in 2019 . . .

48 as a result of felonious acts, 41 in accidents.

The 48 killed as a result of criminal acts was 8 less than in 2018. In 2015 it was 41 killed; in 2010 it was 55.


https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-releases-2019-statistics-on-law-enforcement-officers-killed-in-the-line-of-duty

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 11:48 AM

6. Holy shit!

That's a lot!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 10:46 AM

3. The 17th officer from the London Metropolitan Police

To be killed by a firearm since the 2nd World War. Wonder how many citizens they've killed?

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Response to Bayard (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 11:38 AM

5. 22 since 2010.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 25, 2020, 11:55 AM

7. See Aristus's post above.

They don't have quite the mandate. Their ranks are also probably screened for racists more closely than ours.

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