Sunday, December 21, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Follow NY1 News on Facebook Follow NY1 News on Google+ Subscribe to this news feed 

News

Report: More City Police Involved In Shooting Incidents In 2012 Than 2011

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Report: More City Police Involved In Shooting Incidents In 2012 Than 2011
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

More city police officers were involved in shooting incidents last year than in 2011, according to a new report.

The New York City Police Department's annual firearms discharge report shows that police intentionally fired their weapons in 45 incidents in 2012, up from 36 the year before, a 25 percent increase.

The number of suspects killed by police gunfire also rose from nine to 16.

That's the highest number since 19 were killed in 1998.

However, police officials say that only seven suspects have been shot to death by police so far this year.

They also point out that there were more than 26,000 incidents in 2012 where officers arrested an armed suspect without firing their weapon.

Thirteen officers were shot in the line of duty last year.

That the highest number of wounded officers since the late '90s.

Despite that number, no city police officers were killed by gunfire in the line of duty for the second year in a row.

10.11.12.247 ClientIP: 54.145.209.80, 23.0.160.31 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP